A Guide to Device Charging Carts

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Portable electronic devices have become present in almost every classroom, business and office. Their portability offers great convenience but finding the best solution to storing and recharging multiple units in schools, offices, hospitals and even airports involves meeting very specific requirements. Charging carts meet this challenge with custom-tailored features.
Device Size Limitations
Due to the various sizes of the many electronic devices available it’s important to verify the cart size limitations and capacity.
Large Capacity Cabinets
Large capacity cabinets that hold several devices may require a special 30 amp circuit to insure adequate power.
The need to recharge multiple devices exists at schools, colleges and offices
The need to recharge multiple devices exists at schools, colleges and offices.
Carts That Offer a Sync Option
Carts that offer a sync option allow you to install apps, books, videos, and music to all devices, simultaneously.
Carts with Timers Prevent Circuit Overload
To prevent circuit overload, some carts have timers or separate power sources for each charging bank.
Electronic locking cabinets use a user determined passcode
Electronic locking cabinets use a user determined passcode to individually secure the devices in private compartments while recharging.
USB Ports or AC power strips provide power to devices
Power to the devices is supplied by either individual USB ports or an AC power strip (where each device requires it’s own adapter).
Carts use active fans or passive vents to prevent heat build up
Proper ventilation is critical to prevent heat build up in the cabinet. Carts can have either active (with a fan) or passive vents (without a fan).
The need to recharge multiple devices exists at schools, colleges and offices
The need to recharge multiple devices exists at schools, colleges and offices.
Device Size Limitations
Due to the various sizes of the many electronic devices available it’s important to verify the cart size limitations and capacity.
Large Capacity Cabinets
Large capacity cabinets that hold several devices may require a special 30 amp circuit to insure adequate power.
Carts That Offer a Sync Option
Carts that offer a sync option allow you to install apps, books, videos, and music to all devices, simultaneously.
Carts with Timers Prevent Circuit Overload
To prevent circuit overload, some carts have timers or separate power sources for each charging bank.
Electronic locking cabinets use a user determined passcode
Electronic locking cabinets use a user determined passcode to individually secure the devices in private compartments while recharging.
USB Ports or AC power strips provide power to devices
Power to the devices is supplied by either individual USB ports or an AC power strip (where each device requires it’s own adapter).
Carts use active fans or passive vents to prevent heat build up
Proper ventilation is critical to prevent heat build up in the cabinet. Carts can have either active (with a fan) or passive vents (without a fan).

Remember these important points when selecting the charging cart best suited to your needs:

Format sizes vary, so it’s important to determine the electronic device size and the quantity that the cart needs to accomodate.
Device Format Sizes Vary
Some carts require their own dedicated 30 amp circuit. Verify the charging cart’s maximum electrical requirements to insure the proper power source is available at your installation.
Some carts require their own dedicated 30 amp circuit
Will the cabinet require the ability to be locked?
Some Cabinets Require the Ability to be Locked
Do you require a mobile cart or a permanently mounted charging cabinet?
mobile cart or a permanently mounted charging cabinet

For more information, visit our Extended Laptop Charging Carts Buying Guide.