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08-23-2010, 09:20 AM #41
08-23-2010, 11:00 AM #42
While you may have a low cost of ownership for maintenance, ours will be higher (in some areas). You or others in your department are certified to maintain the air packs. We do not have anyone with that certification, or time/ability to get it. The packs are supposed to be inspected by a technician yearly. There is an added cost for us. Our dealer for ISI is going to provide this support to us free of charge (in the cost of purchase like everything else). While we will only have 11 packs, battery changes every 6 months will add about $200/year on a standard air pack or about $300/year with voice amplifier. We are getting free batteries every 6 months for the first 10 years with our packs. Together, this will total around $1,000 a year in maintenance savings for us for the first 10 years. This may not seem like a lot to you, but it is 5% of our yearly budget after utility bills. To my department, that is a big difference that had to weigh in on our choice.
Again, this points out the big difference between our departments. Ours will get used less in the life of them than yours do in one year. Parts and wear will not be anywhere near the same between what we get and what you would use.
If you are trying out new equipment as trials and really giving them an honest chance, but you go back to what you have, that is fine. My problem is when someone tries a product out already "knowing" that what they currrently use is better.
08-27-2010, 11:08 PM #43
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