APC AP9218 User Manual
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Product Information


General policy

American Power Conversion (APC) does not recommend the use of any


of its products in the following situations:


• In life-supportapplications where failure or malfunction of the


APC product can be reasonably expected to cause failure of the


life-supportdevice or to affect significantly its safety or




In direct patient care.


APC will not knowingly sell its products for use in such applications


unless it receives in writing assurances satisfactory to APC that (a) the


risks of injury or damage have been minimized, (b) the customer


assumes all such risks, and (c) the liability of American Power


Conversion is adequately protected under the circumstances.

Examples of life-

The term life-support device includes but is not limited to neonatal

support devices

oxygen analyzers, nerve stimulators (whether used for anesthesia, pain


relief, or other purposes), autotransfusion devices, blood pumps,


defibrillators, arrhythmia detectors and alarms, pacemakers,


hemodialysis systems, peritoneal dialysis systems, neonatal ventilator


incubators, ventilators (for adults or infants), anesthesia ventilators,


infusion pumps, and any other devices designated as “critical” by the




Hospital-gradewiring devices and leakage current protection may be


ordered as options on many APC UPS systems.APC does not claim that


units with these modifications are certified or listed as hospital-gradeby


APC or any other organization. Therefore these units do not meet the


requirements for use in direct patient care.

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