Compact DC-DC Converter Can reduce Size of Medical Appliances


  • The product is designed to meet the safety requirements of medical and scientific applications.
  • The Converter is claimed to achieve an efficiency of 85 per cent.

The demand for regulated voltage supply sources has increased with an increase in the development of portable scientific and medical appliances. The main challenge for the design of these appliances is the compact size and low power consumption while working on batteries as a power source.

RECOM has recently introduced a new component in their Converter series which is said to be developed under Medical and Scientific Appliance Standards. The converter is designed to save space in medical applications by delivering up to 2W and 2MOPP/250V AC working voltage in a narrow SIP8 package with compact dimensions of 8mm x 23mm.

Approved with IEC/EN 62368-1 and 60601-1 certifications


The component is said to be tested and certified with IEC/EN 62368-1 and 60601-1 certifications. It is protected with reinforced 5.2kVDC/1-minute isolation which makes the component to simplify approval of medical and scientific applications. The IC is also covered by a CB report that eases certification of end products in CB Scheme member countries worldwide. The converters are EN 60601-1-2 and EN 55011 compliant with the addition of a simple external LC filter. The company also claims to provide a 5-year warranty on the whole series of these converters.

A series of Medically Certified Converters

The company has launched a series of converters according to the requirement of input and output voltages of the applications. The series contains 32 variants comprising 3.3V, 5V, 9V, and 12V single-output and ±3.3V, ±9V, and ±12V dual-output models. The nominal input voltage for the converters is 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V, or 24V. The converters can achieve up to 85% efficiency and can operate over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 80° C.

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