IEC 60601-1 and Active Current Protection Requirements

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In my design I'm trying to conform to the paragraf in 60601-1 that suggests that the output power from the supply circuitry needs to be limited to below 15W in one minutes time when the mentioned 15W is drawn from the circuit.

My question is if active current limiting measures (such as active circuits in this wiki article wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_limiting) are acceptable as a measure.

Such measure would seem "less secure" than a simple fuse, which probably conform with the standard.

Please feel free to elaborate more on the issue in general, and what solutions could be compliant.
 
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