Batteries Used on Mobile Printers

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)

These batteries offer capacities up to 30% higher per charge than NiCd batteries of the same physical size. They are less likely to be damaged by the 'Memory Effect'.

Lithium Ion (LION) 

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The newest rechargeable battery chemistry available. Lithium Ion is not affected by the 'Memory Effect'. It can deliver the same capacity and run time in a smaller, lighter pack. The chemistry is most popular in cellular and laptop products.

Nickel Cadmium (NiCD)

The most popular type of rechargeable batteries used in the industry. Can be damaged by repeated charging without fully discharging. This is called the 'Memory Effect".

Battery Care Tips

You should charge your new battery a few times before using it. This is referred to as initializing or forming and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity.

NiCD Batteries should be fully discharged before recharging. (A full charge is suggested before storing), This is also known as re-conditioning and can be performed by the external battery charger.

NiMH Batteries remain in a fully charged state when not in use. Storage is only acceptable up to 30 days without a charge.

LION Batteries should be charged, by a charging system, capable of proper shut-off.

Please Note:

Battery Charge

It is not possible to predict the length of time a battery will hold a charge because of the wide range of usage it can be subjected to. The battery cell may last up to 8 hours in an Idle state without a radio. Adding the radio option will reduce the time the charge will last.

If you print standard type labels (not solid black) intermittently throughout the day, you may need to change the battery once every 3 to 6 hours. Therefore we recommend having at least one spare battery to use while an exhausted battery is recharging.