All-in-one capacitor charging and power for medical lasers

All-in-one capacitor charging and power for medical lasers

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By Nick Flaherty

Advanced Energy Industries has expanded its range of power supplies for medical lasers with an 800W system.

The FlexiCharge FC2500 of all-in-one, intelligent system power and capacitor charger platform that simplifies and speeds design of medical laser systems and electrosurgery applications such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy and Pulsed Magnetic (PM) Therapy.

IPL and PM systems typically have capacitors in aesthetic and surgical lasers that are charged to high voltages and then discharged to generate high-current pulses. Traditionally, charging was provided by a separate power supply to the system power supply.

Advanced Energy has developed a single integrated platform for providing both the high-voltage inputs for capacitor charging and multiple output low-voltage AC-DC conversion for system electronics such as touch panels, pumps, cooling elements and other treatments.

The FlexiCharge FC2500 combines high-voltage capacitor charging to 2.5 kJ with multiple-output, low-voltage AC-DC power up to 800 W and delivers constant power over charge voltages from 250 V to 1000 V. This ensures faster charging at lower voltages, which enables shorter treatment times and increases the number of patients that can be treated.

The use of a single power supply for capacitor charging and system power reduces application development times and complexity, reduces size and weight up to 30 percent, and simplifies compliance with safety and EMI standards.

The FC2500 offers configuration and programming of outputs and charge voltages and allows connection of outputs in series and parallel to support higher voltages and currents. Intelligent analog and digital control via the PMBus with ‘set and forget’ features and storage capabilities, enable faster time-to-market for medical OEMs and can be used in the field to simplify system maintenance and servicing resulting in longer term reliability and reduced down time.

“This latest addition to Advanced Energy’s revolutionary FlexiCharge series of capacitor chargers underscores our continued commitment to developing innovative solutions that meet the power and performance demands for next-generation laser, IPL and pulsed power systems,” said Shrinidhi Chandrasekharan, senior vice president of medical products at Advanced Energy. “With the introduction of FC2500, Advanced Energy continues its leadership in new technology and power solutions for medical applications – enabling faster time to market for medical OEMs.”

The FC2500 all in one power system for medical laser designs is compliant with IEC60601-1 (3rd edition) and IEC60601-1-2 (4th edition).

Advanced Energy recently made an offer for XP Power, which also has a range of high voltage power systems, but decided not to bid for the company: Advanced Energy withdraws offer for XP Power

More information on the FC2500 is here.


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