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Where We Are Now

StreetSmart is thrilled to have created a special project partnership with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. We're joining forces to cover key events across the country where StreetSmart units can play a role in assisting EMS, Police and Security with event response support. In our first project, the Foundation connected us with Pittsburgh EMS to conduct a working trial during the recent Pittsburgh Marathon. Read our press release (http://bit.ly/9hF8bR) and visit the Foundation's Facebook page to read more and see photos (http://www.facebook.com/youcansavealife).



Tips and Reminders

We have had a few questions about charging StreetSmart units by inverter or generator. Here are some specifications and recommended parameters:

A StreetSmart unit can draw up to 1.2 amps while charging when the batteries are drained
A standard 120 VAC 15 amp circuit can support up to 12 fully charging StreetSmart units
The off-board charger can draw up to 1.4 amps while fully charging a pair of Segway Batteries
A standard 120 VAC 15 amp circuit can support up to 10 off-board chargers charging at full capacity
A single StreetSmart unit drawing the full 1.2 amps while charging would use 144 watts of power
Charging 2 StreetSmart units from an inverter or generator would require a minimum continuous power rating of 288 watts
Charging 6 StreetSmart units from an inverter or generator would require a minimum continuous power rating of 864 watts
A small portable 1850 watt generator can supply enough power to support a dozen fully charging StreetSmart units

StreetSmart™ Spotlight


Every so often, we have the opportunity to participate with a city in a trial demonstration deploying StreetSmart units during a major event. Such was the case this month when the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation paved the way for StreetSmart to participate with Pittsburgh EMS in covering the Pittsburgh Marathon. Communication to coordinate these types of events is essential, and those involved were exceptional at preparing things for our arrival.

Paramedics were chosen by suggested parameters and put through StreetSmart Certified Rider Training. We rode that amazing City of Bridges during the training day and then along the race course on May 1st for the Children's Marathon and then again for the main event on May 2nd. The StreetSmart LifeLine in the hands of such great paramedics was a welcomed addition to the city's response plans. Even in the steadily falling rain, the Segway Team was actively responding and attending to the needs of the public.

Thank you SCA Foundation and Pittsburgh EMS for the wonderful and very successful experience!

Visit our Facebook page to see some photos and videos from the event, and while you're there, become a fan!