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Run laserscanner in Android

asked 2014-02-03 21:23:23 -0500

Yuliang Sun gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:11:01 -0500

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Hello, I want to driver my Laserscanner under Android system (a smartphone or a tab). I am using Hokoyo Laserscanner UTM-30LX. Does anyone have experience?

How to supply the Laserscanner from smartphone or tab? Do I need an adapter to give the scanner appropriate Voltage?

Normally the USB in smartphone or tab has a mini USB. How can I use a Y cable to connect the Laserscanner and the smartphone or tab?

For your answer my heartfelt appreciation!

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answered 2014-02-03 23:28:12 -0500

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I don't think this is going to work. You'll need 12V. Technically you can build a voltage converter that gives you 12V from USB voltage, but I think a smartphone USB will be way too less power for a UTM-30LX. It's definitely too much for USB specs. Do NOT use a Y cable!!!

In addition, you'll need a USB host port. My guess is most smartphones don't have that.

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