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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2017, 10:42:18 AM »
Thanks for this great resource Ted!

I'm making up a battery supply power cable for the DR-680mkII (I've yet to use the mkII version of the 680 without AC power) and noticed the voltage note in this list:

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Tascam DR-680 / 8-13v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)

I've always powered my MK1 with 9V DVD batteries.  Will those not work with the MKII? Does it require the full 12V? Any one run the MKII successfully on 9V?

I should probably ask in the team 680 thread.  I'll report back here once I find out.
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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2017, 07:44:50 AM »
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)
is what the threadstart says.

Does anyone know what the voltage limits actually are?
The entry for the original 680 says 8-13 V.
And I'm worried that my homebuilt power pack might harm my 680mkII.

Does anyone know for sure?

One is allowed to use 8*1.8V lithium batteries, which makes for 14.4V (actually closer to 15V for a set of brand new lithium batteries (like the Energizer AA cells).

So is it reasonable/safe to assume that a battery pack that could supply a maximum of 12.9V will not damage  a Tascam DR680mkII?

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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2017, 08:25:36 PM »
I'm ordering a new 12V external battery for powering my DR680MkII and came here to check the 680MKII plug size and realized that I'd neglected to report back on 9V powering of the DR680MKII.

My DR680MkII operated fine on my stash of old 9V "DVD batteries" over the past year.  But now that they've grown unreliable, I'm moving to this TalentCell
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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2017, 10:17:18 PM »
Speaking of the Talentcell, I have two of what Gutbucket just bought. Im wondering if anyone could foresee any issues running 3 units off of it at once? Hirose out of sound devices 302>to adapta-tip>splitter> mini-me> into 12v out of talentcell + Marantz pmd-671 out of 9v out of talentcell. Ive been running 12v to mini me and 9v to pmd for a few months with no issues and great runtime. I tried the new set-up this morning and everything powered up fine, although I checked battery life through the leds of the 302 and it showed about 3/4 full on external power, but from my experience with it that's plenty for 3 to 4 hours. Any insight to issues that may arise would be greatly appreciated. Going to test it Friday.

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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #64 on: April 13, 2017, 12:49:13 PM »
The insert which came with the Talentcell indicates the 12V supply is good for loads up to 6 Amps.  You should be okay as long as your total draw is < 6A.

If necessary you could parallel the two batteries and use both simultaneously to increase your run time (halving the amperage draw from each).
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Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2017, 05:27:34 PM »
The insert which came with the Talentcell indicates the 12V supply is good for loads up to 6 Amps.  You should be okay as long as your total draw is < 6A.

If necessary you could parallel the two batteries and use both simultaneously to increase your run time (halving the amperage draw from each).
I was contemplating doing that but I did a lil research today and the draw is under 6v and I also found out the led battery  settings werent what they needed to be in the setup menu. It was set for 18v which would explain the few LEDs off when I powered the whole thing up. Looks like I'm good to go. Just ordered a third one. Found some pics of the Marine charger you made with the cig lighters. That's my project for this weekend.

 

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