Developed by the International Electrotechnical Commisssion (IEC), the IEC60601-2-52:2009 standard is the new benchmark for medical bed performance and safety.

While the standard covers many aspects including electrical safety, load bearing, stability and durability, one of the main requirements focuses on reducing the risk of resident/patient entrapment in or around the bed frame.

Maximising Patient Safety

Use of extensive incident and risk data has enabled the IEC to identify a number of areas around the bed where entrapment of a resident's/patient’s head, neck or chest might result in a serious or life-threatening situation. By prescribing stringent test parameters for these areas, the aim is to reduce entrapment risks to the minimum possible level during operation and use of the bed.

ArjoHuntleigh's Minuet® 2 has been independently tested by a globally renowned organisation, to certify that it complies with the latest stability, dimensional and safety requirements of the IEC60601-2-52 standard.


Technical Information

Measurements and weights

Overall standard length 2260 mm
Overall length (extended) 2390 mm
Overall width without safety sides 940 mm
Overall width with safety sides 1050 mm
Mattress size (length x width) 1980 x 860 mm
Height range 250 - 660 mm
Tilt range (if fitted) +/- 10°
Backrest angle (maximum) 73°
Thigh elevation (maximum) 32°
Safe working load 180 kg
Section weights  
Head end 22.8 kg
Foot end 22.8 kg
Foot end deck 19.8 kg
Head end deck 23.5 kg
Electrical data (all models)  
Power in 1.0A max at 230V a.c 50Hz
Electric shock protection Class II, Type B
Ingress protection IPX4
Battery 12V d.c sealed, rechargeable, lead/acid gel 1.2 amp hrs