View Full Version : Recommended 24V Battery for laser scanner?

09-11-2010, 01:18 AM

I just recently (i.e., today) received a SICK S300 laser scanner which requires 24V DC power. I was expecting to run it off of my iRobot Create power supply...until I realized that the iRobot Create power supply only provides 14.4V.

Soooo...what do you recommend for a 24V DC power supply? (Also, what do you recommend for a 120V AC to 24 V DC inverter so that I can run it out of the wall while not being mobile.)

Billy McCafferty

09-11-2010, 01:42 AM
BTW, I'm currently looking at a flat battery and charger (http://www.batteryspace.com/nimhbatteryandchargercombo24v4200mahflatbattery4x5 scsmartcharger15a.aspx), which seems like a good combo, (since I didn't see a 24V available via Trossen)...but let me know your recommendation and/or availability through Trossen!

Thanks again,

09-11-2010, 01:46 AM
Do you know what the current requirements are? Maybe you could use a boost regulator and step the power up from the Create?

09-11-2010, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the fast response. The SICK S300 has a power on current of 2 A with normal operating around .25 A to .33 A. The max load is 1.65 A during operation. Power consumption ranges from a min of 6 W up to a max of 40 W (which should be seen as a very high upper limit).

Let me know if this helps or if anymore information is needed.

Thanks again!
Billy McCafferty

09-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Ended up going with the flat 24V battery and charger...will need the extra power anyways for other servos and such...thanks for the suggestion nonetheless.