Rigel Medical has introduced a new handheld safety analyzer for routine electrical testing of basic medical and laboratory equipment. According to the company, its new Rigel SafeTest 50 is a compact and reliable safety analyzer that is well-suited to high-volume testing demands, with a simple color-coded user interface, push-button operation, and rapid selection of test routines.

The company reports that the general-purpose tester includes a comprehensive range of safety tests for hospital and medical equipment such as medical beds and chairs, operating tables, hoists, infusion pumps, CPAPs, centrifuges, and other equipment that does not require patient lead testing. As such, the SafeTest 50 is intended for electrical testing to help ensure compliance with a range of international safety standards, including leakage testing to AAMI ES 60601, NFPA-99, IEC 6253, and IEC 61010. To meet the needs of certain types of equipment, the unit also has the capability to carry out accurate ground bond testing to NFPA-99, IEC 62353, and IEC 61010 using Rigel’s high-current, low-energy test technology.

According to Rigel, the device’s full manual control can be used for specific tests that need to be carried out quickly and efficiently. Selected single-fault conditions ensure testing is carried out quickly and efficiently without compromising accuracy.

As part of a new streamlined approach to carrying out electrical safety tests, an automatic warning of secondary ground paths is included to make sure users are made aware when invalid results have occurred. This is intended to eliminate time-consuming retests and ensure that correct and valid results are provided the first time.

For more information about the new Rigel SafeTest 50 analyzer, visit the Rigel Medical website.