Hospitals worldwide are required to have at least two backup solutions so that should one break down while the power is off, electrical equipment will continue operating. According to South Africa's National Health Act, all hospitals must have a backup electrical supply to clinical areas, so that procedures can be completed in the event of a power failure. With power outages in South Africa, it is vital that all hospitals comply to continue operating.
In this issue, we focus on medical equipment, power supply and backup. The first product of discussion is the FB 12V-2.3AH which works well with the defibrillator-life-saving heart machine. Next, we focus on the FB 12V-100AH used to back up the CPAP Machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Our third featured product is the FB12V-7.2A used on an oxygen concentrator/generator. Finally, we present the FB 12V-33AH which is well-suited to back up a ventilator designed to move breathable air into and out of the lungs. Lead–acid batteries are widely used for storage in backup power supplies in hospitals and medical stand-alone power systems.