When moving to a new digital workflow the costs of carts, software and connected devices are all key factors for those responsible for the final purchase decisions.
All too often battery power is considered to be no more than another necessary expense. Yet, software aside, it is the most frequently documented point of failure on powered Hospital carts.
A short-sighted view of requirements coupled with budget constraints mean a cheaper battery with a 1-year warranty is good enough for many. Such warranties may only cover functionality – or capacity to a low 60% level – at which a Li-Ion battery is substandard in terms of reliability and safety, the plan-runtime is nearly halved in less than 15% of the carts predicted life!