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Portable vs. Battery-Powered High Voltage Amplifiers

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

High voltage electronics products from Artimus Robotics feature high voltage amplifiers with integrated high voltage power supplies. These integrated power sources can utilize rechargeable batteries to offer completely untethered portability for mobile applications.

Many high voltage electronics products advertise “portable” as a benefit but these often still require a wall adapter power source to operate. This definition of “portable” to mean “can be moved between uses but must be plugged in to operate” is not useful to the many mobile applications that need untethered electronics. High voltage electronics products from Artimus Robotics all meet this definition of portable and many of the lower power models use a rechargeable battery as a power source. This battery power allows mobile applications to operate completely untethered. A battery-powered, compact and lightweight, and lower cost than a lab scale benchtop high voltage power supply is beneficial to not only electroactive polymers applications like dielectric elastomers and HASELs, but also to other electrostatic-based applications such as electrolaminates, electropneumatics, electrohydrodynamics, electrostatic chucks, piezoelectrics, electrophotography, electrospinning, electrophoresis, electrorheology, electrostatic flocking, corona charging, MEMS, mass spectrometry, electron beam steering, and ion beam steering. For these applications and many others, Artimus Robotics offers a turnkey high voltage amplifier with an integrated control module and can also include an integrated rechargeable battery for fully untethered operation.

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About Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics designs and manufactures soft electric actuators and high voltage control electronics. The technology was inspired by nature (muscles) and spun out of the University of Colorado. HASEL (Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing ELectrostatic) actuator technology operates when electrostatic forces are applied to a flexible polymer pouch and dielectric liquid to drive shape change in a soft structure. These principles can be applied to achieve a contracting motion, expanding motion, or other complex deformations. For more information, please visit Artimus Robotics or contact

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