Panasonic has identified a possible problem with the Li-ion battery included with their popular FZ-G1 Toughpad and recently announced a free battery replacement program. Almost all FZ-G1 owners are eligible and should download the BIOS utility to prevent the overheating problem affecting Li-ion batteries.
All FZ-G1 tablet models below in combination with the listed battery packs are affected:
The root cause of this issue is contamination inside the battery cells. When batteries
covered under this recall notice are used in environments with wide temperature
variation, a short circuit can occur inside the cell that can cause overheating and ignition.
- Contact Panasonic to receive a replacement battery.
- Download and run Panasonic’s BIOS Utility on the tablet which enables battery charging controls to minimize the risk of overheating and ignition
See Panasonic’s announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Magnum Electronics Authorized by Panasonic for Delaware WSCA Contract
Pricing for Toughbook Laptops, Toughpad Tablets, Accessories
Dover, DE May 21,2014
Panasonic has authorized Magnum Electronics, Inc to offer contract pricing and invoicing in Delaware on behalf of their agreement with the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization.
The Panasonic Delaware contract includes Toughbook rugged, semi-rugged, and business rugged models. The popular Windows 8 and Android Toughpad rugged slate tablets including docks, external keyboards, and mounting accessories are available. Services are also identified supporting the Panasonic product line.
The contract is available to all State of Delaware agencies, school districts, municipalities, volunteer fire companies, and political subdivisions. The Magnum Electronics contract code is GSS09133-COMPUTERV33 using FSF Vendor ID 0000004196.
More information can be found on the State of Delaware website referencing contract number GSS09133-COMPUTER.
Magnum Electronics, Inc 302-734-9250 [email protected]