Power/battery management and maintenance

The keys to a more effective mobile solution

Spirit offers advice on power and battery management and maintenance.

Poor battery performance can degrade the overall effectiveness of the system. Following our simple maintenance instructions can help you achieve optimum performance by improving device reliability and extending battery service life.

Simple checks that can be made are:

  • How old is your battery?
  • How long does the battery last during the day?

How to preserve your battery’s life:

  1. Most batteries have a manufactured date, check to see how old your battery is as old batteries don’t tend to hold their charge as well as new ones.
  2. Look to change the battery every 18 months to 2 years
  3. Always use manufacturer recommended batteries
  4. Make sure the battery doesn’t run completely flat
  5. Keep the charging connector clean from dust and dirt

Helpful tips to preserve the battery’s power during the working day:

  1. Set the backlight on your device to a lower setting
  2. Switch the device off or put into stand by mode when not being used
  3. Continuous use of the GSM/GPRS or WLAN will cause power to be drained from your device so try to only use these when necessary.

 

Further help

Spirit offers a Battery Maintenance Contract that will help take away the burden of monitoring your batteries with scheduled health checks so that your business can keep performing at full productivity.

Supplying batteries

We partner with Global Technology Systems to supply high quality rechargeable batteries for the portable terminal and printer markets.

GTS batteries are branded as Honeywell Batteries and come with a 12 month warranty.

The following manufacturers are supported:

  • Honeywell
  • Motorola
  • Intemec
  • Psion Teklogix
  • Zebra Technologies

We are still able to supply batteries for products that were retired many years ago.