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Offline Charlie Miller

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V2 Battery Options
« on: December 05, 2016, 11:38:10 AM »
I convinced my friend to sell me one of his V2's. He has the AC power plug for it, but does not have any battery for me

What are my options for powering the unit?

Also, is $600 a good price for a great working V2?
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 11:54:34 AM »
The Naztech PB1500 is the most readily available reliable battery out there right now and seems to be the go to battery for tapers (at least I make a lot of cables for this battery)
https://www.amazon.com/Naztech-PB15000-Universal-Charger-Extended/dp/B007URKIGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480956755&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=naztech+pb+15000

$600 is a fair price for the V2 as of late, maybe on the high end, but fair in my mind.
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 11:57:24 AM »
The Naztech PB1500 is the most readily available reliable battery out there right now and seems to be the go to battery for tapers (at least I make a lot of cables for this battery)
https://www.amazon.com/Naztech-PB15000-Universal-Charger-Extended/dp/B007URKIGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480956755&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=naztech+pb+15000

$600 is a fair price for the V2 as of late, maybe on the high end, but fair in my mind.

Thanks Ted. Will I need you to make me a cable? If so, how much?
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 12:03:54 PM »
The Naztech PB1500 is the most readily available reliable battery out there right now and seems to be the go to battery for tapers (at least I make a lot of cables for this battery)
https://www.amazon.com/Naztech-PB15000-Universal-Charger-Extended/dp/B007URKIGC/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480956755&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=naztech+pb+15000

$600 is a fair price for the V2 as of late, maybe on the high end, but fair in my mind.

Thanks Ted. Will I need you to make me a cable? If so, how much?

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 12:19:12 PM »
wouldn't the sd 744 battery with sled option previously mentioned for a v3 also work on a v2?  see http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=178778.0


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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 12:31:07 PM »
wouldn't the sd 744 battery with sled option previously mentioned for a v3 also work on a v2?  see http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=178778.0

yes.  Any 6-12v battery will power the V2.

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 01:08:39 PM »
On TS, it seems that V2's have gone anywhere from 400-600 within the past few years. 
If you can find em, I still prefer the 9v DVD "wally world" batteries for anything that can take 9v....  which includes the V2. 
V2's never go outta style!  Nice find man!! 
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 10:55:11 PM »
I contacted Grace Designs about getting the deck tested, cleaned, etc. The said for $125 they will test and clean the unit, and replace any parts needed. Not a bad deal.
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 12:15:56 AM »
I had my v2 sent to Grace for the checkup, thought it was worth it for the reassurance.

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 06:17:54 AM »
Also fellas, I used to power my [6v] V2's/V3's with 7.2v NIMH RC Batteries in the past too! Always powered them reliably, and now I use 9.6v NIMH RC Batteries to power my Schoeps VMS02IB Preamp reliably, as well :) So don't forget about NIMH RC packs as a good powering source. I upgraded the Tamiya connectors on my current 9.6v NIMH RC packs very recently, to those newer/sturdier 5.5mmx2.1mm Male/Female Connectors! I feel much more comfortable about those since upgrading, because I've had the shitty Tamiya's fail on me at shows MORE than once in the past :P So I'm REALLY happy about being done with the Tamiya connectors ;D

And IMO, $125 to do a FULL checkup and repair for a V2 seems VERY fair to me too! Grace has always been a standup company though! I've been trying to get one of my older taper phriends to sell me his V2 cheap too, since he hasn't used it in like 10+ years. I'm still chipping away at him every chance that I get though lol ;D I saw someone sell a V2 on TS.com recently for like $300-$400. I was F'N blown away by that! That's certainly the cheapest I've ever seen one go for on ts.com FWIW :) Someone got an AMAZING deal that day haha! I remember trading a Sonosax SXM2 for a V2 around Christmas 2006, so that would've made the V2 worth around $750-$800 even back then. My buddy's V2 whom I'm trying to buy it from, bought his V2 NEW from Sonic Sense way back in the day, and he told me he paid like $1,200-$1,500 NEW for it back then. That's why he's having such a hard time selling it to me for around $500-$600, so I totally understand. But he's also got to understand that is how much they're selling for now. Same with his Apogee 1K and Tascam DAP1 back then. They were all around like $1,500/NEW back then! Hell, after I got the Optical Mod for my V3 back in the day, I had OVER $1,500 into it, and OVER $2,600 into my SD 722 in 2006 :P

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 01:56:20 PM »
Larry Narachi is selling his V2, V3, AD2K, and full array of Schoeps caps

Contact me for his contact info
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »
It looks like the Natech PB15000 I bought (new) isn't strong enough to get 3 hours out of my V2. I went to buy a second and they're sold out everywhere, unless you want to pay double for it. Does anyone have any easy other battery solutions? I'm not looking to get anything big and bulky, otherwise I'd probably just not use the V2.


thanks

Edit:

Would this work?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YP823NA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yRNVzbTQQW909

or this

https://www.amazon.com/50000mAh-TSSUCCESS-Portable-charging-External/dp/B06ZZXBXKX/ref=pd_sim_147_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=E1VA2ZGW2VTR3XCQB9XX
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 05:14:03 PM by Charlie Miller »
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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 11:18:01 AM »
Curious myself. I still have 4 9V DVD batteries, but they are old. Still getting around 5 1/2 hours per battery. Wasn't someone cracking these open and replacing cells?

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 03:51:14 PM »
Wasn't someone cracking these open and replacing cells?

Yes, but he no longer does so.

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Re: V2 Battery Options
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 08:13:54 AM »
One of Team NC's members had a few of these in his bag for Schoeps pre- Mytek ADC - Marantz recorder. They are compact for the Watt Hours they put out.

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