Mobile workstations and portable medical equipment transported by rolling medical carts have revolutionized the hospital industry. Providing reliable power on the go is an essential part of patient care.

However, technical problems due to unreliable portable power sources and power interruptions often interfere with the overall positive aspects of mobile cart technology.

Carts with batteries to power computers and other equipment often don’t last a full shift without requiring a recharge.

Scott-Clark Medical has solved this problem with the company’s proprietary Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology (FMCPT) system using lithium.

Power Issues FMCPT Solves

Older battery systems used with mobile hospital carts are often bulky, heavy, and can’t hold a charge for extended periods.

Continually worrying about having a charged battery during patient care operations interferes with the focus and concentration of the caregiver. Nurses and others have enough problems to worry about losing power.

Many older systems have no visual or audible way to determine how much power a battery has left.

Fully recharging older batteries can take hours.

Hospitals must replace most older batteries within 8-12 months.

The Scott-Clark Medical Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology solution not only solves these problems but also provides other benefits.

How Exactly Can FMCPT Help?

The Scott-Clark Medical technicians designed a battery pack that lasts between 10-12 hours without requiring a recharge.

Swapping battery packs is simple. The batteries weigh less than 9-pounds and are made for quick removal by small hands.

It takes less than 30 seconds to replace an FMCPT power pack.

The FMCPT batteries take only 2½-hours to recharge.

The FMCPT battery packs come fully integrated with new carts. Scott-Clark Medical can also retrofit old carts.

The battery packs have a visual charge indicator that turns yellow when the battery nears the end of its charge and begins to flash during the final 20 minutes of charge.

The FMCPT battery packs do not require new, special mobile carts. Cost effective, a hospital or clinic, and easily retrofit existing carts with FMCPT batteries.

Finally, the Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology system comes with a 5-year full warranty. FMCPT packs last at least five years or five times as long as most other batteries.

Our FMCPT system provides an excellent replacement for the discontinued Anton Bauer lithium ion medical cart batteries also.

What Is the Chemistry Behind the FMCPT System?

Rather than using the standard lithium-ion battery found in most mobile cart power systems, the FMCPT uses lithium iron phosphate batteries.

Each lithium iron phosphate battery contains 72 cells, providing 320-watt hours of power.

Standard lithium ion batteries last for about 1,200 cycles.

The FMCPT batteries last 4,000-5,000 cycles.

Does the FMCPT have any Special Safety Features?

The Scott-Clark Medical safety and monitoring system, called BCS, continually monitors the health and safety of the batteries.

The BCS will automatically optimize the energy flows, choosing the healthiest battery whenever equipment that requires more power always is in use.

If the BCS finds a significant safety issue with a battery, it will shut down the system.

Charging Stations

The Scott-Clark Medical charging stations have state-of-the-art displays that provide detailed status indications of the FMCPT battery packs.

The batteries will have an 85% charge within 2-hours. During the last half hour, the system slows down the charging rate to maximize energy absorption by the cells.

Once you insert the battery into the station, the unit performs various tests on the battery automatically and visually displays the results.

Final Word

The FMCPT battery packs are among the most advanced in the mobile medical cart industry.

Whether you old Anton Bauer needs replacement or your facility is looking for a replacement product for the existing carts, the FMCPT packs are an excellent choice.

Emma Reed has a background in Psychology (B.A.) and Medical Anthropology (M.S.) and writes for a variety of medical publications. Her passion is making cutting-edge medical information accessible to a wider audience, and her work often examines the intersections of sociology, anthropology, and medicine.
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