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Turtlebot2 power for laptop

asked 2013-03-15 01:13:10 -0600

CarolineQ gravatar image


I would like to use the battery of the Kobuki base of my turtlebot to give power to the laptop. I would like the laptop to take power from the Kobuki only when the Kobuki base is on the loading station. For that I need to activate or not the external power for the Kobuki. I found a function "Command Command::SetExternalPower(const DigitalOutput &digital_output, Command::Data &current_data)" in the file kobuki_driver/src/driver/command.cpp. And if I am right, this function allows us to activate or not the external power of the Kobuki. But I don't know how to use this function. Is there any documentation somewhere ? or examples ? Or should I use another function ?

Thanks for help. Caroline

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answered 2013-04-15 12:44:30 -0600

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The 19V laptop power port passes through from the charging dock or power port any time the Kobuki is docked or plugged in. There's no need for software.

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