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Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • Choose the Right Portable Power Bank

    When it comes to the world of portable power the options are growing all the time.  These devices are known by a few different names so whether it is called a power bank, portable power pack, or external battery/charger know that you are looking at the same thing.  However, you will find a big difference in the size, weight, charging capacity and price.

    How do you decided which is right for you? To know how to answer that question you will need to know the largest device you will want to charge with your power bank.  You may also want to look at which device you need charged the most.  If you have different answers to these two questions you may want to look at getting two different power banks to fit your needs better.

    Capacity

    Once you know what you will be charging then you need to look at the capacity of the power bank.  A smartphone takes less power to charge than a tablet.  If you want to charge multiple devices at once you will also need a larger capacity.

    Take a look at your current battery.  The capacity is measured in milliamp hours (mAh). An iPhone 6 has the capacity of 1,810 mAh and a Galaxy5s has 2,800 mAh. Most small portable power devices will charge either of those phones at least one time. Tablets fit in the range of 6,000 to 11,000 mAh.  If your power bank exceeds that capacity it should be able to charge your device. If you want to charge multiple devices, or one device multiple times, then the mAh should exceed the total capacity of both devices. Continue reading

  • Ensuring Sufficient Battery Power for Medication Carts

    Medical carts are found in care clinics and virtually every department of a hospital, including emergency departments, intensive care units, medical and surgical inpatient floors, laboratories, phlebotomy, exam rooms, transfusion and dialysis, pharmacy, materials management, the operating room suite and its supply area, and many more.

    Replacement Batteries for Lionville iPoint Medication Cart available at Batteryheads.com Lionville iPoint Medication Cart

    Medication carts allow nurses to improve workflow and medication management throughout the facility.  Ensuring that the carts have sufficient battery power is essential to patient safety and efficient workflow.

    A medication cart may be loaded in a either a hospital's central pharmacy or in a local medication room that may be found on an inpatient floor. It is then brought to the patient's bedside for the nurse to dispense the prescribed medicine to the patient.  With a medication cart, a nurse can go directly from one patient room to another, saving time.

    According to the Veteran’s Affairs Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Manager’s User Manual:  “Nursing staff administer medications to hospitalized patients via a bar code system. In general, each medication comes in an individual barcoded packet which pharmacy staff pre-load into individual patient cassettes. The cassettes, with the patients’ names on front, are loaded into a medication cart. Medication carts are equipped with computers, hand-held scanners (to scan medication and wristband barcodes), and locking medication drawers that are all powered by the cart’s battery. Medication carts should have sufficient battery life such that the cart can be moved from patient room to patient room during medication pass. Continue reading

  • Replace Trimble Batteries

    Find replacement Trimble batteries at Batteryheads.com. Providing quality TechFuel batteries at competitive pricing. #batteryheadsIs it time to replace the batteries in your Trimble Survey Equipment?  If you find that your Trimble equipment is not performing it may be time to replace your batteries. Now you have found where you can replace your Trimble batteries and chargers at a fraction of the cost. Batteryheads carries quality TechFuel batteries that are guaranteed to fit your Trimble equipment, come with a 30-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty.  TechFuel batteries are CE and RoHS certified, feature advanced circuit board technology, voltage regulation, thermal circuit protection and the highest quality battery cells.

    The Trimble C8872A battery replaces the batteries in several Trimble Data Collectors and Recievers.  You can see a current list of Trimble products here.

    You can have confidence when you order from Batteryheads. If you have questions, we are here to help answer them, just contact us. We accept order from Schools, Municipalities and Corporate Accounts. Contact us for terms and special pricing on large or frequent orders.

  • Electric Lawnmowers

    GrassSpring is on its way! This year, March 20 marks the Vernal or Spring Equinox, when day and night are the same length. Just when you are ready for some sunshine and warmth, freezing weather can linger well past the official start of spring on the calendar.

    Grass spends the chilly winter months settled in dormancy. Spring brings an awakening to your lawn that will require some care, including a good mowing.  It is not about waiting until a certain date to mow in the spring, but watching for the grass to reach the right height.  It you cut it when it is too short, it may be vulnerable to disease.  It is recommended that you wait until it is at least 2 inches tall before mowing in the spring in order to protect its roots.

    What about your mower?  Requiring gas and oil on a regular basis, gas-powered lawn mowers are noisy and can produce harmful emissions. Many communities offer a lawn mower exchange program where you can trade in your regular gas-powered lawn mower and receive a discounted price on an electric lawn mower.  (The exchanged gas mowers are then recycled.) Continue reading

  • Smartwatches

    Smartwatch Information by Batteryheads.comThe fast approaching release date of the Apple smartwatch has brought talk of smartwatches to the forefront.  Whether you are a seasoned smartwatch wearer or just finding your interest peaked, everyone wants to know how the Apple watch is going to stack up?

    Tom's Guide: Tech for Real Life shows how some of the best smartwatches compare.  According to them, the Pebble takes top spot because "the original Pebble remains our favorite option, thanks to its low $99 price, large selection of apps and watch faces, and compatibility with both iOS and Android phones."  The Pebble also has the best battery life lasting around 7 days for one charge. Continue reading

  • How to Find a Quality UPS Replacement Battery

    Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) replacement batteries at Batteryheads.com Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

    UPS Batteries for Power Backup

    Do you have an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) connected to a server, telephone system, workstation or to a home computer? UPS systems are a must for anyone that doesn’t want to experience the frustration of losing data, hours of work or just access to essential electronic equipment during a power outage.

    Setting up a UPS unit is fairly straight forward, put it under the desk or close to the equipment that will be connected to the outlets in the back of the unit. Plug in the equipment that you want to access the back up power generated by the UPS. Then plug the UPS into the wall. That is really all the basic requirements. Some UPS units are more advanced and have load balancing software, and many more fancy features but the general set up and operation of a UPS system is pretty simple. However, what happens when the alarm on the UPS starts going off and signals that it is time to replace the battery in the unit? Continue reading

  • Electric Cars and the Super Battery

    Google the phrase “electric cars” and you will find results that include “Gas is in the past!” and “Top 10 US Cities for Electric Cars.” While electric cars are becoming more common, there is still the problem of powering them.

    In an interview with APM’s Marketplace, author Steve Levine discussed his new book “The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World.”

    electrician-lightning-bolt-standing_TRILevine writes of the international race to find the next super battery to run electric cars, cut emissions and reap the economic benefits. Many of the key players in the pursuit of this super battery include Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States.

    Most electric cars use lithium-ion batteries. The US Department of Energy reports that lithium-ion batteries are also used in most portable consumer electronics such as cell phones and laptops because of their high energy per unit mass relative to other electrical energy storage systems.

    According to Levine, while the U.S. seems to be trailing Japan and South Korea in the battery race, that doesn't mean they are out of the race.  The U.S. has a long legacy of battery innovation. In the midst of the energy crisis of the 1970s, drivers waited in line for hours to get gas. During this time, Stanley Whittingham invented the first rechargeable lithium-ion battery while working for Exxon. Professor Whittingham is still at the forefront of the movement to design the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. Continue reading

  • Tips to Help Your Camcorder Battery Last Longer

    Tips to help your camcorder battery last longer.Whether you are recording your kids ball game or a dance recital, no one wants their camcorder battery to die in the middle of that once in a lifetime opportunity.  If your battery is not lasting as long as you need it to, it may be time to replace the battery on your camcorder.  Once you have a working battery, follow the tips below to get the most out of your camcorder battery. Continue reading

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