Chris Turner: One of the strongest trends we perceive is that rechargeable power systems are becoming more complex. Multiple power solutions are being incorporated into one product, particularly as products are migrating from old battery technology like lead acid instead – or also – cutting the cord to the AC main lines for the first time. Products like ultrasound carts or mobile X-rays are good examples of this trend. These are systems with battery and traditional BMS, but that also including charge control on the input (AC/DC conversion), and power conversion (DC/DC or DC/ AC) on the output, all within a single ‘solution’ provided to the customer.
This article was originally published in Medical Device Developments, November 2015