One of the most important selling points of a tablet is its battery life – these devices are only valuable as long as they have power. As tablets continue to become more widely utilized in healthcare, key features such as battery life are being evaluated with a more critical eye. These devices need to be readily available to meet the various needs of both clinical staff and patients. An inadequate battery life can result in wasted man hours and unhappy patients.
While the longevity of a battery is often the focus of many product reviews and evaluations, there is still the question of what happens after the battery runs out. How long does it take to recharge your tablet back to 100%?
For many in the medical field, these elements of battery life are a major concern. With the growth of EMR and valuable healthcare apps, tablets have become an essential clinical tool. Being able to get your device up and running quickly is just as important as how long the battery lasts.
Below is a breakdown of recharge times for 13 of the most popular tablets on the market today.
Re-Charge Times for Popular Tablets
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – 5.32 Hours
Galaxy Note 3 – 3.23 Hours
Microsoft Pro Surface – 3 Hours
Nexus 7 – 2:55
iPad 2 – 4.2 Hours
iPad Mini – 4.32 Hours
iPad 3 – 5.5 Hours
iPad 4 – 6 Hours
iPad Air – 4.02 Hours
Acer Iconia A500 – 2.47 Hours
Amazon Kindle Fire – 2.48 Hours
Sony Tablet S – 3.49 Hours
Toshiba Drive – 2.23 Hours
ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 – 4 Hours
Similar to battery life, which is influenced by the level of usage and various settings, these charging times may vary based on the wattage of your charger. These charge times are based on the standard charger for each tablet charging a device from 0 to 100%.
About the Author
David Engelhardt has over 26 years of experience in software and hardware solutions development in healthcare and manufacturing, with a particular focus on mobile technologies. David is the founder and President of ReadyDock Inc. He is passionate and committed to providing safe, and workflow efficient methods to enable clinicians and patients to enhance care through the use of innovative technologies. In the small window of time when he is not working or spending time with his amazing wife and daughter, he spends his time playing USTA tennis, collecting vinyl records, and shaping music and sound in his recording studio.