The pictures below show the basic operating elements of the ROX platforms. Individual changes are described in the project specific documentation.
|Emergency Stop Buttons
|Access to the On-Board Computer
|Brake Release Button (except for Argo models)
|Battery Activation Switch
This connector provides access to the mobile robot’s internal network. It can be used to change the safety controller’s configuration if application specific settings are required.
Access to the On-Board Computer¶
All peripheral connections of the on-board computer are accessible at the back of the platform.
The battery charger can be manually connected to this socket. Further information can be found at Charging.
Battery Activation Switch¶
When LiFePO4 batteries are used, the ROX has a rocker switch that can be used to put the batteries into standby mode.
The battery management system (BMS) integrated into the LiFePO4 batteries continuously monitors the condition of the batteries and prevents overcharging and deep discharging as well as damage due to overheating, overcurrent and the like. To do this, however, it requires energy that would discharge the batteries in a switched-off robot over a longer period of time. In standby mode, this energy requirement is significantly reduced and the robot can survive several weeks without recharging. However, in this mode, the outputs of the batteries are de-energised and the batteries can neither be charged nor can the robot be switched on.
Always switch the ROX batteries to standby mode if the robot is not expected to be used for several days or is already largely discharged and cannot be recharged promptly. Reactivation of deeply discharged batteries is possible but time-consuming. In this case, please contact Neobotix.
AGM batteries are always on and cannot be deactivated.