IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 60601-1-2

A new edition of IEC 60601-1-2 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Committee. IEC 60601-1-2 applies to “Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC website.


“IEC 60601-1-2:2014 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of Medical Equipment (ME) equipment and ME systems in the presence of electromagnetic disturbances and to electromagnetic disturbances emitted by me equipment and me systems. This collateral standard to IEC 60601-1 specifies general requirements and tests for basic safety and essential performance with regard to electromagnetic disturbances and for electromagnetic emissions of ME equipment and ME systems.”

*Description from IEC website