5008: C8 appliance inlet with filter
A C8 style IEC connector with a maximum rated current of 2.5 A is suitable for all devices with outputs up to approx 500 W. Matching connecting cables are available with 2-pin Euro and National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA) plugs.
The C18 connector, with a rated current up to 10A VDE and 15 A UL is available for medical devices with higher outputs.
C18 PEM connector 5707 with V-Lock locking system and IP 65 protection
Complying with EMC for domestic medical equipment
Since laypersons operate medical devices at home, special attention to the equipment's ability to effectively suppress interference is needed. This also includes ensuring electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Most devices today are supplied with power by switched-mode power supplies. These are suitable for the various mains voltages around the world and have a high efficiency, due to the fast switching capability by ICs.
These switching ICs, however, cause great interferences that can be measured on the power mains. The EMC standards specify limits for conducted and radiated interfering voltages. This is a precondition for compliance with the EMC standards, which in turn is necessary for the CE conformity marking. The use of a filter is recommended because of the interferences caused by modern electronic devices. A filter can be discreetly mounted on the PC board or used as a block or in line filter in combination with the connector.