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PowerDock (ACCSS8002) Charging LED and Usage Guidelines with the Focus Laser Scanner


Damaged or worn Power Dock chargers (ACCSS8002), can cause shortened battery life or even battery failure. See Battery Charging and Power Dock Charger Issues with the Focus Laser Scanner for PowerDock charger inspection information before operation of the PowerDock charger.


PowerDock_LED_ACCSS8002.png The table below lists the various states of the charging status LED on the PowerDock (ACCSS8002).

Always make sure power is applied to the PowerBlock charger before attempting to determine the battery state.

LED Status
  • The PowerDock is connected to its power source/brick and no battery is present
    • If a battery is placed in the PowerDock and the LED remains green, this is an indication of a faulty battery and should be replaced.
Cyan (Light Blue)
  • Charging complete, state of charge is above 90%
    • If the battery fails to power the Focus Scanner this is an indication of a faulty battery and should be replaced.
    • If the battery powers the Focus Scanner but the runtime of the scanner is greatly reduced, the battery has reached the end of its life span and will need to be replaced. The life span of a battery depends heavily on the way it is maintained. Heavy usage, extreme temperatures, and improper storage can greatly reduce the life span of a battery. Refer to Battery Best Practices and Usage Guidelines at the bottom of this article for more information on how to maximize the life of your batteries.
  • Battery charging, state of charge between 10% and 90%
Flashing Orange
  • Battery charging, state of charge between 5% and 10%
  • Deep Discharged battery or unknown power source
    • If the battery is in a "Deep Discharged" state. Try charging the battery with the PowerDock charger or inside the scanner for an entire day/overnight (minimum of 8hrs). If the battery still will not charge it should be replaced.
    • Verify power supply/power brick being used is the unit supplied with the FARO Scanner. Also verify the connection to the PowerDock and AC wall outlet.
Flashing Red
  • Slow charging, state of charge below 5%

PowerDock Charger Best Practices and Usage Guidelines

  • The PowerDock is very lightweight, be sure to “secure” the PowerDock so that it doesn’t slide or fall. The use of an anti-skid/slip mat or similar material can be used to help secure it on smooth surfaces such as a desktop or countertop.
  • Only use the power supply/power brick supplied with the FARO Scanner to power the PowerDock charger. Use of other power supplies may damage the PowerDock charger or the battery.
  • Do not charge any batteries other than the FARO PowerBlock batteries in the FARO PowerDock charger.
  • Regularly check plug, cord and the charger itself. See Battery Charging and Power Dock Charger Issues with the Focus Laser Scanner for more information. In case of damage, discontinue use immediately.
  • Do not bring metal objects into contact with the charger terminals. The terminals may short circuit and generate heat in this condition.
  • To avoid electrical shock, use the charger and the power supply unit in dry indoor environments only.
  • Do not operate the charger in an environment allowing exposure to moisture, combustible fluids or gases.
  • The charger should be kept in a dry room, out of the reach of children.

Battery Best Practices and Usage Guidelines

  • For best battery performance, an ambient temperature of +5°C (+41°F) to +40°C (+104°F) is recommended. In colder or warmer locations, battery performance and operation time may temporarily decrease.
  • Charge within limits of 0°C (+32°F) and +45°C (+113°F) temperature.
  • Recommended charging temperatures: +10°C (+50°F) to +30°C (+86°F).
  • Discharge within limits of -20°C (-4°F) and 60°C (140°F) temperature.
  • Recommended operating temperatures: +5°C (+41°F) to +40°C (+104°F).
  • Storage temperatures: -20°C (-4°F) to +45°C (+113°F), storage humidity range: 0% to 80%.
  • Insert or remove batteries from the laser scanner in dry and dust-free environments only.
  • Do not use wet or dirty batteries in the FARO Laser Scanner or with the charger.
  • When the FARO Laser Scanner is not in use for a longer period of time, remove the battery.
  • Store in a well-ventilated area. Do not store with metal objects. A short circuit can cause a fire.
  • Charge the battery the day it is to be used or on the day before. A charged battery that is unused, will gradually lose power over time.
  • If the battery becomes exhausted quickly after being fully charged, replace it with a new one.