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Vocera Batteries and Chargers
About Vocera Batteries and Chargers
Preparing the Charger
The Vocera badge uses custom lithium ion batteries.
Two battery options are available: standard and highcapacity. These small, lightweight batteries snap onto
the back of the badge.
Before you use a charger, read the safety instructions
on the reverse side of this page.
Vocera batteries may be charged only in a Vocera
battery charger. Battery chargers are also available in
two types: single-bay and eight-bay. The single-bay
charger, which allows the badge to be used while it is
in the charger, is ideal for individual use. The eightbay charger is suited for group use as it can
simultaneously charge eight badges or batteries using
only one power adaptor.
To prepare the charger for use, insert the singlepronged plug into the outlet in the charger, and plug
the two-pronged power plug into a 110 V AC outlet.
Once the badge is in use, there are several easy ways
to check whether you need to recharge the battery:
1. The green indicator light on the top of the badge
turns red and blinks rapidly.
2. The battery-level indicator on the badge display
shows empty.
Fully Charged
Partially Used
3. An alert tone or message plays at regular
intervals. (These audible warnings may be
disabled by the system administrator on request.)
1. Slide the battery latch toward the bottom of the
badge and remove the battery with your other
2. Insert the battery into the charger, making sure
the battery label points toward the middle of the
charger slot.
When to Charge the Battery
New batteries must be charged before use. It takes
approximately 90 minutes to fully charge a battery.
Charging the Battery Without
the Badge
Single-bay Charger
Eight-bay Charger
The indicator light on the top of the charger shows
one of the following conditions:
Light off
There is no battery or badge in the
charger, or the battery is not seated
Blinking green
The battery is charging.
Steady green
The battery is fully charged.
The battery is unable to charge, or
there is a problem with the charger.
If the charger works when you try
to charge a different battery,
discard the original battery (see
Additional Instructions Related to
Battery Safety) and charge a new
Single-bay Charger
Eight-bay Charger
The green indicator light on the top of the
charger will begin to blink when the battery is
positioned correctly, and it will continue to blink
while the battery is charging. When the indicator
glows steadily, the battery is fully charged.
3. Remove the battery from the charger.
4. Slide the holes in the top of the battery over the
small pegs in the badge’s battery compartment.
Holes in top of battery
Badge and Battery Charger Safety
1. Read, understand, and follow all warnings and
instructions in the product documentation and
on the product itself.
2. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
disassemble any part of the product. Take the
badge or charger to qualified service personnel
when service or repair work is required. Opening
or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can
cause electric shock when you use the product
Front of battery
(shiny surface)
5. Press down gently to seat the battery in the
Charging the Battery With the Badge
You can also insert the entire badge into the charger,
enabling you to charge the battery without removing
it. If you have a single-bay charger, this method also
allows you to use the badge while the battery is
3. Do not put anything other than a Vocera badge
or Vocera battery into a charger slot, as other
objects may touch dangerous voltage points or
short out parts, which could result in fire or
electric shock.
4. Do not place the product on an unstable surface,
as a fall may cause serious damage to the
5. Never place the badge or charger near or over a
radiator or heat register. Do not operate the
charger in a cabinet or other enclosure unless
proper ventilation is provided.
6. Do not position the badge or battery charger
near water; for example, near a sink, wash bowl,
or toilet. Do not spill liquid of any kind on the
product. Doing so may short out parts, causing
damage to the product and creating the risk of
fire or electric shock.
Single-bay Charger
Eight-bay Charger
Note: If you want to use the badge while it is
charging, but you find that you are logged out when
you put the badge in the charger, contact the system
administrator for help.
7. Take the badge or charger to a qualified service
provider in these circumstances:
• If liquid has been spilled into the badge or
charger, or if rain or water have touched the
badge or charger.
• If the badge or charger does not operate
normally after you follow the operating
• If the badge or charger has been dropped or
• If the badge or charger exhibits a distinct
degradation in performance.
• If the power cord or plug on the charger is
damaged or frayed.
8. Unplug the charger from the wall outlet before
cleaning. To clean or disinfect the badge and
charger, wipe with a cloth dampened with
isopropyl alcohol. Use of any other cleaners is not
9. Use the battery charger indoors only.
10. Do not allow anything to rest on the charger's
power cord. Do not locate the charger where the
cord may be damaged or where the cord may
cause someone to trip. Keep the power cord
away from operating machinery.
11. Do not overload outlets or extension cords,
because this may cause a fire or electrical shock.
12. Operate the charger only with a Vocera-approved
power adapter.
Utilisez le chargeur seulement avec un
adaptateur de puissance approuvé par Vocera.
Additional Instructions Related to
Battery Safety
1. Use only the batteries supplied with the product
or Vocera-approved replacements.
2. Do not use the battery to power any device other
than a Vocera badge.
3. Charge the battery only in a Vocera charger and
according to the instructions in the Vocera User
Guide. These instructions are also included with
the charger.
4. Do not charge the battery in a place where static
electricity is generated nor let the battery touch
something that is statically charged.
5. The battery can be stored at temperatures
between –4° F and 104° F (between –20° C and
40° C), and can be charged or operated at
temperatures between 32° F and 104° F
(between 0° C and 40° C).
6. Do not put the battery into a microwave oven,
conventional oven, dryer, or high-pressure
container, nor dispose of the battery in a fire.
Under these conditions, the battery may explode.
7. Do not open or puncture the battery nor subject
the battery to strong physical shock.
8. Stop using the battery if it exhibits abnormal
heat, odor, color, deformation, or is in an
abnormal condition.
9. If you detect leakage or a foul odor, it is especially
important to keep the battery away from fire. If
battery liquid leaks onto your skin or clothes,
wash well with clean water immediately. If liquid
leaking from the battery gets into your eyes, do
not rub your eyes. Rinse your eyes well with clean
water, and consult a doctor
10. Handle batteries with care to avoid shorting the
battery with conducting materials, such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery may overheat
and could burn you.
11. After the battery has reached the end of its
useful life, we recommend recycling the materials
at a recycling center in your community. If you
choose to dispose of the batteries, consult the
regulations that are in force in your locale.
12. When recycling or discarding the battery, make it
nonconductive by applying vinyl tape to the
terminals located on the edges of the battery, at
the sides.
© 2004 Vocera Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Vocera Communications, Inc.
tel::+1 408 790 4100
fax::+1 408 790 4101
Part No. :: 930-00548 rev E, 6-February-2004
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