Healthcare Regulatory Compliance/Patient Care Vicinity Solutions

Medical-Grade Power Strips

Compliance Guide & Recommended Solutions

Patient safety as well as regulatory compliance are serious business! Here are easy solutions to help you comply with UL standards and the most recent regulations for power strip use in patient care vicinities and throughout a healthcare facility.

UL Standards Quick Reference

Standard
Description
Application
UL 60601-1
Electrical safety measure required for all devices that can potentially come in contact with patients and staff. Medical equipment-patient care vicinity
UL 1363A
Basic safety standard for power strips integrated as components of a larger system where they supply power to equipment in a movable assembly that is rack, table or pedestal-mounted. Mobile applications inside and outside the patient care vicinity
UL 1363
Basic safety standard for power strips that stand alone and are NOT designed as components of a larger system. Lab applications and administrative areas
UL 1449
Surge protector safety standard for units used outside of patient care vicinity. Administrative areas and business offices
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Patient Care Rooms

Do you need additional outlets located within a 6 foot radius from a patient?

If so, your power strip must meet UL 60601-1, the standard for electrical safety required for all devices that potentially come in contact with patients and staff.

Tripp Lite Solution: PS-406-HGULTRA, PS-415-HGULTRA

  • Patented fault detection technology
  • Switchless design prevents accidental shutoff
  • Hospital-grade plug and outlets
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Medical-grade power taps for use within the patient vicinity

Mobile Applications - Patient Rooms

Do you need additional outlets mounted on mobile carts, IV poles and other movable equipment?

If so, your power strip must meet UL 1363A, the standard required for power strips mounted as components of movable equipment assemblies.

Tripp Lite Solutions: PS615HG20AOEM, PS625HG20AOEM, PS-615-HG-OEM, PS-415-HG-OEM, PS-410-HGOEMCC

  • For use inside and outside patient rooms
  • Permanently mounted in application
  • Hospital-grade plug and outlets
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Specialty-purpose relocatable power taps for mobile applications

Administrative Areas

Do you use surge protectors throughout your administrative and business offices?

Are they ever moved from one room to another? If so, your surge protector must meet UL 1449 and have hospital-grade outlets. This ensures safety when strips are transferred between locations.

Tripp Lite Solutions: ISOBAR6ULTRAHG, SPS-615-HG, SPS606HGRA, SPS610HGRA, SPS415HGULTRA

  • Up to 3,330 joules of surge protection
  • For use outside patient care areas
  • Hospital-grade plug and outlets
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Relocatable power taps with surge protection for use in administrative areas

WHITE PAPER

Design and Implement a Power Strip Policy for Your Facility

As the use of power strips in hospitals has become more widespread, their misapplication has also become increasingly prevalent. Incorrect use of power strips in healthcare facilities can result in citations, fines, or even patient injuries. Implement a power strip compliance plan before you are cited for code violations.

Be Prepared with a Plan...

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

Patient-Care Vicinity Medical-Grade Power Strips

PS-415-HGULTRA 4 hospital-grade outlets - 15-ft. cord - UL60601-1 compliant power strip

4 hospital-grade outlets - 15-ft. cord - UL60601-1 compliant

UL60601-1 compliance designed for use anywhere within patient-care and treatment rooms.
Ideal for powering medical and computer equipment.

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PS-615-HG-OEM 6 hospital-grade outlets - 15-ft. cord - UL1363A compliant power strip

6 hospital-grade outlets - 15-ft. cord - UL1363A compliant

Perfect for mobile applications inside and outside patient-care and treatment rooms. Designed for powering movable plug-connected components mounted to IV poles, mobile carts, crash carts and mobile medical workstations.

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PS625HG20AOEM 6 hospital-grade outlets - 25-ft. cord - UL1363A compliant power strip

6 hospital-grade outlets - 25-ft. cord - UL1363A compliant

Extra-long 25 foot power cord designed for mobile applications inside and outside operating, patient-care and treatment rooms. Ideal for powering movable plug-connected components mounted to IV poles, mobile carts, crash carts and mobile medical workstations.

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