5 Reasons to Use LiFE Batteries for Your Powered Mobile Computer Cart
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFE) batteries are a proven way to improve the performance of any powered mobile computer cart. LiFE chemistry batteries are safer and more energy-efficient than power sources used in earlier mobile computer cart models. Unlike Lithium-ion and lead-based batteries with lightly bonded oxygen and cobalt compositions that can overheat and catch fire when charged, discharged, or overused, LiFE batteries are chemically stable and built to withstand constant use. With lightweight form factors and optimized charging and discharging capabilities, LiFE batteries are long-lasting and require little maintenance. These tangible benefits justify their higher price tag and deliver a higher return on investment over time.
1) Facility, End-User, and Material Safety
Workplace safety is a top priority for all industries, which is why LiFE batteries are the number one choice in manufacturing, warehouse fulfillment, healthcare, retail point of sale, food service, and other sectors that rely on a powered mobile computer cart to execute essential job functions. Consistently high-performance ratings and non-toxic chemical components make LiFE batteries the safest option for powering equipment, protecting worker health and safety, and safeguarding material assets and facilities.
Lithium-ion and lead-based batteries tend to overheat when overcharged, rapidly charged, and/or discharged. The toxic chemicals in Lithium-ion and lead-based batteries pose severe threats to worker
health and environmental safety. These batteries require strict disposal and recycling protocols to prevent their toxicity from seeping into the environment at the end of their useful lives.
LiFE batteries also remain cool when constantly used and throughout charging and discharging cycles, eliminating potential safety threats and fire hazards. When battery integrity is compromised, the non-hazardous cathode material used in LiFE batteries poses no health risks to individuals or surrounding environments, and their non-toxic chemicals make their disposal trouble-free.
Well-designed, lightweight equipment and tools enable your workers to effectively and efficiently perform their duties. Energy-saving LiFE batteries are 30 percent lighter than traditional batteries and designed to boost performance. Powering your mobile computer cart with lightweight, long-lasting LiFE battery systems will optimize mobile computer carts across your enterprise, reduce your workers’ fatigue from pushing heavy equipment, allowing their energy to be focused on high-value activities.
LiFE batteries consolidate high-power density inside small form factors and outperform traditional, lead-acid chemistry batteries, despite being significantly lighter in weight than acid-lead batteries. The well-balanced chemistry and efficient power usage in LiFE batteries extend performance on a single charge, reducing the need for battery swaps throughout a shift. This gives your workers more time to focus on priorities and consistently meet their performance goals. With these high-performance, low-maintenance, and lightweight batteries inside your mobile workstations, your mobile workforce will be more agile, adaptable, and productive.
3) More Discharge and Recharge Cycles
The ultimate test for a battery is its ability to survive numerous and frequent charging and recharging cycles. Replacing lithium-based batteries is expensive. The technology you choose for your powered mobile computer cart must deliver a strong ROI by surviving as many charging cycles as possible.
LiFE batteries are built to withstand frequent charging and recharging. They leverage lithium chemistry, directing lithium ions back and forth between cathode and anode during charging and recharging cycles while remaining lithium-free at rest. These capabilities increase the resilience and lifecycle of LiFE batteries.
Acid-based batteries don’t handle discharging as productively as LiFE batteries. Even when frequently recharged as a best practice, acid-based batteries lose capacity with each full charge and discharge. LiFE chemistry batteries, by contrast, can withstand the rigors of continuous charge and discharge cycles for approximately 5 to 7 years.
4) Virtually Maintenance-Free
LiFE batteries require no special maintenance to extend their service life. As LiFE chemistry batteries produce no heat and contain no harmful agents, they require no extraneous cooling mechanisms or routine cleanings to limit airborne particle spread. Since no maintenance needs to be performed on LiFE batteries, your workforce can focus on daily tasks and improve efficiency.
Acid-based batteries are toxic and chemically unstable. Fans typically used to cool acid-based batteries can break down, creating environmental hazards. These batteries must be stored in well-ventilated areas with acid-resistant flooring; workers who handle them need protective face shields, aprons and rubber gloves.
5) LiFE’s Long Lifespan
LiFE chemistry batteries are widely known for their longevity. With an average life expectancy of about 5 to 7 years, LiFE batteries deliver more than twice the service life of acid-based batteries, which typically last about two years. When your batteries last longer, your enterprise spends less money replacing them and less time maintaining them. These benefits justify the higher price tag of LiFE chemistry batteries and provide a higher return on investment over time.
Get More Out of LiFE
LiFE chemistry batteries may require a more significant upfront investment than other battery types, but their features and benefits provide more upside to counteract the cost. LiFE batteries are by far the safest, most energy-efficient models in their class, protecting workplace safety while delivering consistently high performance. Built to withstand constant charging, discharging, and usage, LiFE batteries last twice as long as lower-priced, higher-maintenance batteries while remaining virtually maintenance-free. Lightweight, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly LiFE chemistry batteries will efficiently power your mobile computer workstations, empowering your workers to spend more time on priorities and less time on equipment maintenance.
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100 percent uptime. With more than 600 locations across the globe and more than 40,000 batteries deployed, Definitive Technology Group powers every make and model of battery-powered mobile computer cart, all backed with a 5-year warranty.