Chapter 1: Introduction
The HX3 is a small, lightweight mobile computer designed to be worn on a person's arm or waist. An optional HX3 desktop
cradle is available to:
secure the HX3 with or without a rubber boot,
recharge a tethered HX3 battery and a spare battery (both locations accept Standard and Extended batteries),
provide storage for the tethered Ring Scanner when the HX3 is docked,
and enable serial communication with USB devices (host, client, and other USB cabled devices).
The HX3 cradle is available with or without a power cord. If ordered without a power cord, a C14 style power cord is required.
Communications cables for the HX3 are available separately.
HX3 keypad data entries can be mixed with ring scanner bar code data entries while the HX3 is docked in the cradle.
Using an external power supply, the HX2 cradle recharges Standard batteries in approximately 4 hours (8 hours for the
Extended battery). The HX3 does not need to be docked in the cradle during a spare battery charging process.
Tethered battery recharging is performed using one of the battery bays located behind a docked HX3. The tethered battery can
remain tethered to the HX3 while the HX3 is docked.
The HX3 can be either On or in Suspend Mode while in the cradle. Power must be applied to the cradle before any battery bay
or docking bay charging can commence.
Wireless host/client communications can occur when the cradle is receiving external power and the HX3 is docked in a
powered cradle. Wireless functions draw power from external power when the HX3 is docked. Cradle communication and
power cables are available from Honeywell.
As soon as the HX3 is docked in a powered cradle, power connection between the tethered battery and the HX3 stops. The
HX3 is now receiving power through the powered cradle connector. The HX3 backup battery starts trickle-charging. If the
tethered battery is placed in a charging bay, the tethered battery starts re-charging.
The HX2 cradle is not certified for use in Hazardous Locations.
After the HX3 is secured in a cradle, refer to the HX3 Reference Guide for instruction when using your HX3.
The HX3 Voice mobile device can be docked in the HX2 labeled Cradle. The HX3 tethered battery can be recharged in
a powered HX2 labeled Cradle battery charging pocket.
About This Guide
This HX3 Cradle Reference Guide provides instruction for the end-user, installer or system administrator to follow when setting
up or using an HX3 cradle.