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FAQ# 2284: My scanner's charging cradle didn't come with a power supply! What's the deal?

Question

My scanner's charging cradle didn't come with a power supply! What's the deal?

Answer

Don't panic! In many cases, your cradle can be powered through a USB connection alone. If you purchased a charging/communication cradle that uses a USB interface, it often won't come with a power supply since the USB cable will provide enough power to charge the scanner. This is a different story however if you are using a serial (RS232) or keyboard wedge interface for your charging/communications cradle. If you are using one of these, you will need to have a separate power supply to provide power to the scanner. The full kits for these types of cradles will often come with the necessary power supply.

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