Smart Lockers: What is True Smart Charging?

Kay Tilbury

Kay Tilbury

When it comes to charging multiple devices efficiently and safely through Smart Lockers, not all solutions are created equal. At LapSafe®, we’ve dedicated twenty-five years to perfecting what we call true SMART CHARGING

Close up of Tablet inside Smart Locker showing Smart Charging.

The Evolution of Smart Charging

Our journey began with a single goal: to create the first and only true Smart Charging solution. This led to the development of our proprietary SmartLine™ system, a leap forward in device charging technology. Our SmartLine™ technology does not use the devices own AC adaptors. Instead, we developed our own unique charging system that uses sophisticated electronics, efficient power supplies and intelligence to fully manage power from the plug socket right through to the charging tip. This comprehensive system ensures that power is delivered intelligently and safely protecting users and devices.

How SmartLine™ Works

SmartLine™ is integrated into several of our product ranges, providing the most efficient and safest way to charge up to 60 devices from a single 13-amp mains socket. Unlike systems that use 'round-robin' timers to charge a few devices at a time, SmartLine™ can charge all devices simultaneously.

The key to SmartLine™ is understanding what is going on and reacting accordingly to ensure devices are charged correctly and safely. We know when a device is connected, disconnected, charging, almost charged, and charged. The addition of SmartLine™ USB-C enhances our capabilities, allowing us to read data from the device to confirm its make, model, and charging profile. In some models, we also include a network connection through same USB-C lead, further simplifying the devices management.

PowaSave™: The Power Behind SmartLine™

Incorporated into SmartLine™ is our advanced power management system, PowaSave™. This technology continuously monitors charge rates and the status of each device, delivering the right amount of power at the right time. When devices are fully charged, PowaSave™ automatically switches off the power supplies, preventing overcharging and overheating. This not only protects the devices but also reduces electricity waste, keeping running costs low, and minimising environmental impact.

PowaSave™ also allows for scheduled power management. Through our Smart Locker management software, ONARKEN®, administrators can set schedules to power down when charging isn’t needed, such as overnight, on weekends, or during holiday periods. This further reduces risks and unnecessary power usage. Also, check out our latest ‘Advanced Safety’ blog, demonstrating how we mitigate risks when charging lithium-ion batteries. As standard we also incorporate advanced safety features such as in-rush, surge and residual voltage protection to further protect users and devices.

The Benefits of True Smart Charging

  • Safety: Users are only exposed to low-voltage charging tips, eliminating the risks associated with high-voltage plugs.
  • Efficiency: The ability to charge multiple devices simultaneously without overloading the power supply.
  • Cost Savings: Reduced electricity consumption and lower running costs thanks to PowaSave™.
  • Environmental Impact: Decreased carbon footprint due to efficient power management and reduced waste.
  • Automation: Advanced scheduling and monitoring capabilities through ONARKEN®.

Why Choose LapSafe®?

At LapSafe®, customer safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our SmartLine™ with PowaSave™ represents the highest level of device charging technology in the industry, offering unmatched safety, efficiency, and convenience. As the number one trusted brand in charging solutions, we continue to lead the industry with innovations that meet the evolving needs of our customers. SmartLine™ with PowaSave™ is the only true Smart Charging system built into mobile trolleys and Smart Lockers, and it’s exclusively available from LapSafe®. When it comes to charging your devices, trust LapSafe®, the pioneers who started it all.

Thinking of investing?

Use our Contact Form to get in touch with our friendly team, they’ll be able to discuss the best solution for your business and provide demonstrations. If you’d like to delve more into our solutions, visit our Smart Locker page and/or our Storage & Charging Solutions page.