All robots come with a power supply included for recharging batteries in the robot. In addition, some additional charging options are available with some robot bases:
PatrolBot Docking Station
The charging contacts are only energized when a robot is present at the station, providing a safe charging solution that maximizes battery life, even with the robot powered on.
All PatrolBots are able to use the docking station.
Multiple docking stations may be used with one robot, and multiple robots can share multiple docking stations. ARNL will try the closest docking station, and try another if unable to use that station.
Pioneer LX Docking Station
The Pioneer LX comes with a docking station included standard.
The docking station recharges the robot battery pack, allowing for continuous platform usage. Using the ARNL laser navigation software library, your control software can bring the robot to the docking station for automatic docking at any time.
Multiple docking stations may be used with one robot, or multiple robots can share multiple docking stations. ARNL will try the closest docking station, and try another if unable to use that station.
Pioneer 3 Power Cube Battery Charger
The Power Cube allows you to recharge three extra 12 volt Pioneer 3 batteries (used in Pioneer 3 DX, Pioneer 3 AT, and PeopleBot robots), for quick swapping on the robot (The batteries in a Pioneer robot may be replaced without turning the robot off if it is also receiving power from its standard power supply/recharger or from the other two batteries in the robot). The Power Cube can also be used as a portable source of 5 or 12 volt DC power from batteries while in the field.
You may use a robot's power supply/recharger with the Power Cube (the 4 amp fast-charge power supply can charge three batteries; an 800ma power supply can charge one battery, or use multiple 800ma supplies for more batteries).
Available for all robots are standard recharging power supplies which attach to the robot's power port.
A Seekur Jr. charger can be used either to recharge batteries in the Seekur Jr. robot, or to charge a spare battery outside the robot.
Purchase extra spare batteries so that you can hot-swap batteries in Pioneer DX, AT, PeopleBot, or Seekur Jr. for nearly continuous operation.