Charging your Motorized Dolly - New Chargers!

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 14, 2014

With a committment to continous improvement, there are a number of product intiatives underway at L P Intentional Inc., the manufacturer of PowerMate®. All of these initiatives are happening with the goal of making PowerMate® even more efficient and maintaining their current, competitive pricing structure for their valued customers - both past and future!  The first involves the introduction of new battery charging units for all PowerMate® stair climbing dollies.

Standard Wall Charger:

All PowerMate® stair climbing hand trucks come complete with the standard wall charger –

Part# 400210 or 400211.

STANDARD WALL CHARGER – 400210

The Part# 400210 or 400211 charger comes standard with all PowerMate® Stair Climbers. It is safe and strongly recommend to leave all PowerMate® machines plugged in when not in use. The battery will not overcharge and has a built-in automatic shut off feature!

# 400210

# 400211

In-Vehicle Chargers:

Customers that use their PowerMate® as a shared resource often opt for the #400215 or #400217 in-vehicle charger as it affords them the flexibility to move the charger and PowerMate® machine from vehicle to vehicle as required on any given day!

When a 12V accessory outlet is not available or the PowerMate® is a dedicated resource to a vehicle, customers chose the #400216 or #400218 battery charger and never have to worry where the charger is when they need it! PowerMate® users cite the use of either of the two in-vehicle charging systems as the reason they do not need to purchase an extra battery pack to get through even the busiest of work days!

IN-VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS (IVCS) – 400215 & 400217 or 400216 & 400218

PowerMate® smart charging system keeps your PowerMate® charged while you are running your vehicle. It will never draw below 75% of your vehicles battery charge, so your vehicle will always have enough power to start your vehicles engine every time! Part# 400215 and 400217 plug into a 12V accessory outlet and Part# 400216 and 400218 are hard wired directly to your 12 Volt vehicle battery.

# 400215

# 400217
 

# 400216

 

# 400218


PowerMate® Stair Climbers with a Serial # less than 36000

For current and past customers with PowerMate® models having serial numbers earlier than serial number 36000, your charger will continue to serve you well. When it comes time for replacement, or your charger is misplaced, a conversion kit is available that will allow you to upgrade to the new charger!

PowerMate® Stair Climbers with a Serial # greater than 36000

All new PowerMate® stair climbers manufactured and shipped with serial numbers greater than 36000, are going out complete with the new charging system.

PowerMate® Battery Charger Reference Table:

 

Serial # < 36000

PART #   

 Serial # 36000+

PART #   

STANDARD WALL CHARGER 400210  400211
IN-VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS (Outlet)   400215  400217
IN-VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS (Hard-Wired) 400216  400218

Conversion Kit for machines manufactured Pre June 1st, 2014 and having a serial # lower than 36000 : COMING SOON

Not sure where to find the serial number for your PowerMate®?
Where do I Find the Serial # for my PowerMate®?

As always, for the many PowerMate® International customers the conversion kit is also available. When you are placing an order for a standard wall charger, be sure to specify the style of the male end of the charger, (that plugs into the wall), you need based on local requirements.

In summary, it is a commonly shared belief that the new chargers will increase efficiency, help maintain the current PowerMate® price structure and most importantly, enhance the PowerMate® user's experience! Check back again soon to learn more about product enhancements at L P International Inc.



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SAFETY Part 5 of 5 – Implementing Your Own Safety Program

Posted by Contributing Editor on Tue, Aug 06, 2013

Not to over simplify and regardless of the size of a Company, there are several attributes we have observed for all companies who have implemented successful Safety Programs:

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Tags: powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, powermate, safety moving system, safety moving systems

SAFETY Part 4 of 5 – SAFETY Does Deliver a Return on Investment

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

The following are excerpts from the findings of the ongoing Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Study to date:

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SAFETY Part 3 of 5 – Changing Attitudes Towards Safety in the Workplace

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Over the past ten years, we have observed a steady rise in the emphasis placed on Safety in the workplace throughout North America.

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Say, "Hello Dolly!"

Posted by Savannah Jeavons on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

Look what we found in the basement we thought we'd like to share with you! Here's a blast from the past: A late 1970's Hello Dolly brochure that was created to highlight the benefits of a PowerMate® moving pianos. Our PowerMate® dolly has been getting the job done for over 30 years.

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Attention Ohio Employers: Opportunity get a PowerMate® and SAVE 75%!

Posted by Contributing Editor on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

Breaking News:  Qualified customers in the State of Ohio can now potentially SAVE 75% (Just increased from 66%) off their PowerMate® motorized stair climbers and/or LiftGates purchased by contacting the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OhioBWC) and applying for the

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, OhioWBC, powermate, safety moving system

SAFETY Part 2 of 5 - What do Lifting Injuries Cost?

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor quotes an average of $29,000.00

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SAFETY Part 1 of 5 - Independent Ergonomic Report on PowerMate®

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 08, 2013

The PowerMate® Ergonomic Advantage (Excerpts from the Stuart Report):                                                                                                           

“Industry estimates suggest that 75%, or more, of workplace injuries are back related. The medical bills and loss time from work costs U.S. industries $20 billion annually. Investing in ways to mitigate these costs and reduce absenteeism is more than an ideal, it’s an economic necessity!

The world’s leading manufacturers recognize the economic benefits to be realized in sustaining a healthy workforce and therefore commit substantial resources into ergonomics. Consequently, the emphasis on ergonomics has become a paramount concern for every company worldwide.

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PowerMate L-1 series Appliance Dolly

Posted by Contributing Editor on Wed, Oct 10, 2012

 

The battery operated series Appliance Dolly makes moving heavy loads into light work. While it looks like a regular heavy-duty hand truck, this unit has a 12 volt electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery. This lets it climb stairs and lift loads with no effort on the part of the operator. 

Imagine taking a 500 pound load to the top of a 20 story building and back down to the bottom. Now imagine you did this with the dolly doing all of the lifting and balancing by itself leaving you just to climb the stairs. Imagine being able to let the dolly go to open a door, and not having it slide down the stairs. Not only can the PowerMate do all of these things for you, but it can do it on a single charge. If you do not need to go quite as far, the dolly can also handle as much as 650 pounds if it is being handled by two operators.

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Electric Dolly Provides Relief for Technicians

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Thu, Feb 03, 2011

If you have been reading the articles in this blog you may already be familiar with some of the reasons for using a PowerMate®. Labor savings and safety are two big reasons customers agree are important. But did you also know that there are less tangible benefits to using a PowerMate stair climber for residential and commercial deliveries? Your technicians, the ones most likely to be using the machines on a regular basis, will thank you for making their job easier and safer.

The fact that you also bought the machine to improve your bottom line is incidental to them. From the technician’s perspective they will notice right away the difference in the physical effort required to move product in and out of buildings. They will be less tired at the end of the day, less prone to injury, less likely to make errors due to fatigue, more likely to show up for work without muscle aches and generally enjoy their job more knowing they have this powerful tool to back them up day after day.

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Tags: moving boilers, Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, electric dolly, stair climbing hand truck, safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly