19 Feb 2019

Not all batteries are created equal. What you should know about lithium-ion battery safety and performance.

Not all printer batteries are created equal. If you have purchased a replacement PA-BT-4000Li battery for a Brother RuggedJet mobile label and receipt printer (RJ4040 or RJ4030 series) that is not a Brother Genuine product, you could be putting your product investment at risk.

Not all printer batteries are created equal. If you have purchased a replacement PA-BT-4000Li battery for a Brother RuggedJet mobile label and receipt printer (RJ4040 or RJ4030 series) that is not a Brother Genuine product, you could be putting your product investment at risk.

Only Brother Genuine replacement lithium-ion batteries have been thoroughly tested by Brother to ensure they are safe to use in Brother printers. Although a number of compatible batteries are easily available online, their quality and compatibility with Brother printers have not been design-verified and rigorously tested by Brother, and that can spell serious trouble. Using non-Brother lithium-ion batteries may affect the hardware, performance and machine reliability, causing the machine to produce less than optimal results.

Compatible batteries

To make matters worse, non-genuine batteries can damage products when printers are used in exactly the types of rugged situations Brother Mobile printers are designed for.

It can be challenging to make sure you are using only Brother genuine batteries since compatible lithium-ion batteries look similar and often even share the same product number. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to source your batteries with extreme care to avoid exposing your products to serious risk by inadvertently purchasing a non-genuine battery.