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Are there any concerns for a person wearing a Pacemaker or a Heart Defibrillator when working around VFDs?

Issue:
Are there any concerns for a person wearing a Pacemaker or a Heart Defibrillator when working around VFDs?

Product Line:
ATV61, ATV71, ATV32, ATV212, ATV12

Environment:
All

Cause:
None

Resolution:
Magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of current carrying conductors and industrial motors can result in a serious health hazard to persons with cardiac pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, neurostimulators, metal implants, cochlear implants, hearing aids, and other medical devices. To avoid risk, stay away from the area surrounding a motor and VFDs.

See below  the warning message of ATV61 installation manual:

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This message is coming from ATV61Q and ATV71Q installation manual .

ATV61 Q:
http://download.schneider-electric.com/files?p_File_Id=755958703&p_File_Name=8_P02_534_EN_01-01.pdf

ATV71Q:
http://download.schneider-electric.com/files?p_File_Id=755958737&p_File_Name=8_P02_535_EN_01-01.pdf
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