Battery operated PC

A South African information access solutions company, EZ-IT, has launched a battery-powered personal computer (PC) to take Internet access to environments where there is no electricity.
“The EZ-Power solution is underpinned by the ability of our EZgo micro computing devices, monitors and other accessories to operate from either a 220-volt A A South African information access solutions company, EZ-IT, has launched a battery-powered personal computer (PC) to take Internet access to environments where there is no electricity.
“The EZ-Power solution is underpinned by the ability of our EZgo micro computing devices, monitors and other accessories to operate from either a 220-volt AC or a 12-volt DC power source,” says EZ-IT marketing director Geoff Norman.
The PC was invented by one of companys directors, and is manufactured under licence in Taiwan. EZ-IT has sole distribution rights for the computer in Africa.
The PC runs for 24 to 48 hours, depending on the size of battery used, and the batteries can be recharged using a generator or a motor vehicle, says Norman.
The EZ-Power battery solution has a built-in regulator and a charger that could be plugged into a 220-volt AC permanently, but only draws on the AC when it needs recharging.
Battery powered PC, EZ-Power is able to provide information access solutions driven from a standard 220-volt AC or 12-volt DC power source.
The PCs are available at standard PC prices (about $1,000) and the EZ-Power battery solution costs $2,700.
“The application of EZ-Power battery solutions is of vital importance on the African continent. The solution has been developed with rural education in mind where unreliable, non-existent power is the norm,” says Norman.
EZ-IT: Tel +27-11-467 5812; fax: +27-11-467 5816; salesjhb@ez-it.co.za