Treating patients with chronic conditions outside the hospital is a growing trend due to aging populations, the increase of chronic respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea or COPD, and the cost effectiveness of home healthcare treatments. Medical therapy equipment has gotten smaller and lighter, battery life has increased, and device reliability and ease of use have improved. As a result, home healthcare medical equipment such as PAP therapy devices (CPAPs, BPAPs, and APAPs) and portable oxygen concentrators are seeing widespread use.
Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.