EMR WOW’s – Powered Medical Computer Carts
A hospital customer presented to us a need for a lightweight nurses’ cart to accommodate an all-in-one zero client computer monitor, worksurface, drawer, storage bin, handle, scanner mount, keyboard tray, and mouse holder. On-board power would be required for occasional trips of 1-2 hours to other floors of the hospital. Weight was a major consideration as they had concern about the health, safety and productivity of their nurses.
A conventional, high-quality “WOW” of that configuration, such as an Ergotron powered cart SV44-1212 with a 40 Ah capacity LiFe battery will weigh well over 100 lb. But using Ergotron’s new LifeKinnex™ power system saves 22 lb. The lightweight system’s battery capacity is half that of the heavier version but is adequate for at least 4-6 hours of use in their application and it recharges quickly. The battery is locked in place magnetically and can be swapped “on the fly” with a freshly charged battery.
Ergotron uses LiFe (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries, the safest, most durable, and longest lasting of the Lithium “family” - not to be confused with Lithium Ion, which can tolerate about half the number of charge cycles.
For this application at this hospital, we supplied a small fleet of Ergotron carts configured as follows:
- SV41-6300-0 cart
- 97-650 Pan/Pivot Kit
- 97-783 Lockable Drawer
- 506-873-062-00 Hook for coiled cord
- 98-246 LifeKinnex Battery
- 98-247 LifeKinnex Dock
Let us assist you in configuring a solution to fit your specific needs.
Page Concepts, Inc. customers have hundreds of powered “WOW’s” of various types and brands. We sell and maintain all of them. Call us to discuss the various cart battery technologies and battery management systems.
888-821-1430 to speak to a human being with many years’ experience.