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Scott Clark Hotswap Power System

 

 
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Product Reviews:
 
Design/Features
6.5


 
Installation/Integration
7.0


 
Service
7.4


 
Total Score
7.0


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Positives


Hot swap batteries provides 24/7 uptime. Built in charger to allow for on chart charging as needed when additional batteries are not available. Built in inverter to power AC devices. Has pre-made mounting brackets.

Negatives


Large unit and fairly noisy with dual fans. No software available. No separate charger available, must purchase additional power system.


Bottom Line

The Scott Clark power system is a single or dual hotswap solution offering both AC and DC outputs. Because the solution is hotswap it provides true 24/7 uptime by simply swapping out the batteries. The solution utilizes proprietary 330Wh batteries which provide an industry leading 660Wh when used in a dual battery configuration. The downside […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by

 
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The Scott Clark power system is a single or dual hotswap solution offering both AC and DC outputs. Because the solution is hotswap it provides true 24/7 uptime by simply swapping out the batteries. The solution utilizes proprietary 330Wh batteries which provide an industry leading 660Wh when used in a dual battery configuration. The downside to the increased capacity is that the batteries are larger then other hotswap solutions and weigh in at 8lbs a piece. The power system itself is also rather heavy so cart mobility will be affected more by the Scott Clark solution then that of other hotswap offerings. The power system does have a built in charger so the batteries can be charged on the cart as well as hotswap for increased flexibility. Currently there are no separate stand alone battery chargers so to charge the units off the base an entire second power supply is required which can be expensive. The system does have an external power meter and well as power LEDs on the batteries. No client or server based software is currently available however APIs are available if an end user wishes to develop their own. Scott clark does not offer onsite warranty support so any units requiring repair must be removed and sent in for service. In general the solution is well built and robust, however the clips that hold the batteries in place are plastic and there have been cases where end users have snapped them when being too rough with removal of the batteries. Overall the Scott Clark solution provides the combination of a robust 24/7 hotswap solution with capacity that goes beyond even fixed power offerings. While not the smallest or lightest option it will be the best choice for end users requiring the longest run times possible between charges.