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USB-C port

The USB symbol on the casing indicates the position of the female USB-C port. The Hapticlabs Satellite will communicate through this port to your computer and Hapticlabs Studio. Connect a USB cable to this port and to a USB-A or a USB-C port on your computer of your computer. A yellow LED on the Hapticlabs Satellite will light up once the satellite receives power.

It is possible to power the Hapticlabs Satellite through the USB-C port even without communication to Hapticlabs Studio, e.g. by connecting it to a powerbank. In this case, you can still play backtracks that you previously saved to the Hapticlabs Satellite by using the touch sensor or the external triggers.

Depending on the actuators and used settings, the Satellite can draw up to 600 mA from a USB connection (5 V) on full power. Choose a USB port that can supply enough power.


Next to the USB-C port, labeled with a battery symbol, there is a battery port. Here, you can connect a 3,7V LiPo Battery to power the satellite. While the satellite is connected to a power source through USB-C, the battery will be charged.

Only use LiPo-Batteries with charge protection included. If a battery without charge protection is used, it can suffer permanent damage and become unusable.

Always make sure to connect the battery with the correct polarity!

When powering the Hapticlabs Satellite from a battery without any connection to Hapticlabs Studio, you can still playback tracks that you previously saved to the Hapticlabs Satellite by using the touch sensor or the external triggers.

Electrical specifications

Specifications can be found within the datasheet. Reach out for more info.


The Hapticlabs Satellite comes with a semi-clear plastic casing. It is possible to remove this casing to expose the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Use a flathead screwdriver to enter the opening on the side of the satellite to unlock the case parts. Only use minimal force to prevent damaging the case.

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