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Real PR2 plug and unplug procedure

asked 2013-09-20 06:20:33 -0500

Erwan R. gravatar image

updated 2014-11-22 17:05:22 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hello,

We now have a PR2 in our lab and we are cautiously reading the tutorials and learning how to use it the right way. But in our search, we were unable to find a clear information about the way to plug and unplug the PR2 to the mains. I read that it is recommended to let the robot plugged when not used, but what about the plug and unplug procedures ? Are there particular things to know about this point ?

Thanks for reading,

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answered 2013-09-20 18:50:41 -0500

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From the PR2 Manual (http://pr2support.willowgarage.com/wiki/PR2%20Manual/Chapter3):

When plugging in the PR2, always attach the power cord to the AC inlet on the robot before attaching it to the AC outlet on the wall. Unplug the cord from the wall before unplugging from the robot.

Plugging a live AC cord into the back of the robot can cause arcing, which can deteriorate the power inlet on the PR2.

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It should be noted that that's actually happened, so it's not just some theoretical safety advise.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-09-21 06:58:32 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your answer and sharing your experience. I finally found this quotation in the manual after asking the question. I think It should be more visible on the online documentation (as it is a safety procedure and should not appear only there : http://pr2support.willowgarage.com/wiki/PR2%20Manual/Chapter3#What.27s_in_the_box)

Erwan R. gravatar image Erwan R.  ( 2013-09-22 23:57:08 -0500 )edit

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