Portable Charging in Your Workspace


You likely remember a time before the answer to virtually any question existed via the calculator-sized device in your pocket. Today, however, mobile devices are part of everyday life, with mobile device use surpassing desktop device use in 2016.

Just a handful of years later, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, offices and schools found themselves urgently in need of alternatives to the traditional model of workers and students in single, centralized locations. Laptops were issued to grade schoolers, and homes all across the world morphed corners or entire rooms into 40-hour-a-week worksites.

As worldwide circumstances and cultural norms continue to shift, mobile access shifts along with them—earning laptops, smartphones, and tablets their place as essential tools for everyday life.

In fact, the ubiquity of these devices informed changes in our very infrastructure—with homes, airports, and schools installing charging stations as part of routine development. Our reliance on our devices to do our work and achieve an education is only as effective as our ability to utilize such devices, which means they must constantly remain charged and accessible.                     

Charging Carts in Offices

Have you ever had someone sit down at your desk to show you something on your computer? Even though it’s a quick navigation and a mere minute of mouse utilization, it invokes a helplessness that’s only resolved once you get your device back under your control. 

Dual level charging cart in an office setting.

Now imagine not having that device at all, simply because you failed to charge it. When we don’t have the equipment we need to perform our jobs, we become stuck—staring down the barrel of a task list with no way of getting completed. 

Forward-thinking offices with employees who need to be prepared to move employ a portable charging system for just this purpose. These systems enable staff to tote their always-charged devices to any location rather than postpone projects for failing to consider their laptop’s battery percentage.  

Media Carts for Healthcare Facilities

In modern hospitals and doctor’s offices, you’re more and more likely to use a tablet to check in than the foreboding stack of paper from yesteryear. Even the nurse reviewing your symptoms now accesses your medical history on their laptop instead of thumbing through old records in a dog-eared manila folder. 

Charging cart in a healthcare facility

But for each of these nurses, doctors, and life-saving practitioners, helpful mobile devices become nothing more than paperweights if they don’t hold their charge over the course of a full shift.

The convenience of a UL-safety-certified portable charging cart facilitates round-the-clock access to information that allows practitioners to devote their full attention to patient care rather than fussing with a dying laptop. And given the necessity for room-to-room mobility, it’s imperative that healthcare charging carts come equipped with full-swivel wheels and locking brakes. 

Charging Solutions in Learning Spaces

Whether at a college, university, or a K-12 school, the number of mobile devices is likely higher than the number of students. For purposes of registration, classroom instruction, note-taking, and administering exams, the demand for large numbers of charged devices is a new challenge for already overburdened teachers to contend with. 

Student and teacher accessing laptops from a charging cart.

For classroom situations, Stand Steady’s open 32-device charging cart and locking 30-cabinet device ventilated charging cart are ideal solutions for storing and charging an entire classroom’s worth of devices simultaneously.

EdgePower classroom charging system by Kwikboost.

For convenient cordless charging of mobile devices in classrooms, the KwikBoost EdgePower™ desktop charging station system eliminates the need for extension cords by putting power right where students need it.

Laptop Carts in Libraries  

Dewey Decimal Classification revolutionized the storage system of the many thousands of volumes of literature stored in libraries across the world. But gone are the days of rifling through index cards, jotting down numbers on paper cards, and setting off among the stacks to find your desired tomes.

 Charging cart in a library setting.

Today’s libraries still use this 1876 system, but now the catalog travels with its user on a map-embedded tablet programmed to unite readers with books. While this mobile search-and-navigate technology certainly saves librarians countless hours leading lost literates, it’s all useless if the computer isn’t charged.  

And just as libraries rent books, they also rent laptops. Just imagine popping in to get the device you need only to find the battery’s almost dead. To truly meet the needs of students and community members, these public institutions need charging carts with enough capacity to keep all their devices at the ready.

Charging Stations for Food Service

To the list of bygone systems, we add waitstaff shuttling paper order pads and checks. We now scan menus using QR codes or order via a tablet at a quick-service countertop. Our selections are registered and transmitted electronically to the kitchen. When the time comes, we sign the check on a screen with our finger rather than use a pen and paper. 

Waitress taking an order with a tablet

Especially for popular food-service establishments with high-volume (and hot!) kitchens, a charging cart with an open-frame design allows easy access to electronics without overheating.

Charging Systems in Airports 

Today’s airport technicians use tablets for maintenance and safety checks, and flight crews use them to take orders and track connecting flights. In an arena where a missed deadline has an enormous snowball effect, it’s integral to provide a consistent, accessible home for devices that need to be in constant readiness. 

 Portable charging station in an airport setting.

Portable Charging in Retail Stores and Warehouses

“Let me run to the back and check” can be a frustrating phrase to hear. With handled tablets and the convenience of go-anywhere laptops, retail staff check stock levels, place orders on your behalf, and research additional options right on the sales floor. 

Using a tablet to count inventory in a warehouse.

And when a late-night inventory count rolls around, workers using charging carts are ahead of the game in what is already a lengthy and overwhelming process. With a mobile charging cart or wall-mounted charging station, devices are always conveniently charging in a station substantial enough to store them but compact enough to remain out of the way on a busy warehouse floor. 

Line Leader compact mobile charging cart

Line Leader Charging Solutions 

Instead of overlooking the best way to store, charge, and transport your team or classroom’s invaluable mobile devices, consider the big picture with one of Stand Steady’s Line Leader Charging Systems. Minimize future frustrations and downtime with a solution that enables top-notch efficiency and productivity from tools that help you achieve your organization’s goals. 

Person grabbing a device from a Line Leader charging cart.

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