All of our carts come with a warranty that covers the entire cart, including the electrical components and Intelligent Charging System for 5 years (power cord excluded). JAR products also allow the original purchaser the option of extending the warranty at any time during the standard warranty period. More warranty information can be found on our warranty page, here.
Our trays are 410mm D x 363mm W x 90mm H or 16.14” D x 14.29” W x 3.54” H with exception of the SB-6310B cart trays, which are 20” D x 14.29” W x 2” H.
In short, 99.9% of all devices used for teaching and training will fit on our pull-out trays. Smaller devices can typically be doubled up on the trays and therefore you are able to fit more devices (up to 36) into a cart with a smaller footprint.
Connect the main power cord to the cart’s power connection found on the right side of the cart, near the bottom, toward the back.
Connect the power cord of the mobile cart to a 15A standard wall power outlet. You will hear a short beep to notify you that the charging system is starting up. During the start up process you will notice that all LEDs on the power unit will flash. After about five seconds the unit is operational, which will be indicated by the illuminated Power LED. The Power LED is located in the center of the power unit. This light will remain on when the cart is plugged in to indicate to the user that the cart is receiving power and is ready for use.
Once the cart is powered on, press the Charge Button. The LED in the Charge Button will light up to indicate that charging has started. The four Charging Quadrant LEDs (1, 2, 3, 4) indicate which power strip is currently active. In charging mode you might see any combination of 1, 2, 3 or all 4 flashing simultaneously. The power unit will control this charging process automatically and ensure that all devices inside the cart are charged in the quickest and most efficient way possible. No user input is required.
When charging is complete, all four (4) Charging Quadrant LEDs above the Charge Button will be solid green and flash in a sequence from right to left every two seconds. At this point, all devices are completely charged and power to all power strips has been turned off. You are now ready to use all of your devices.
Yes, you can. Our system can be configured to automatically start when the user plugs in the cart. This further simplifies the use of the cart by removing the need to press the charging button at the end of the day. Please contact us at (866) 393-4202 to discuss your options.
Our SB-5300B, SB-5345B, and SB-5900B carts are designed to accommodate a securely mounted printer on top of the cart. A printer can be installed inside the SB-5400B cart if you remove trays to make room. Because weight is always a concern for teachers and users, and printing is only used 20% of the time the cart is used, we recommend that printers are not moved with the cart. Make them available via the network in strategic locations throughout the building and you will be a hero. Lighter carts will get used more.
In the unlikely event that our Intelligent Charging System encounters any issues beyond regular use, i.e. somebody misuses the cart by plugging in unsupported devices, our system is protected by its own circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is the little black button on the front of the unit. It will trip and pop out, protecting the unit. Simply press it back in to reset and use the cart again. Before you do, however, please consult the manual and ensure everything is plugged in properly and no unsupported devices are connected to the cart.
The Intelligent Charging System can be integrated with nearly any cart that meets the following conditions:
The power strips in the cart (up to four) must be able to be disconnected from the timer/switch that is currently in the cart so that they can be diverted to connect directly with the Intelligent Charging System.
An existing auxiliary power strip may also be connected to the appropriately labeled outlet on the Intelligent Charging System or an extra power strip may be added for this purpose.
To attach the unit to the cart, utilize the mounting bracket that's included with the system. You will need four #6 (.1380) pan head self-drilling tapping screws type CSD, cross-recess. The length required must be determined by the surface that it is to be secured to. Be sure to leave enough space for the system's cables to extend from the back of the unit (at least 3.5”). For help or ideas for installation, contact JAR Systems directly.
Buttons are listed from left to right, as visible on the JAR Intelligent Charging System:
Power LED Icon: This indicates when the cart is connected to power and is ready for use.
Charging Port LED Digits (1,2,3,4): These indicates which sections of the cart are active. The charging unit controls this automatically, ensuring that all devices inside are charged in the fastest, most efficient way possible. When all four quadrant LEDs are solid green, charging is complete.
Charge Button: Pressing the CHARGE button will start charge mode. This is best used when all devices are powered down and returned to the cart at the same time. Charging will automatically stop when all batteries are 100% charged. You can also stop charging at any time by pressing the CHARGE button a second time.
Manage Button: Pressing MANAGE button will start manage mode and turn on the auxiliary power. This mode will continuously monitor and distribute power until manually stopped. This mode is best used if some of the devices may be left on when connected or if devices are connected at different times. Press the button again to stop manage mode.
Auxiliary Power Button: Controls power to any peripherals that are plugged into the AUX power strip in the back of the cart. If the AUX devices must be operational during charging then the system must be in manage mode. Be aware that this may lengthen charging time.
Reset Button: The Intelligent Charging System is protected with its own circuit breaker. If it encounters misuse such as plugging in unsupported devices or if there is a power surge, the circuit will trip and the reset button will pop out. To reset the cart simply press it back in. Please first ensure that everything is plugged in properly and that only supported devices are connected before resetting.
In charge mode, the system will discontinue power to devices when batteries reach full charge in order to conserve energy. This mode is best used if all devices are powered
off and connected at the same time.
In manage mode, the system continues providing power to charge the devices until it is manually stopped. This mode is best used if all or some devices are left on or are returned at different times. NOTE: The charging system should always be in MANAGE mode in order to charge iPads and devices that remain in sleep mode.