Jaco News and Events

Longer Battery Life: A Brief Guide

By Matt Rossini on Oct 29, 2018 1:42:08 PM in LiFePO4, safety, lithium power, EHR, computer cart, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Reliability

The 3 reasons batteries lose capacity, 3 ways Jaco slows the process, and 3 ways you can maximize your battery life

Batteries replacement takes up the lion’s share of downstream supply chain costs associated with powered EHR carts. So it’s no...

If you have Li-ion cart batteries, replace them with LiFePO4 batteries. If you're considering Li-ion batteries, buy LiFePO4 instead.

By Matt Rossini on Aug 3, 2018 8:02:20 AM in safety, LiFePO4, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Li-ion, fire

Earlier today, on a passenger flight awaiting takeoff in Barcelona, a lithium ion (Li-ion) battery pack being used to charge a cell phone exploded into flames. Fortunately, the plane was evacuated safely. But as this NBC Nightly News report...

New Jaco One EVO™ Debuts at HIMSS18: Weighs up to 60 Lbs. Less than Competitors' Full-Sized Powered Carts

By Matt Rossini on Mar 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM in Jaco One EVO, Comfort Glide, height-adjust, LiFePO4, Lithium Iron Phosphate, HIMSS18

Franklin, MA and Las Vegas, NV – March 6, 2018: Jaco Incorporated, manufacturer of point-of-care medical computer carts and wall-mounted workstations for electronic health records (EHR), today unveiled Jaco One EVO, its next-generation...

Cart electronics and fire safety: Smart design makes a difference

By Matt Rossini on Sep 26, 2017 2:56:15 PM in JacoOne, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20, UL500, UL300, LiFePO4, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Reliability

Medical computer cart fires are top-of-mind with our customers these days. What’s the simplest check you can make to determine risk of fire in your powered carts?

Check the location of your cart electronics.

If the cart’s inverter/charger is...

ABC News Covers Risk of Lithium Ion Batteries in Aviation

By Marcel Woodman on Dec 5, 2014 9:09:00 AM in power blade, powered, power systems, lithium power, Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO4

On December 2nd 2014, ABC Nightly News featured coverage on how lithium ion batteries can pose a fire risk on passenger airplanes. There are multiple documented cases of explosions resulting in airplane crashes that have been traced back to...