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Offline jonk

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Hey folks,

I came across this forum because of a number of older posts found about the Apogee Minime. I bought one used and it sounds pretty darn good. Just looking for a battery pack. Being the Minime is an older unit nowadays, I wonder if there might be some newer options for batteries that haven't been discussed earlier?

Is there any reason not to use something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brand-Super-Power-DC-12V-Portable-6800mAh-Li-ion-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-/361097965880?hash=item54131db138:g:XR0AAOSwll1WzA4F

I'm not as much a taper of live shows as I am into recording my own music and/or ambient outdoor soundscapes.

So, I don't need say 12 steady hours or anything. I suppose if I was worried about the end of a battery's cycle/charge, I could strap a multimeter across it and see what voltage it's at. A lot of talk about on/off switches on here. I get it, they might get bumped and ruin a recording during a show or something. I don't really care about the switch, but that battery above doesn't have one anyway. Is there something else to look out for? (I'm very handy at soldering and DIY'ing things) I'll get the polarity correct.

I guess this post is mostly to solicit questions or opinions I'm not thinking of. Seems like those ebay cheapies are a pretty good deal?
What is this Wally World battery I keep hearing people mention? Anybody have a link?

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That should work. The only thing you might have to modify is the plug, and if you have a soldering iron, it's just a simple job of cutting off the plug and soldering on the new one or an adapta-plug female.

The Wally World battery is a nick name for portable DVD batteries that were sold by WalMart a while ago to power portable DVD players, which have since been replaced by iPhones and the 5V batteries.

They kind of look like this except they were cheaper:

http://www.amazon.com/PowerSmart%C2%AE-6600mAh-Universal-Portable-External/dp/B00B992CES



Hey folks,

I came across this forum because of a number of older posts found about the Apogee Minime. I bought one used and it sounds pretty darn good. Just looking for a battery pack. Being the Minime is an older unit nowadays, I wonder if there might be some newer options for batteries that haven't been discussed earlier?

Is there any reason not to use something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brand-Super-Power-DC-12V-Portable-6800mAh-Li-ion-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-/361097965880?hash=item54131db138:g:XR0AAOSwll1WzA4F

I'm not as much a taper of live shows as I am into recording my own music and/or ambient outdoor soundscapes.

So, I don't need say 12 steady hours or anything. I suppose if I was worried about the end of a battery's cycle/charge, I could strap a multimeter across it and see what voltage it's at. A lot of talk about on/off switches on here. I get it, they might get bumped and ruin a recording during a show or something. I don't really care about the switch, but that battery above doesn't have one anyway. Is there something else to look out for? (I'm very handy at soldering and DIY'ing things) I'll get the polarity correct.

I guess this post is mostly to solicit questions or opinions I'm not thinking of. Seems like those ebay cheapies are a pretty good deal?
What is this Wally World battery I keep hearing people mention? Anybody have a link?
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Hey folks,

I came across this forum because of a number of older posts found about the Apogee Minime. I bought one used and it sounds pretty darn good. Just looking for a battery pack. Being the Minime is an older unit nowadays, I wonder if there might be some newer options for batteries that haven't been discussed earlier?

Is there any reason not to use something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brand-Super-Power-DC-12V-Portable-6800mAh-Li-ion-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-/361097965880?hash=item54131db138:g:XR0AAOSwll1WzA4F

I'm not as much a taper of live shows as I am into recording my own music and/or ambient outdoor soundscapes.

So, I don't need say 12 steady hours or anything. I suppose if I was worried about the end of a battery's cycle/charge, I could strap a multimeter across it and see what voltage it's at. A lot of talk about on/off switches on here. I get it, they might get bumped and ruin a recording during a show or something. I don't really care about the switch, but that battery above doesn't have one anyway. Is there something else to look out for? (I'm very handy at soldering and DIY'ing things) I'll get the polarity correct.

I guess this post is mostly to solicit questions or opinions I'm not thinking of. Seems like those ebay cheapies are a pretty good deal?
What is this Wally World battery I keep hearing people mention? Anybody have a link?
Amazon has the naztech pb15000 on sale for $56.49 free shipping. You can power your apogee mm from the dc out and a deck from the USB5 volt output (ted has a list of decks that can run off a USB 5V). 1 battery to charge both your deck and pre is useful in the field and less crap to carry. The link and a discussion is on the 3rd party/eBay sales forum and some discussion about the battery. These bats usually go for $100 or more - this is a really good deal. It also comes with a DC cable with adapters that fit the apogee mm and has a USB cable with adapters for your deck (short though so you want one of Ted's custom USB cables-18 inches).
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Hey folks,

I came across this forum because of a number of older posts found about the Apogee Minime. I bought one used and it sounds pretty darn good. Just looking for a battery pack. Being the Minime is an older unit nowadays, I wonder if there might be some newer options for batteries that haven't been discussed earlier?

Is there any reason not to use something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brand-Super-Power-DC-12V-Portable-6800mAh-Li-ion-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-/361097965880?hash=item54131db138:g:XR0AAOSwll1WzA4F

I'm not as much a taper of live shows as I am into recording my own music and/or ambient outdoor soundscapes.

So, I don't need say 12 steady hours or anything. I suppose if I was worried about the end of a battery's cycle/charge, I could strap a multimeter across it and see what voltage it's at. A lot of talk about on/off switches on here. I get it, they might get bumped and ruin a recording during a show or something. I don't really care about the switch, but that battery above doesn't have one anyway. Is there something else to look out for? (I'm very handy at soldering and DIY'ing things) I'll get the polarity correct.

I guess this post is mostly to solicit questions or opinions I'm not thinking of. Seems like those ebay cheapies are a pretty good deal?
What is this Wally World battery I keep hearing people mention? Anybody have a link?


That should work good! However, Ive ALWAYS been a bit picky about my chargers! I have a badass Tenergy TB6B charger that I got for $55.00! Anyway, you can charge ANY batteries with it, and can cycle them, etc, and really maintain your batteries so they work when you most need them to ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Combo-Special-Tenergy-Balance-Charger/dp/B00466PKE0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01

You can charge the battery you linked with this charger without changing/soldering anything! Just hook up the alligator clips to the open two leads on the charger dongle and the battery to the connector on the alligator clips and BAM, good to go 8) I can charge SLA/NICD/NIMH/Lithium[all 3 kinds] with this charger!
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Schoeps MK4's | MK41's ->
Schoeps | NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Schoeps VMS 02IB | Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby | GakCable XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 | Tascam DR-70D ->
128gb | 64gb SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC-I

http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/diskobean | http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/Bean420 | http://bt.etree.org/mytorrents.php

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Great! Thanks for all the info guys. Much appreciated.

 

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