What is a Battery?
BPL Medical Equipment Batteries are a collection of one or more cells that undergo chemical reactions to generate a flow of electrons in a circuit is known as a battery. This flow of electrons powers the intended device.
Usage of Batteries in Medical Equipment
Batteries power a diverse array of medical devices, including critical care equipment, cardiovascular devices, pacemakers, ventricular assist systems, drug delivery, surgical power tools, diagnostics, home monitoring systems, powered prosthetics, and orthotics.
Importance of Medical Device Batteries
Medical device batteries are key in modern health care by powering the devices that allow patients to function more normally by managing and improving their health or even survive life-threatening ailments.
Critical Care Devices Functioning on Batteries
Majority of the medical devices like Pacemakers, Glucometers, Ventilators, OT Tables, Surgical Saw, etc.; function on Batteries.
Selection Of An Appropriate Battery Type
The type of battery used is an important aspect since it defines the Reliability and Performance of the device. Battery selection during the time of equipment design is made on the basis of the power requirements of the hardware.
Electrical and Physical Characteristics Of Batteries
- Voltage, Backup capacity (mAh)
- Charging/Discharging Time
- Life Cycle
- Dimensions, Weight
- Discharge Current
Salient Features of BPL Medical Equipment Batteries
BPL Medical Equipment batteries are automotive batteries. Their capacity is 4.5 and is used for medical purposes.
Lead-Acid Type Battery
The main feature of these batteries is that they have sealed lead acid which is a type of lead-acid battery. It is mainly characterized by a limited amount of electrolyte (“starved” electrolyte).
Functioning of the “Starved” Electrolyte
The “starved” electrolyte is absorbed in a plate separator or formed into a gel in the proportion to the negative and positive plates so that oxygen recombination is facilitated within the cell.
Voltage Yield Of BPL Medical Equipment Batteries
The presence of a relief valve that retains the battery contents is independent of the position of the cells rendering output of 12 V voltage.