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« on: October 01, 2012, 05:36:31 PM »

Has anyone ever have or had their setup were the scanner was power by the computer power supply?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 07:57:56 AM »

Has anyone ever have or had their setup were the scanner was power by the computer power supply?

We have a couple of these...the computer has 12V available inside and can supply power to more than a few scanners.  We have around 8 on one computer in one installation.  It's a more economical way to go since the computer needs to always be up anyway.  Just be sure to use a voltmeter and make sure you have the proper +12V and ground wires - and bring them out (drill a hole if you need to) through a rubber grommet.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 08:35:17 PM »

Fusing each of the scanner power lines individually wouldn't hurt either, and would insure that a short in one wouldn't wipe out the whole set-up.  wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »

My hand-held scanner has a USB power inlet, so I just have that plugged directly into the computer feeding my audio and never have to worry about it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 12:50:20 AM »

Having a common ground to avoid ground loops is never a bad thing for the audio quality, either. Wink
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