Healthcare Cart recommends the RT series as a long life battery solution for use with your Bedside Mobile Workstations. It is a drop-in replacement for similar sized lead-acid batteries, offering twice the run-time and nearly half the weight. This battery series is designed for lower voltage, lower power and longer run time healthcare applications. They are built with LFMP Technology that offers outstanding intrinsic safety and excellent float and cycle life resulting in low cost of ownership.
Built-in automatic protection for over-charge, over-discharge and over-temperature conditions
No battery management system required
Series connection up to four (4) batteries (48 V)
Internal cell balancing
LED battery status indicator
Rugged mechanical design – dust and water resistant to IP56 standards, flame retardant plastics
Thousands of cycles, under normal conditions Can be charged using most standard lead-acid chargers (set for AGM/GEL cells) Optional battery discharge indicator ( U-BDI ) for SOC display and fault indication
Testing has verified lithium iron magnesium phosphate technology (LiFeMgPO4) as one of the most inherently safe type of lithium batteries available.
Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate Battery compared to Lead Acid Battery
Commonly used in starter batteries for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles Lead Acid is normally a low-cost secondary battery, composed of a Lead-dioxide cathode, a sponge metallic Lead anode and a Sulphuric acid solution electrolyte. The heavy metal element makes Lead Acid batteries toxic and improper disposal can be hazardous to the environment.
Disadvantages of Lead Acid batteries include:
Failure between several hundred and 2,000 cycles.
Comparatively low energy density.
Long charge time.
Careful maintenance requirements.
Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate Battery Compared to Nickel Cadmium Battery (NiCd) Disadvantages:
High rate of self-discharge at high temperature.
Cadmium is highly toxic.
Use in batteries is controlled.
Environmental recycling issues.
Memory effect is one of the biggest disadvantages to NiCd batteries.