The Circadian system has been developed to achieve the above. This is in stark contrast to traditional block systems, but also most Hot Swap systems or just about any battery system used in the Hospital.
For more efficiency, reliability and predictability it makes sense to standardise where possible on a Universal system, rather than pay each and every manufacturer for their dedicated battery design, not only on the initial purchase, but on the repeat replacement business. Such systems are rarely long life or reliable, but the costs are artificially high, because the Hospital is effectively trapped in the system.
Modular and flexible apply to every aspect of the system mix in terms of how many and what capacity of batteries, what kind of charger, 2 or 4 position or a whole wall? What charger location, On-Cart on a desk or on a wall. What voltage do you need, now or in 2 years? Do you want DC or AC outputs. How do you want to communicate Battery data internally? On Battery, On charger, On cart or to a Dash Board? Requirements can change, so can the system.
The lightweight and small size opens up new applications using the same system. The 80Wh battery is sufficient to run a PAD all day and acts as a Hot Swap by charging the PAD battery. As loads increase, the system can gbe adapted up to using 4x 200Wh batteries. There is no limit. This is a can do system. If something special is needed, let DCPower4C support know and offer a solution, because our ambition is that Customers can use Circadian batteries on everything.
The system can be mounted to any mobile medical unit, from IV pumps to Vital signs monitors to Beds and even surgical equipment; literally any mobile equipment that should not be limited by being attached to a cable and socket.
See the Med Tech solutions section for some of these applications.
This is what is meant by Universal. With such extremely long warranties this system is ideal for widespread hospital use. Maintenance is confronted by 1000s of batteries, mostly incompatible with each other, made by myriad equipment suppliers who in many cases are not battery specialists, but enjoy the replacement business. As quoted elsewhere over 50% of hospital service calls are battery related – a real indication of the scale of this problem – and over 80% of Hospitals have a policy of simply replacing batteries after a set period, irrespective of the true capacity. This is a complete waste of resources and it is unnecessary in an age of smart technology.
All that is needed is a truly high quality cell pack – that requires real expertise – coupled with an interactive smart charging system to prolong battery life. Then add management and control tools. This way maintaining a battery inventory becomes simple and cost effective, and the power delivery across all applications is then feasible, and reliable.