Battery decisions for mobile robots are critical for achieving power autonomy, but they can be complex:
· How much capacity is needed?
· Where can I put the battery?
· What is the best charge method?
In this session, attendees will learn the answers to these questions and more. Detailed information for designers who need reliable portable power for mobile robots will be provided. Additional topics covered include system considerations such as non-motive loads, battery placement issues, and how to design for re-generative braking charging. Also discussed will be wired and wireless charging pros and cons, plus the trade-offs between short, quick charging and once-per-shift charging methodologies.