IEC 60601-2-46:2023 

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-46: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of operating tables

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IEC 60601-2-46:2023 specifies safety requirements for operating tables, whether or not having electrical parts, including transporters, used for the transportation of the operating table top to or from the base or pedestal of an operating table with detachable operating table top. This particular standard does not apply to
- dental patient chairs (see ISO 7494-1),
- examination chairs and couches,
- patient-supporting systems of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic equipment (see IEC 60601-2-54 or IEC 60601-2-43),
- operating table heating blankets (see IEC 60601-2-35),
- patient transfer equipment,
- delivery tables and delivery beds,
- medical beds (see IEC 60601-2-52 and EN 50637), and
- field tables.
IEC 60601-2-46:2023 cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: structural alignment with IEC 60601-1:2005, IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD1:2012 and IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD2:2020.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2023-05-26
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 62/SC 62D - Particular medical equipment, software, and systemsrss
ICS11.140 - Hospital equipment
Stability date  2027
File size1117 KB

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