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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2017, 05:52:31 PM »
and no longer even run the AA tray at all.

When I'm powering from USB, I'd like to ditch the AA tray as well, but I'm worried about dirt and dust getting into the SD card slot.

Personally, I would not do that just in case something fails.

That's true. It does provide emergency back-up.

I leave the AA sled attached, but empty, to protect the SD card and allow the recorder to sit well in my bag.

I never turn my machine off (or even stop the recording) during the show, even at setbreak.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #136 on: September 12, 2017, 05:18:14 PM »
Is there a thread on what everyone's doing for AC power option? All I can seem to find around the net is the SD MX Charge solution. Surely there is another, less expensive option for power the MixPro-6 from the wall outlet.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #137 on: September 12, 2017, 09:54:36 PM »
Is there a thread on what everyone's doing for AC power option? All I can seem to find around the net is the SD MX Charge solution. Surely there is another, less expensive option for power the MixPro-6 from the wall outlet.

I've been using this:

https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Samsung-Microsoft-Supported-Devices/dp/B01MFCGR0C/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505267323&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=USB-C+Wall+Charger%2C+Volutz+27W

and this:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGKZ1VA/ref=twister_B06W2PMP6C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

No problems so far.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #138 on: September 27, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
I got a couple of there HyperGear batteries for a song and have been using them with great success. Around 7 hours on a single charge and the red/black version can be had for $23 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYUDAN4?ref_=pfb_29fjld6id8h4dnhiae7j64kjk55k&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O5-T1-HI-4DCJUB&th=1
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #139 on: October 04, 2017, 04:07:56 PM »
Anyone have any problem using the USB port on a Naztech 15000?  I need a backup for this weekend at Hardly Strictly.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #140 on: October 04, 2017, 04:09:35 PM »
I can confirm it works but it will give you the low power icon.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #141 on: October 20, 2017, 07:05:01 PM »
Would any of the smaller Anker batteries work? They seem to be about half the size of the SD recommended one, but all seem to require a usb-a to usb-c cable. I don’t care about getting 20+ hours, just looking for a smaller solution for low pro stuff. 6 - 7 hours would be fine.

https://www.anker.com/products/variant/PowerCore%2B-13400mAh/A1316011

Edit: this battery gives orange power icon with usb a to c cable. Yea, i know. Should have read the whole thread. ::)
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2017, 04:35:05 PM »
I got a couple of there HyperGear batteries for a song and have been using them with great success. Around 7 hours on a single charge and the red/black version can be had for $23 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYUDAN4?ref_=pfb_29fjld6id8h4dnhiae7j64kjk55k&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O5-T1-HI-4DCJUB&th=1

Great battery. Got about 7 1/2 hours. 2 channel. Lights and LED’s down to 1. Nice small size. Using it with a 1 foot cable. Very happy. :yahoo:

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #143 on: November 08, 2017, 07:20:56 PM »
I got a couple of there HyperGear batteries for a song and have been using them with great success. Around 7 hours on a single charge and the red/black version can be had for $23 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYUDAN4?ref_=pfb_29fjld6id8h4dnhiae7j64kjk55k&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O5-T1-HI-4DCJUB&th=1

Great battery. Got about 7 1/2 hours. 2 channel. Lights and LED’s down to 1. Nice small size. Using it with a 1 foot cable. Very happy. :yahoo:

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #144 on: November 13, 2017, 05:12:22 PM »
I got a couple of there HyperGear batteries for a song and have been using them with great success. Around 7 hours on a single charge and the red/black version can be had for $23 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYUDAN4?ref_=pfb_29fjld6id8h4dnhiae7j64kjk55k&tag=hydfbook0e-20&ascsubtag=pfb-P01-V01-O5-T1-HI-4DCJUB&th=1

Great battery. Got about 7 1/2 hours. 2 channel. Lights and LED’s down to 1. Nice small size. Using it with a 1 foot cable. Very happy. :yahoo:

Just got one today and love the size!  Got the right angle c > c posted a while back and they show green on the mp6.  I have an Anker PowerCore+ 26800 which is great but it's big, heavy and overkill except for once or twice a year.

Has anyone run 4 channel with these?  Not way for me to really test that at home.  I don't have 2 sets of mics so any 4 channel will be mics on 1&2 and sbd on 3&4.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #145 on: November 13, 2017, 05:27:46 PM »
I don't think the number of channels really has impact on run time. The recorder, in my experience, uses the same amount of power whether in standby or being utilized to it's full capacity (recording on every available channel plus the mix). Hoping others can chine in with their thoughts/experiences.   

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #146 on: November 13, 2017, 05:31:03 PM »
sounds logical though I could see if running phantom on all it drawing more.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #147 on: November 13, 2017, 05:32:54 PM »
BTW, my Anker usb-c battery died and was the cause of a failure for me on Saturday. The battery charged as normal and seemed fine before the show. It shorted at some point and wouldn't charge/respond to anything afterwards. Amazon is giving me a credit and told me to recycle it. Not knocking the Anker but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #148 on: November 14, 2017, 12:24:07 AM »
BTW, my Anker usb-c battery died and was the cause of a failure for me on Saturday. The battery charged as normal and seemed fine before the show. It shorted at some point and wouldn't charge/respond to anything afterwards. Amazon is giving me a credit and told me to recycle it. Not knocking the Anker but I thought it was worth mentioning.

Good to know. Is this the one SD recommended?

Did you have the AA sled running and if so did you end up running the AA's all they way down? More details would be appreciated.

I always have a boat load of AA's as a backup, but they won't cut it for really long sets.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #149 on: November 14, 2017, 09:33:55 AM »
Yes, it is the one that SD recommend. I was running the AA batteries but had the recording ready (powered on) about 30 minutes before the band came on. I got a little less than 45 minutes of the main set, which tells me the Anker never turned on, even after I pushed the button. My cable works fine with other usb-c batteries and the recorder has no issues running off other external batteries...the Anker just seems to be bricked.

 

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