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Surgeons Today Prefer Electronic Scalpels That Use Reed Relays In Their Electrosurgical Generators

Electronic Scalpels run on Electrosurgical Generators that use Reed Relays

Surgery

Introduction

Approximately 95% of new, surgically equipped operating rooms use electronic
scalpels. These electronic scalpels cut and instantly cauterize the area stopping any bleeding. This greatly helps doctors focus on the job at hand, while not having the area of surgical interest being obliterated with blood.  However, to perform this operation electronically requires the use of high voltage, high current and a relatively high operating frequency. This immediately brings the added concern of electric shock to the patients, nurses and doctors. So a key element to successful electronic scalpels is high reliability and safety. Medical equipment designers have chosen MEDER’s reed relays to accomplish both.

Full application write up:  Electrosurgical Generators Use Reed Relays

Features

  • High reliability
  • Ability to carry RF currents up to 6 Amps
  • Ability to carry high power with up to a 1 MHz envelope
  • Dielectric strength across the contacts 10,000 volts
  • Contacts dynamically tested

High Voltage/Current Relay Series
Relay SeriesDimensionsIllustration
mminches
HE Series
W14.500.570HE Series Red Relay
H15.500.610
L65.002.559
HM Series



W19.000.748
HM Series Red Relay
H19.800.780
L68.002.677