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Benefits of Hot-Swappable Batteries

When downtime is not an option.

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December 28, 2020 12:28:00 AM PST December 28, 2020 12:28:00 AM PSTth, December 28, 2020 12:28:00 AM PST

Nothing is more irritating than when you’re trying to get work done and you notice the battery on your device is almost out of fuel. A dead device can send your productivity into a tailspin that could cost numerous productive hours. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can keep your device running: hot-swappable batteries.


What are they?

Rugged tablets are built to help workers stay productive, but this can only be accomplished if they have enough charge to get them through the day. While rugged tablets are often constructed with high capacity batteries that are designed to last longer than consumer-grade tablets, they still suffer the same drain that will render your device useless once empty. That’s where hot-swappable batteries come in.


Hot-swappable batteries can be taken out and replaced without plugging in or powering down the device. The design of each individual device dictates how it works. Some tablets have two batteries that can be changed out one at a time, while others have an integrated backup battery that supplies power just long enough to swap batteries without powering down.


Their Advantages

There are many advantages to having a device that possesses hot-swappable batteries. The first is that the device has no down time. It can be used for as long as needed, given that there are enough charged batteries on hand. While one battery is in use, others can be charging at a power station. This allows for a constant flow of charged batteries to be supplied as needed with just a quick stop to swap them out. Having a constant, mobile power supply is extremely beneficial, and eliminating down time maximizes productivity. Another advantage to hot-swappable batteries is the reduction in total cost of ownership of a rugged tablet. Instead of having to purchase multiple tablets in the event that one of them dies, you can just purchase more batteries to serve as backups.


From keeping the device operational to reducing the overall cost, hot-swappable batteries are an investment worth making. For more information on hot-swappable batteries, contact us or call 319-363-4121, and we can help you find the right tool for the job.