The process for determining which mobile powered computer cart and/or stand-alone power package that best meets the requirements for your warehouse, factory or large retail store includes:
The total number of watts your equipment will draw
(ex. a laptop draws 50 watts and a small desktop thermal printer draws 50 watts so total # of watts is 100.) See below to determine typical equipment wattage use.
The number of hours that you want to power your equipment.
You can use the calculator below to determine
which mobile powered computer cart would best suit your needs:
Typical equipment wattage use:
Laptop = 50 watts
Scanner = 5 watts
Thin Client = 30 watts
17" LCD or Monitor = 30 watts
Sm. Desktop Thermal Printer (ex. Zebra LP2844 or Intermec Easycoder 3400e) = 50 watts
High Volume Thermal Printer (ex. Zebra S4M or Datamax I or M Series) = 100 to 150 watts
Desktop PC = 200 watts
Small Laser Printer (ex. Hewlett Packard Model HP2015) = 315 watts
Medium Laser Printer = 400 to 800 watts
OKI Data Printer = 110 watts
Coffee pot (10 cup) = 1200 watts
DVD Player = 35-50 watts
Stereo = 30-100 watts
Clock Radio = 50 watts
Flat Screen TV = 120 watts
How to calculate watts: Watts = Amps X Volts
For other equipment, please refer to user manual or contact the manufacturer.
What happens next:
Once you have selected both the total number of watts you will draw and the number of hours you want to power your equipment, the calculator will determine which is the best computer cart / powerpack option.
The units' run times are based on 50% active equipment usage. Run time varies depending on the following:
How charged the battery is
The number of labels that are printed per shift; run times will be higher if quantity printed is low.
While this is fairly straight forward calculation, we do know that watts, amps and volts are not a favorite topic. In that case, please reach out and contact on of our team to assist you with the calculation. We are very happy to help you with your calculations.
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Mobile Computer Cart Finder:
Newcastle Systems offers a full line of competitively-priced power packages which consists of an inverter, smart charger, battery, standard remote battery status meter, wire harness and a sealed but fully ventilated cabinet (16" x 16" x 12"). Ships LTL.
Not sure what type mobile computer carts or printer cart workstation your business needs? Use our interactive quick-reference chart to explore options most commonly computer carts used in your industry.