MobileRobots offers a variety of options for charging the batteries of the research robot bases.
PatrolBot Docking Station
The docking station for the Research PatrolBot 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.
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.
Pioneer Power Cube Battery Charger
The Power Cube allows you to recharge three extra 12 volt Pioneer 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.
Purchase extra batteries so that you can hot-swap batteries in Pioneer DX, AT, PeopleBot, or Seekur Jr. for nearly continuous operation.