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Powering Hokuyo from Kobuki

asked 2015-06-23 09:22:47 -0500

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updated 2015-06-23 10:12:13 -0500

Hello! I recently purchased a Hokuyo UST 10LX, and i'm having a difficult time figuring out how to get power from the Kobuki (Turtlebot 2) to the scanner. There are a few posts on here about getting the software to work with Hokuyo, but i'm still stuck on the hardware side of things! Do we need to connect the +VIN and -VIN to a 12v supply on Turtlebot? If anyone could shed some light / share their knowledge I would greatly appreciate it!

Link to info about each wire in power cord:

Detailed Picture of connector:

Size of connector: Thank you for your time!

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answered 2015-06-24 09:19:26 -0500

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The cable wiring is as follows: Red: COM Input + Gray: COM Output - Light Blue: IP Reset Input Orange: Synchronous Output Brown +VIN (12VDC / 24VDC) Blue: -VIN Since I plan on using the Ethernet connection for communication, I only need to connect the brown and blue cables for power.

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answered 2015-06-23 09:37:07 -0500

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The connections on the Kobuki are described here:

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