AC WORKS™ Connector — Hospital Requirements

Green Dot Receptacles

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

Electrical receptacles, also known as outlets, need to follow certain guidelines and pass specific tests no matter what they may be used for. Each different grade of the receptacle is clearly marked with their classification. One of these classifications is marked with a green dot. What does it mean? Green dot receptacles are marked to designate they are Hospital Grade. Another designation of “Hospital Grade” or “Hosp. Grade” is printed on the back of the receptacle. First off, these receptacles must qualify for UL certifications that general use receptacles must also qualify for. Then, these receptacles must undergo a different...

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Medical and Hospital Grade Power Supply Requirements

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

AC Connectors carries medical and hospital grade power-supply products that are compatible with North American standards and requirements.  Molded-on Plugs and Connectors follow UL 817 and CSA C22.2 requirements for NEMA 5-15, NEMA 5-20, NEMA 6-15 and NEMA 6-20.  Medical and Hospital grade power connections have special standards that are required by UL and thoroughly tested prior to use.  Special standards/requirements must be met for a power connection product to be called medical or hospital grade.  Both medical and hospital grades have differences but exceed the manufacturing of household or residential power supplies.  These products have nickel-plated pins and terminals,...

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