Faro Batteries charging problem

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Faro Batteries charging problem

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Hello guys,
I have a Focus S70 with 2 batteries and original charger for 2 years. When I charge the batteries, I get blinking blue and orange lights. What can be the issue? And where can I buy new batteries online?

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https://knowledge.faro.com/Hardware/Foc ... er_Scanner

You can buy them at your local faro dealer or Laserscanning Europe...
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Might help you - Batteries in a "Deep Discharged" state can take up to 26 hours to come out of their “Deep Discharge”, (plus additional hours for final charging). It’s recommended to charge deeply discharged batteries for 36 hours to be at full charge again. If the battery still will not charge it should be replaced.
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In some cases you can put battery into the scanner, and connect the charger to the scanner. I "saved" one of my battery that way...
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I know absolutely nothing about FARO batteries. What I have not been able to figure out is why users of FARO scanners have continued to discuss the problems they have with FARO batteries on the LSF. It appears that FARO has two methods of connecting external batteries to their FARO devices: (1) using a car battery interface; and (2) a LEMO connector as described on a LSF thread below, similar to what I have done with the Riegl VZ600i.

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FARO CAR BATTERY INTERFACE.jpg

Using one of the two interfaces, a connection to a D-TAP connector for a v-mount battery should be only two wires, such as the NavVIS BOBOB V-MOUNT shown below


BEBOB NAVVIS V-MOUNT BATTERY.jpg

It should take a few minutes with a D-TAP connector. Maybe it is the price of the v-mount batteries (probably similar in cost to the FARO batteries?), but we have been using our batteries for at least 4 years, especially if you drop them onto concrete from 5 feet above the ground.

SPECS
98Wh, 10A, 14.4V, replaceable internal Li-Ion cells
wt=1.3 lbs/0.6kg this weighs nothing on a tripod with V-Mount Clip
D-TAP battery charger =US$39.00

Hopefully, some sharp people like Massimo and Jonathan will figure it out for the rest of the FARO users who have not escaped from their FARO batteries.

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