How Can I Provide Power via PS/2 to a Scanner that Is Attached to a Portable RS-232 Host?

Article ID: 70002954

Question


 

How Can I Provide Power via PS/2 to a Scanner that Is Attached to a Portable RS-232 Host?

Facts


 

LS1004, LS2208, DS3408, LS3408FZ, LS3408ER, LS4004, LS4008I, DS6607, DS6608, LS7708, LS9100, LS9208

Answer


 

For some Zebra scanners that will be attached to a portable RS-232 host, using an external power supply is not always feasible.   In this case cable 25-39805-01R, which pulls power from an available PS/2 port may be a viable solution to power the scanner.

  1. Ensure the voltage and current provided by the host port meet the voltage and current requirements of the scanner.
  2. Plug the 25-39805-01 mini din connector into an available PS/2 port.
  3. Plug the mini plug portion of the cable into the power jack of the RS-232 or Synapse cable.


Most portable host devices have the unused PS/2 port disabled as a power saving feature.  Consult manufacturer documentation for host device about enabling this port.

Note:
The 25-39805-01 has been discontinued with no replacement; a custom cable would be required.  Contact your Zebra Sales representative for assistance completing a Custom Product Request form.