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Our Quick Take on Tesla’s Annual “Battery Day”

It’s hard to imagine during the heyday of lead acid batteries that anyone would have thought something called “Battery Day” could be seen as a futuristic, sleek, design-savvy symbol of innovation. But in case you missed it, yesterday September 22nd was the annual Shareholder meeting for Tesla, an event they have branded as “Battery Day”, and is used as a showcase for new innovations, ideas and plans coming out of Tesla.

Topics: Trends Mobile Power Lithium Power

Physical Distancing and Safer Personal Spaces In The Warehouse

For fifteen years, we've always been about finding ways to make the warehouse workstation mobile and productive. But our new world in 2020 has created needs and solutions we may not have always anticipated. Whether it is businesses operating at full capacity or those just trying to stay open enough to support their customers, there has been a sudden recognition for the need to maintain physical distancing and personal spaces to keep everyone safe and to keep supply chains healthy.

Topics: Mobile Powered Workstation Carts Mobile Power Lithium Power Physical Distancing Personal Workstation

They Won a Nobel Prize for Choosing Lithium, And Now You Benefit Too.

Yesterday morning we woke up to see a familiar name in the news as John B. Goodenough was announced by the Nobel Prize Committee, along with two others, as the recipients for this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. We’ve written about John in earlier posts (See “A Week For Gratitude”) and can say we’re thrilled to see the recognition he, M. Stanley Whittington and Yoshino Akira received for the work they did over two decades in three countries that led to what one committee member referred to as “a highly charged story with tremendous potential”!

Topics: News Trends Lithium Iron Phosphate Lithium Power

How To Maintain All of Your Warehouse Batteries

It’s not a secret that battery power has become a key ingredient in the equipment portfolio of the average warehouse. However, for most facilities, batteries are often an overlooked item that is seen as just an “accessory” whose importance is overlooked in the day-to-day operations. But with the growing variety of applications and the complexity of different kinds of battery chemistry becoming prevalent in the mix. Today we’ll look at the best practices involved in charging and maintaining the various types of batteries you currently use – or will use - every day in your facility.

Topics: Warehouse Lithium Iron Phosphate Lithium Power

‘Twas the Light Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the warehouse
A creature was stirring, it was John;

Topics: News Computer Cart with Power Mobile Power Lithium Power

Understanding the Power of Your Lithium Power Pack

Two years after the launch of our PowerSwap NucleusTM battery pack, we’ve seen a lot of success stories from our customers who’ve upgraded from their original Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) power packs. Although Lithium is something we are all using day-to-day in our personal lives in our cell phones, laptop and almost any other rechargeable device we have, we still get a lot of questions from our customers and readers about some of the more basic aspects of our power packs.

Topics: Nucleus Lithium Power Efficiency

A Week For Gratitude

This year has been another banner year for all of us and our customers at Newcastle Systems, and with the short week we have for the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take a moment to take stock and share some of what we are thankful for:

Topics: Technology Lithium Power 3PL

Why Santa ordered a plethora of portable power supplies and Rudolph is nervous

Ever since Santa heard about our NEW Nucleus Lithium Power System, he has been ordering them to put in Christmas stockings around the world to those on his “nice list”.  He appreciates the smaller and lighter power packs and how easy it will be to drop down the chimney with them.

The first thing Santa did was attach a couple of power supplies to the sleigh for a test. 

In fact, since the power pack can be charged by plugging into a regular outlet, he finds places along his route to plug and recharge. (For instance, the sleigh can be parked a while on the roof of a sky scraper and has proven a great opportunity to give the portable power supply a quick charge.)

Topics: Portable Power Nucleus Lithium Power

The FIRST Lithium Portable Power Pack Designed for industrial environments

The PowerSwap Nucleus Power System is the next leap forward for efficiency and portable power systems.

Topics: Power Swap Portable Power Nucleus Lithium Power