These are some questions that have come up today from
Alameda and Sacramento:
Hardware Maintenance - what is our maintenance cost
per AVTS unit? Say in Qty's of 4000.
I can't provide that information
- Customer understands they can charge unit on a dolly
stacked without opening up booth. Do they have to open up booth to get
a cable OR is Global going to provide some short - say 18" - power cord for
charging batteries - say a warehouse power cord?
the short power cord is the intent. These short power cords would be in
addition to the standard six foot power cords inside the booths. The
intent is to leave the standard power cords inside the
- Can units run daisy chained in precinct taking up 1 power
It is possible, but the maximum number of daisy
chained units has yet to be determined. The answer to that will likely
come from PDE and UL (possible fire hazards).
Battery Indicator Light - Is there any type of light
on booth exterior to show when battery is charged or are we simply
recommending a charging time. How do they know charge state of
There is no light on the exterior of the booth to
indicate charge status.
Once we establish worst case charge times, I assume
that is what we will recommend. I believe that in actual operation
of the ballot station (i.e, screen powered up, etc.), the
battery voltage charging and discharging is closely
monitored and, if the application software is designed to, it can display that
information. But when the unit is powered off and closed in the booth,
there is no indicator of charge status.
- Alameda wanted to know if they could stack 8 on a dolly
(are there weight issues), as they are expecting 4 per precinct and that
would lend itself to keeping precincts during delivery from spanning
dollys. Will strapping be long enough for 8 units??
According to Jeff Dean, ergonomically seven (7) units
will be the stacking height (up to six feet). I imagine that the
strapping can be modified so you can stack eight, six, four, two, or even one,
but I haven't seen the drawings on this product, so I can't
- Will you be able to plug in the lowest unit in a stack
given the dolly configuration. In other words does the dolly allow
access to the battery charging receptacle.
Jeff Dean will have to answer that question until I
can see a drawing of this product.
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