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External battery pack for MT2496?
« on: October 10, 2005, 11:18:49 PM »
Does anyone have a design for an external battery to run a Microtrack2496? I thought I saw a post from Nickspicks but couldn't find it in all those pages now up on this unit. Thank you.

BTW-I compared the sound of my V3>JB3 @ 16/48/44.1 Ansr on and off and the V3 set to 24/48 to the MT2496 both digital in and found I liked he sound of the MT2496 much better. I was amazed at the 24 bit difference. Much more full, alive, and open.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 02:08:23 AM »
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005, 02:32:02 AM »
http://www.bixnet.com/usbbatterybox.html

if ya want something more durable, id suggest contacting leegeddy or toddr ;)
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005, 03:01:16 PM »
I bought a Juicebox from Todd. It works great. He even made me a custom box, that powers my JB3 and my MT, from my Walmart battery. 1 input 2 outputs.
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005, 07:36:22 PM »
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 08:05:58 PM »
another one

http://www.dealsonic.com/usbbapabapof.html


I used that one, and I got it from compactimpact.com. Works pretty well, but I found it a tad too big.

Anyone try this one yet? http://www.gpscity.com/item-gps-city-usb-power-pack/batusbpower.htm
It looks pretty slim! Most importantly, would this even work? The pack says it puts out 6v when i'm guessing the MT only takes 5v.

I'm trying to get as much time as possible using phantom power, since I don't think the 2:40-2:50ish times i've been seeing in tests will be enough.

Edit: I remember someone linking to this one too that uses AAA batteries http://www.pearl.de/pearl.jsp?redir=yes&screenX=1280&screenY=1024 . That would be awesome if they shipped to the US... or if there happened to be a local place that sold them. I think I like the shape of this one the most.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2005, 07:14:03 AM by fuzn »
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 11:07:38 AM »
http://www.bixnet.com/usbbatterybox.html

if ya want something more durable, id suggest contacting leegeddy or toddr ;)

I bought this one cuz it was cheap. The only thing I don't like about it is that the usb connector sticks out at a 90 degree angle making it a little awkward to deal with. Other than that, with the MT fully charged, I've been getting at least 7 hours of life out of the unit using cheap Energizer rechargeable (2500 mah) batteries recording 24/48, microdrive 4gb through s/pdif. I haven't had the chance to see what I can max it out at yet.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 12:32:39 PM »
I got 2 of these, although from a different company. I'll echo whats been said. The USB plug is 90 degrees which kinda sucks, but I can deal with that. I haven't run any tests yet, but I bought 24 Energizer Lithiums on eBay for dirt cheap. I'm guessing I should get 8-10 hours with a Microdrive at 24/48 with a full MT charge and using this battery pack.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005, 01:08:16 PM »
The fix for the right angle problem is a retractable flexible USB cable.  I got the one below from Chris at Sound Progessionals, it is far easier to run a compact rig with this than with a standard cable.

I will try 2500 mAh rechargeable Energizers, the Lenmar ones I tied punked out very fast, I thought this was a voltage drop issue but maybe I just had a bad set.  I have gotten over 6 hours total using a fully charged MT and Pure Energy alkeline rechargeables, and of course even better with lithium AAs.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2005, 08:11:12 AM »
I bought a Juicebox from Todd. It works great. He even made me a custom box, that powers my JB3 and my MT, from my Walmart battery. 1 input 2 outputs.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2005, 11:27:04 AM »
Sent it all out yesterday, Mark.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2005, 04:47:03 PM »
Anyone have one of these:

http://www.digital-camera-battery.net/universal-battery.htm

and know of a way to get it to do usb? What connectors could I buy for this? Don't have a MT yet but I just wanted to see.
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2005, 01:14:30 PM »
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