EEVblog #659 – Medical Plugpack Teardown


What’s inside an IEC60601-1 medical class 5V mains DC-DC plugpack?
What is the difference between PCB clearance and creepage?
A German FRIWO 5V FW7555M/05 brand medical grade isolation unit vs a cheap Wun Hung Lo consumer brand.
Also a comparative look at transformer construction.

Datasheets & Links:
www.farnell.com/datasheets/30889.pdf
IEC_60601
Rubycon Caps
CD 263 Caps.
Vishay Optocouplers

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6 comments

  1. That winding around the transformer is for EMI-compliance, it is the shielding of the core. I have never seen this kind of wire, ususally copper foil is used (e.g. in ATX PSUs). Maybe they “did the homework” in this case. Dave, as I remember, you did a teardown where this kind of pulse-transformers had nice shielding. I have found this in the teardown of the Marconi RF Gen. http://www.eevblog.com/2012/03/22/eevblog-261-marconi-2023-rf-signal-generator-teardown/

  2. Jianghai caps are Chinese. But they have a cooperation/licence with Hitachi AIC.
    Not one hung low

    http://www.jianghai.com/

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  4. So in order to reduce EMI, it common to place a capacitor between between the main ac side and the isolated 2nd side?

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