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Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:14:46 AM »
I just picked up one of these and haven't used it in the field yet.  Anyone used for recordings while simultaneously using it to provide phantom power to external mics?  If so, what kind of battery life can I expect?  Thanks so much! -a
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
If open taping you can use an external battery.  I don't remember the tip size.  There is a video on youtube where the guy has a link to the cable.
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 11:59:01 AM »
It runs off of 2 NiMH AA's.  I'm assuming that won't last long enough to get through an entire ~3hr concert?
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 04:16:19 PM »
What is a good cheap external battery I could use? Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
Looks like you could use an inexpensive USB battery with the right cable

https://www.amazon.com/USB-power-cable-Zoom-Recorder/dp/B00GC1HIF6
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:10:15 PM »
That cord would work Great! Any suggestions for a cheap battery? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 11:06:14 AM »
That cord would work Great! Any suggestions for a cheap battery? Thanks in advance!
There are dozens to choose from, but here is a pretty inexpensive one that should power your zoom for more than you'll need:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHFLRPN/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B06XHFLRPN&pd_rd_wg=BE58s&pd_rd_r=R82QGK2JF5Z948G8CJAW&pd_rd_w=NeVhT&keywords=external%205v%20battery
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Re: Zoom H4N Battery Life?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 02:46:26 PM »
Thanks everyone!
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