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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #105 on: June 29, 2017, 03:03:52 PM »
Yes, I know that the comment is not related to USB-C to USB-C.
I am concerned because I am currently using USB-C(MixPre-6) to USB-A(RAVPower 26800 PD) connection.
(In fact, I used the "USB-A to Micro USB(And plug the USB-C adapter into the Micro USB connector)" cable.)
(And I do not even know if there is a proper resistor on this cable.)
This is because the USB-C port of RAVPower is not working.

Thank you for your comments and advice.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/ have made some 4 pin regulated Hirose power adapter prototypes that they say should be up for sale in a few weeks. 


Found on the SD MP3/6 FB forum.

I saw this today. I'm surprised SD haven't come up with a sled that has the Hirose and regulator all built in. Seems a total no brainer. Could even make it with the 8xAA sled and leave space for 4 x AA.....
In fact, anyone can find suitable regulator on ebay, Hirose on ebay, plus some solder skills. What's to lose?

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2017, 10:36:54 AM »
Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger $42

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JIWQPMW

It only has USB-A options but still...

Edit: Use code AKPRIME9 to get it down to $36.99
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2017, 08:51:28 AM »
So what is the smallest external solution? My hopes were to run this for at least 5 - 6 hours using the 4 battery sled and Lithium AA's. With my mics I'm only getting 3 1/2 hours. I guess my options are the 8 battery sled or a small external. So far all the externals listed are larger than the deck. I have the 3. Thanks.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2017, 08:56:15 AM »
The 8 aa isn't that big Imo
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2017, 02:06:45 PM »
Gotham Sound has released this cable for the MixPre's: Hirose to USB-C with a regulator built in.

https://www.gothamsound.com/product/hirose-usb-c-power-cable

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #111 on: July 15, 2017, 12:47:47 PM »
Has anyone found a braided / techflex USB-C to USB-C cable that meets the specs for powering a MixPre-6? I ask because I feel a braided cable will wear better over time.

This braided Anker cable claims to support USB Power Delivery but indicates a USB v2.0: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XYBPMN

This non-braided version (also supporting PD) indicates v3.1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EMIIFCU

I gather the USB version isn't relevant for powering a MixPre. But should not any cable supporting Power Delivery do the job here?

Anyone have experience and/or thoughts to share on these options?
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #112 on: July 16, 2017, 11:17:23 AM »
I have orderer this braided Anker USB-C to USB-C cable. Connects my MixPre-6 with an Anker PowerCore+ 20100 without flaws:

 https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01GMZP2I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #113 on: July 19, 2017, 07:34:09 AM »
I have orderer this braided Anker USB-C to USB-C cable. Connects my MixPre-6 with an Anker PowerCore+ 20100 without flaws:

 https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01GMZP2I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #114 on: July 19, 2017, 08:05:54 AM »
I have orderer this braided Anker USB-C to USB-C cable. Connects my MixPre-6 with an Anker PowerCore+ 20100 without flaws:

 https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01GMZP2I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Amazon USA link for the Anker Powerline+ C to C 2.0 cable (3ft) braided cable.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GMZP2I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use this. While it works no better and no worse than any other usb-c cable, the strain relief is very well implemented.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2017, 09:46:29 AM »
Got a little under 5 1/2 hours with Enelop Pro and 8 battery sled. Happy with that. No need for lithiums.

AKG>Naiant Actives>60V PFA>Mix Pre 3. 24/48. Lights down to 1. Basic mode.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 12:28:35 PM by ts »

 

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