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Things to consider when you shop for a Portable Power System

A portable power pack equipped cart with a wireless computer is really a mobile workstation. Capitalizing on the benefits of auto-ID technologies, it integrates the facility's software with devices on the cart to establish a mobile on-demand label printing station, a mobile shipping/receiving station, etc.

Topics: Portable Power Planning

The World’s Smallest, Forever Battery Is Coming Soon…

Managing power supplies can always be a challenge. There are a lot of variables involved, especially when you want your power to be cordless and mobile. There are competing needs – in some scenarios, there is a constant need for more power as the number of devices, their features and their wireless needs grow, but traditionally this results in more weight. At the same time, many devices use less power than ever, allowing for smaller and smaller power packs to meet the need, but can be more expensive using the new chemistries and form factors they require.

Topics: Technology Portable Power Nucleus

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

You Know You Will Love an Order Picking Cart With Portable Power if...

To improve warehouse operations and productivity, open your mind to new technology such as a picking cart with portable power. After you have reviewed your order picking process and ready to consider equipment but only if it proves to offer a quick ROI.  If you are still unsure, read case studies here.to learn how others have benefited.

Stock picking carts are an essential part of factory and warehouse operations. Order picking is the most labor intensive and error prone process in the warehouse. Newcastle Systems offers a NEW solution that is ideal for single line items, batch order picking, manual and RF picking as well as “Pick & Pack”.

Once you understand how adding the latest technology from Newcastle Systems includes portable power, you begin to think quickly about the possibilities.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the advantages of eliminating wasted steps with a power supply integrated with a mobile stock picking cart station

A NEW order picking cart with portable power will be just the thing for you...

Topics: Order Picking Portable Power

The Power of Tesla [video]

Tesla is a car company. It is the first American car company to go public with a stock offering since... well, Ford Motor Company. It wasn't so long ago you heard news about a potential bankruptcy and talks with Google. This is no longer a worry and you can learn more about the history of Tesla in this video:

Topics: Portable Power Lithium Iron Phosphate

Lithium Ion vs Lithium Iron Batteries

Lithium batteries stand apart from other batteries in their high charge density (long life) and high cost per unit.  What are the major differences between the battery you are familiar with, the Lithium Ion (LiCoO2) and the new kid on the block, Lithium Iron (LiFePO4)?  

Below we break down the differences between the two types of batteries:

Topics: Portable Power Lithium Iron Phosphate

Empower Your Employees With Efficiency Tools Using Portable Power

Time management tools are essential in any dynamic organization, be it a national retailer, global manufacturing firm or a regional distribution center. Here are five crucial productivity and efficiency tips along with quotes from industry leaders to help empower your employees to work smarter for you.

Batch What You Do So That You Do Similar Tasks Together

Consider the pick-up time of activities, the time it takes to start doing an activity again after you have stopped it. If you think multitasking is an efficient method for getting things done, think again. Multitasking simply means switching quickly between things, which increases the pick-up time, making you less efficient.

Topics: Warehouse Management Portable Power

Portable Powered Workstations - Bring the Future Now to Your Workplace

Looking Beyond the Challenges of Innovation and Change

“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments.” -Tesla


In today’s consumer economy, warehouses face challenges from e-commerce that the old brick-and-mortar conventions never had. The need for faster and more efficient processes is ever present, as companies explore better ways to pull product to consumers -not just retailers.

Topics: Portable Power

What Will Industrial Portable Power Be Like in the Next 5 Years?

The rumors about a new battery existed about 250 BC. It is believed that the Parthians who ruled Baghdad (ca. 250 BC) used batteries to electroplate silver. The Egyptians are said to have electroplated antimony onto copper over 4300 years ago.

In fact, while we know of the basic battery most of our life, the battery continues to evolve though many times the changes are not apparent.

Compared to other advancements, the progress has only been moderate. A battery holds relatively little power, is bulky, heavy, and has a short life span.  Here is a quick snapshot of battery history:

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