Green Dot requirements

Hospital-Grade Label

HG LABEL 1Cords used in North America medical equipment must be labeled “Hospital-
Grade.” The plug of this cord is what makes it hospital-grade.

These cords are subject to special requirements in the following standards: Medical Equipment Standards, Power Supply Cord Standards, and Attachment Plug and Receptacle Standards. The special requirement for these standards is that they must be UL and CAN/CSA approved, shown to the right in Figure 1. Continue reading Hospital-Grade Label

MD&M East 2014 Wrap-Up

logo_MDMEIt was a wonderful week in the Big Apple for Quail Electronics. MDM East in New York City proved to be an excellent event with a tremendous turnout. We demonstrated some of our great products and met an exciting array of people.

The show was located the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York City right along the Hudson River. It was packed full with over 1400 exhibitors and everyone had plenty of interesting things to bring to the table. Continue reading MD&M East 2014 Wrap-Up

MD&M East 2014 Preview

MDM EastGet ready, Big Apple: Quail Electronics is excited to announce we will be heading back east to demo our world-leading product line at the Medical Design & Manufacturers East 2014 trade show exposition from June 10-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The event, hosted by MedTechWorld, is the largest medical technology exposé on the east coast. MD&M East will include over 1,000 leading suppliers and service providers exhibiting top products and technologies in the medical field. Continue reading MD&M East 2014 Preview

The Green Dot – Your Hospital-Grade Solution

Green DotThe medical industry is a vital aspect of humanistic infrastructure. Personnel operates in fast-paced environments whose endeavors are to save lives. The medical equipment used must meet the highest of standards in powering mission-critical machinery. Such medical devices must be powered by power cords using only a proprietary standard that involves a process to achieve hospital grade approval. Once passed, power cords and strips earn a green dot – a modest icon of the strenuous process involved in powering the world’s most important medical equipment. Continue reading The Green Dot – Your Hospital-Grade Solution

Hospital Grade Lighted Cords

emergencyHospitals are great. Sure, they get a bad rap sometimes, but think about it. Everyone who works in the hospital, from the doctors to the janitors, each works together in unison, to try and save people’s lives. Yes, even the janitor. They are responsible for cleanliness, which is the cornerstone of fighting disease. But with so many people relying on so many different electronic devices, it’s important to guarantee power at all times, from operating room machines to power cleaners.  That’s where Hospital Grade Lighted power cords come into play! Continue reading Hospital Grade Lighted Cords

The Auto-Lock®: Guaranteeing a Steadfast Connection

C14_C19_5287Some people have two left feet.  I believe that I have two left feet and a third invisible foot that exists only to trip me in very important moments. It’s an issue. During my senior prom, while showing off my signature Hammer moves, I tripped and unplugged the DJ booth and all of the lights, resulting in complete darkness and silence for about ten minutes. In college, while rushing to finish a project, I tripped over a power cord in the computer lab which turned off every single computer, resulting in a sprint for my life as a mob of caffeinated procrastinators chased me through the quad at 3 am. I have ruined countless presentations, proposals, and parties.

For some industries, the importance of maintaining constant power is far more important than my two left feet. Hospitals need to ensure that power can be supplied to operating room machinery seamlessly. Storage facilities need to supply power to all of their mainframes. The OEM marketplace is well aware of the necessity of power supply. But how do you guarantee this? Continue reading The Auto-Lock®: Guaranteeing a Steadfast Connection