Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of transport incubators (IEC 60601-2-20:2009)

This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR equipment, as defined in 201.3.211 of this standard, also referred to as ME EQUIPMENT. If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant. HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1 of the general standard. NOTE See also 4.2 of the general standard. This particular standard specifies safety requirements for INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATORS but alternate methods of compliance with a specific clause by demonstrating equivalent safety will not be judged as non compliant if the MANUFACTURER has demonstrated in his RISK MANAGEMENT FILE that the RISK presented by the HAZARD has been found to be of an acceptable level when weighed against the benefit of treatment from the device.
This particular standard does not apply to:
– devices supplying heat via BLANKETS, PADS or MATTRESSES in medical use; for information
see IEC 80601-2-35 [1]1);
– INFANT INCUBATORS which are not INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR; for information see
IEC 60601-2-19 [2];
– INFANT RADIANT WARMERS; for information, see IEC 60601-2-21 [3];
– INFANT PHOTOTHERAPY; for information, see IEC 60601-2-50 [4].

Medizinische elektrische Geräte - Teil 2-20: Besondere Festlegungen für die Sicherheit einschlißlich der wesentlichen Leistungsmerkmale von Transportinkubatoren (IEC 60601-2-20:2009)

Appareils électromédicaux - Partie 2-20: Règles particulières de sécurité de base et de performances essentielles des incubateurs de transport (CEI 60601-2-20:2009)

La CEI 60601-2-20:2009 spécifie les exigences de sécurité relatives aux incubateurs de transport pour nouveau-nés. La présente norme particulière modifie et complète la CEI 60601-1:2005: Appareils électromédicaux - Partie 1: Exigences générales pour la sécurité de base et les performances essentielles. Cette deuxième édition annule et remplace la première édition de la CEI 60601-2-20 parue en 1990 et son Amendement 1 (1996). Cette édition constitue une révision technique. La présente édition de la CEI 60601 2-20 a été mise à jour de façon à correspondre structurellement à l'édition 2005 de la CEI 60601-1. Le contenu du corrigendum de février 2012 a été pris en considération dans cet exemplaire.

Medicinska električna oprema - 2-20. del: Posebne zahteve za osnovno varnost in bistvene lastnosti prenosnih inkubatorjev (IEC 60601-2-20:2009)

Ta mednarodni standard se uporablja za OSNOVNO VARNOST in BISTVENE LASTNOSTI  opreme PRENOSNIH INKUBATORJEV ZA DOJENČKE, kot so opredeljene v točki 201.3.211 tega standarda, imenovano tudi ME OPREMA. Če je klavzula ali podklavzula izrecno namenjena uporabi zgolj za ME OPREMO ali ME SISTEME, bosta naslov in vsebina te klavzule ali podklavzule to navedla. Če  ni tako, se klavzula ali podklavzula smotrno uporablja tako za ME OPREMO kot ME SISTEME. NEVARNOSTI, ki so v okviru tega standarda povezane s predvideno fiziološko funkcijo ME OPREME ali ME SISTEMOV, niso zajete v posebnih zahtevah tega standarda, razen v točkah 7.2.13 in 8.4.1 splošnega standarda. OPOMBA: Glej tudi točko 4.2 splošnega standarda. Ta posebni standard opredeljuje varnostne zahteva za PRENOSNE INKUBATORJE ZA DOJENČKE, vendar za nadomestne metode ugotavljanja skladnosti s posebno klavzulo z dokazovanjem enake stopnje varnosti ne velja, da niso skladne, če je PROIZVAJALEC dokazal v svojem DOKUMENTU O OBVLADOVANJU TVEGANJA, da je bilo za TVEGANJE, ki ga predstavljajo NEVARNOSTI, ugotovljeno, da ni na sprejemljivi ravni v primerjavi z koristjo zdravljenja, ki ga zagotavlja naprava.
Ta posebni standard ne velja za:
– naprave, ki oddajajo toploto v medicinske namene preko ODEJ, BLAZIN ali ŽIMNIC; za informacije glej IEC 80601-2-35 [1];
– INKUBATORJE ZA DOJENČKE, ki niso PRENOSNI INKUBATORJI ZA DOJENČKE; za  informacije glej IEC 60601-2-19 [2];
– SEVALNE GRELNIKE ZA DOJENČKE; za informacije glej IEC 60601-2-21 [3];
– FOTOTERAPIJO ZA DOJENČKE; za informacije glej IEC 60601-2-50 [4].

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Published
Publication Date
14-Dec-2009
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
30-Nov-2009
Due Date
04-Feb-2010
Completion Date
15-Dec-2009

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Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for basic safety and

essential performance of transport incubators (IEC 60601-2-20:2009)

Medizinische elektrische Geräte - Teil 2-20: Besondere Festlegungen für die Sicherheit

einschlißlich der wesentlichen Leistungsmerkmale von Transportinkubatoren (IEC 60601

-2-20:2009)

Appareils électromédicaux - Partie 2-20: Règles particulières de sécurité de base et de

performances essentielles des incubateurs de transport (CEI 60601-2-20:2009)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60601-2-20:2009
ICS:
11.040.10 Anestezijska, respiratorna in Anaesthetic, respiratory and
reanimacijska oprema reanimation equipment
SIST EN 60601-2-20:2010 en,fr

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60601-2-20
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2009
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 11.040.10 Supersedes EN 60601-2-20:1996
English version
Medical electrical equipment -
Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety
and essential performance of infant transport incubators
(IEC 60601-2-20:2009)
Appareils électromédicaux - Medizinische elektrische Geräte -
Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières Teil 2-20: Besondere Festlegungen
pour la sécurité de base für die Sicherheit einschließlich
et les performances essentielles der wesentlichen Leistungsmerkmale
des incubateurs de transport von Tranportinkubatoren
pour nouveau-nés (IEC 60601-2-20:2009)
(CEI 60601-2-20:2009)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2009-09-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Central Secretariat: Avenue Marnix 17, B - 1000 Brussels

© 2009 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 60601-2-20:2009 E
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Foreword

The text of document 62D/731/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 60601-2-20, prepared by SC 62D,

Electromedical equipment, of IEC TC 62, Electrical equipment in medical practice, was submitted to the

IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and was approved by CENELEC as EN 60601-2-20 on 2009-09-01.

This European Standard supersedes EN 60601-2-20:1996.
EN 60601-2-20:1996 was revised to structurally align with EN 60601-1:2006.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2010-06-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2012-09-01

This European Standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association and covers essential requirements of

EC Directive MDD (93/42/EEC). See Annex ZZ.
In this standard, the following print types are used:
– Requirements and definitions: roman type.
– Test specifications: italic type.

– Informative material appearing outside of tables, such as notes, examples and references: in smaller type. Normative text of

tables is also in a smaller type.

– TERMS DEFINED IN CLAUSE 3 OF THE GENERAL STANDARD, IN THIS PARTICULAR STANDARD OR AS NOTED:

SMALL CAPITALS.
In referring to the structure of this standard, the term

– “clause” means one of the seventeen numbered divisions within the table of contents, inclusive of all

subdivisions (e.g. Clause 7 includes Subclauses 7.1, 7.2, etc.);

– “subclause” means a numbered subdivision of a clause (e.g. 7.1, 7.2 and 7.2.1 are all subclauses of

Clause 7).

References to clauses within this standard are preceded by the term “Clause” followed by the clause

number. References to subclauses within this particular standard are by number only.

In this standard, the conjunctive “or” is used as an “inclusive or” so a statement is true if any combination

of the conditions is true.

The verbal forms used in this standard conform to usage described in Annex H of the ISO/IEC Directives,

Part 2. For the purposes of this standard, the auxiliary verb:

− “shall” means that compliance with a requirement or a test is mandatory for compliance with this

standard;

− “should” means that compliance with a requirement or a test is recommended but is not mandatory for

compliance with this standard;

− “may” is used to describe a permissible way to achieve compliance with a requirement or test.

An asterisk (*) as the first character of a title or at the beginning of a paragraph or table title indicates that

there is guidance or rationale related to that item in Annex AA.
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Annexes ZA and ZZ have been added by CENELEC.
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Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60601-2-20:2009 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:

IEC 80601-2-35 NOTE Harmonized as EN 80601-2-35:2009 (not modified).
IEC 60601-2-19 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60601-2-19:2009 (not modified).
IEC 60601-2-21 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60601-2-21:2009 (not modified).
IEC 60601-2-50 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60601-2-50:2009 (not modified).
IEC 61672-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61672-1:2003 (not modified).
ISO 21647 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 21647:2009 (not modified).
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Annex ZA of EN 60601-1:2006 applies, except as follows:
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
Replace the reference to IEC 60601-1-2 by:
IEC 60601-1-2 2007 Medical electrical equipment - EN 60601-1-2 2007
(mod) Part 1-2: General requirements for basic
safety and essential performance - Collateral
Standard: Electromagnetic compatibility -
Requirements and tests
Addition:
IEC 60601-1-10 2007 Medical electrical equipment - EN 60601-1-10 2008
Part 1-10: General requirements for basic
safety and essential performance - Collateral
Standard: Requirements for the development
of physiologic closed-loop controllers
ISO 32 - Gas cylinders for medical use - Marking for - -
identification of content
ISO 407 - Small medical gas cylinders - Pin-index - -
yoke-type valve connections
Undated reference.
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Annex ZZ
(informative)
Coverage of Essential Requirements of EC Directives

This European Standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association and within its scope the standard covers all

relevant essential requirements as given in Annex I of the EC Directive 93/42/EEC.

Compliance with this standard provides one means of conformity with the specified essential

requirements of the Directive concerned.

WARNING: Other requirements and other EC Directives may be applicable to the products falling within

the scope of this standard.
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IEC 60601-2-20
Edition 2.0 2009-02
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Medical electrical equipment –

Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance

of infant transport incubators
Appareils électromédicaux –

Partie 2-20: Exigences particulières pour la sécurité de base et les performances

essentielles des incubateurs de transport pour nouveau-nés
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION
COMMISSION
ELECTROTECHNIQUE
PRICE CODE
INTERNATIONALE
CODE PRIX
ICS 11.040.10 ISBN 2-8318-1030-0
® Registered trademark of the International Electrotechnical Commission
Marque déposée de la Commission Electrotechnique Internationale
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................3

INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................5

201.1 Scope, object and related standards .........................................................................6

201.2 Normative references ................................................................................................8

201.3 Terms and definitions................................................................................................8

201.4 General requirements..............................................................................................10

201.5 General requirements for testing ME EQUIPMENT.......................................................12

201.6 Classification of ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS ......................................................12

201.7 ME EQUIPMENT identification, marking and documents..............................................12

201.8 Protection against electrical HAZARDS from ME EQUIPMENT........................................14

201.9 Protection against MECHANICAL HAZARDS of ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS..............14

201.10 Protection against unwanted and excessive radiation HAZARDS................................18

201.11 Protection against excessive temperatures and other HAZARDS................................18

201.12 Accuracy of controls and instruments and protection against hazardous

outputs....................................................................................................................19

201.13 HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS and fault conditions.............................................................26

201.14 PROGRAMMABLE ELECTRICAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS (PEMS) ...............................................26

201.15 Construction of ME EQUIPMENT .................................................................................26

201.16 ME SYSTEMS ............................................................................................................28

201.17 Electromagnetic compatibility of ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS .............................28

202 Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements and tests ..............................................28

210 Requirements for the development of physiologic closed-loop controllers ....................29

Annexes ...............................................................................................................................29

Annex AA (informative) Particular guidance and rationale....................................................30

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................38

Index of defined terms used in this particular standard..........................................................39

Figure 201.101 – Positioning of air temperature sensors.......................................................10

Figure 201.102 – AVERAGE TRANSPORT INCUBATOR TEMPERATURE ...........................................10

Figure 201.103 – Layout of weight test devices.....................................................................23

Table 201.101 – Additional ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE requirements........................................11

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT –
Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential
performance of infant transport incubators
FOREWORD

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International standard IEC 60601-2-20 has been prepared by IEC Subcommittee 62D

Electromedical equipment, of IEC Technical Committee 62: Electrical equipment in medical

practice.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60601-2-20 published in

1990 and its Amendment 1 (1996). This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition of

IEC 60601-2-20 was revised to structurally align with the 2005 edition of IEC 60601-1.

The text of this particular standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
62D/731/FDIS 62D/757/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this particular standard can be found in the

report on voting indicated in the above table.
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This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

In this standard, the following print types are used:
– Requirements and definitions: roman type.
– Test specifications: italic type.

– Informative material appearing outside of tables, such as notes, examples and references: in smaller type.

Normative text of tables is also in a smaller type.

ERMS DEFINED IN CLAUSE 3 OF THE GENERAL STANDARD, IN THIS PARTICULAR STANDARD OR AS

– T
NOTED: SMALL CAPITALS.
In referring to the structure of this standard, the term

– “clause” means one of the seventeen numbered divisions within the table of contents,

inclusive of all subdivisions (e.g. Clause 7 includes subclauses 7.1, 7.2, etc.);

– “subclause” means a numbered subdivision of a clause (e.g. 7.1, 7.2 and 7.2.1 are all

subclauses of Clause 7).

References to clauses within this standard are preceded by the term “Clause” followed by the

clause number. References to subclauses within this collateral standard are by number only.

In this standard, the conjunctive “or” is used as an “inclusive or” so a statement is true if any

combination of the conditions is true.

The verbal forms used in this standard conform to usage described in Annex H of the ISO/IEC

Directives, Part 2. For the purposes of this standard, the auxiliary verb:

– “shall” means that compliance with a requirement or a test is mandatory for compliance

with this standard;

– “should” means that compliance with a requirement or a test is recommended but is not

mandatory for compliance with this standard;

– “may” is used to describe a permissible way to achieve compliance with a requirement or

test.

An asterisk (*) as the first character of a title or at the beginning of a paragraph or table title

indicates that there is guidance or rationale related to that item in Annex AA.

A list of all parts of the IEC 60601 series, published under the general title Medical electrical

equipment, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in

the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be

• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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INTRODUCTION

The minimum safety requirements specified in this particular standard are considered to

provide for a practical degree of safety in the operation of INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR

equipment.

This particular standard amends and supplements IEC 60601-1:2005, Medical electrical

equipment – Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance,

hereinafter referred to as the general standard.
The requirements are followed by specifications for the relevant tests.

A general guidance and rationale for the requirements of this particular standard are given in

Annex AA.

It is considered that knowledge of the reasons for these requirements will not only facilitate

the proper application of this particular standard but will, in due course, expedite any revision

necessitated by changes in clinical practice or as a result of developments in technology.

However, this annex does not form part of the requirements of this standard.
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MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT –
Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential
performance of infant transport incubators
201.1 Scope, object and related standards
Clause 1 of the general standard applies, except as follows:
201.1.1 Scope
Replacement:

This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of INFANT

TRANSPORT INCUBATOR equipment, as defined in 201.3.211 of this standard, also referred to as

ME EQUIPMENT.

If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to

ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the

case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant.

HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS

within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard

except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1 of the general standard.
NOTE See also 4.2 of the general standard.

This particular standard specifies safety requirements for INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATORS but

alternate methods of compliance with a specific clause by demonstrating equivalent safety will

not be judged as non compliant if the MANUFACTURER has demonstrated in his RISK
MANAGEMENT FILE that the RISK presented by the HAZARD has been found to be of an
acceptable level when weighed against the benefit of treatment from the device.
This particular standard does not apply to:

– devices supplying heat via BLANKETS, PADS or MATTRESSES in medical use; for information

see IEC 80601-2-35 [1] ;

– INFANT INCUBATORS which are not INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR; for information see

IEC 60601-2-19 [2];
– INFANT RADIANT WARMERS; for information, see IEC 60601-2-21 [3];
– INFANT PHOTOTHERAPY; for information, see IEC 60601-2-50 [4].
201.1.2 Object
Replacement:

The object of this particular standard is to establish particular BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL

PERFORMANCE requirements for INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATORS as defined in 201.3.211, which

minimize HAZARDS to the PATIENT and OPERATOR, and to specify tests by which compliance

with the requirements can be verified.
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Figures between square brackets refer to the Bibliography.
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201.1.3 *Collateral standards
Addition:

This particular standard refers to those applicable collateral standards that are listed in

Clause 2 of the general standard and Clause 2 of this particular standard.

IEC 60601-1-2 and IEC 60601-1-10 apply as modified in Clauses 202 and 210 respectively.

IEC 60601-1-3 does not apply. All other published collateral standards in the IEC 60601-1

series apply as published.
201.1.4 Particular standards
Replacement:

In the IEC 60601 series, particular standards may modify, replace or delete requirements

contained in the general standard and collateral standards as appropriate for the particular

ME EQUIPMENT under consideration, and may add other BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL
PERFORMANCE requirements.
A requirement of a particular standard takes priority over the general standard.

For brevity, IEC 60601-1 is referred to in this particular standard as the general standard.

Collateral standards are referred to by their document number.

The numbering of clauses and subclauses of this particular standard corresponds to that of

the general standard with the prefix “201” (e.g. 201.1 in this standard addresses the content

of Clause 1 of the general standard) or applicable collateral standard with the prefix “20x”

where x is the final digit(s) of the collateral standard document number (e.g. 202.4 in this

particular standard addresses the content of Clause 4 of the 60601-1-2 collateral standard,

203.4 in this particular standard addresses the content of Clause 4 of the 60601-1-3 collateral

standard, etc.). The changes to the text of the general standard are specified by the use of

the following words:

"Replacement" means that the clause or subclause of the general standard or applicable

collateral standard is replaced completely by the text of this particular standard.

"Addition" means that the text of this particular standard is additional to the requirements of

the general standard or applicable collateral standard.

"Amendment" means that the clause or subclause of the general standard or applicable

collateral standard is amended as indicated by the text of this particular standard.

Subclauses, figures or tables which are additional to those of the general standard are

numbered starting from 201.101. However, due to the fact that definitions in the general

standard are numbered 3.1 through 3.139, additional definitions in this standard are

numbered beginning from 201.3.201. Additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc., and

additional items aa), bb), etc.

Subclauses or figures which are additional to those of a collateral standard are numbered

starting from 20x, where “x” is the number of the collateral standard, e.g. 202 for IEC 60601-

1-2, 203 for IEC 60601-1-3, etc.

The term "this standard" is used to make reference to the general standard, any applicable

collateral standards and this particular standard taken together.

Where there is no corresponding clause or subclause in this particular standard, the clause or

subclause of the general standard or applicable collateral standard, although possibly not

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relevant, applies without modification; where it is intended that any part of the general

standard or applicable collateral standard, although possibly relevant, is not to be applied, a

statement to that effect is given in this particular standard.
201.2 Normative references
Clause 2 of the general standard applies, except as follows:
NOTE Informative references are listed in the bibliography beginning on page 38.
Amendment:

IEC 60601-1-2:2007, Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-2: General requirements for basic

safety and essential performance – Collateral standard: Electromagnetic compatibility –

Requirements and tests
Addition:

IEC 60601-1-10:2007, Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-10: General requirements for

basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Requirements for the

development of physiologic closed-loop controllers
ISO 32, Gas cylinders for medical use – Marking for identification of content
ISO 407, Small medical gas cylinders – Pin-index yoke-type valve connections
201.3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 60601-1:2005,

apply, except as follows:
NOTE An index of defined terms is found beginning on page 39.
Addition:
201.3.201
AIR CONTROLLED TRANSPORT INCUBATOR

INCUBATOR in which the air temperature is automatically controlled by an air temperature

sensor close to a value set by the OPERATOR
201.3.202
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

average of temperature readings taken at regular intervals at any specified point in the

COMPARTMENT achieved during STEADY TEMPERATURE CONDITION
201.3.203
AVERAGE TRANSPORT INCUBATOR TEMPERATURE

average of the INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR TEMPERATURE readings taken at regular intervals

achieved during STEADY TEMPERATURE CONDITION (see Figure 201.102)
201.3.204
BABY CONTROLLED TRANSPORT INCUBATOR

AIR CONTROLLED TRANSPORT INCUBATOR which has the additional capability of automatically

controlling the INCUBATOR air temperature in order to maintain the temperature as measured

by a SKIN TEMPERATURE SENSOR according to the CONTROL TEMPERATURE set by the OPERATOR

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NOTE An INFANT TRANSPORT INCUBATOR operating as a BABY CONTROLLED INCUBATOR is a PHYSIOLOGIC CLOSED-

LOOP CONTROLLER as defined in IEC 60601-1-10.
201.3.205
COMPARTMENT

environmentally-controlled enclosure intended to contain an INFANT and with transparent

section(s) which allows for viewing of the INFANT
201.3.206
CONTROL TEMPERATURE
temperature selected at the temperature control
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