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Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:58:13 AM »
Just crunched the numbers on how much I've spent on alkaline batteries over the last year and I'm going broke. Someone at Wanne suggested the Ankers, and I know the Naztech is another viable option. Any suggestions/experiences prior to making a purchase? I'm powering a Marantz 661.
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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 10:36:38 AM »
I really like my Naztech; it is a real nice battery.  I use it to power my DR-680, and it provides hours upon hours of power.  It comes with a plethora tips, so no additional cable work was needed.  Additionally, it has different voltage settings, i.e.: 9v, 12v, etc.  In theory (with a Hirose cable from Ted), I could use it to power my SD MixPre as well.

I have no knowledge of the Marantz recorder, so I can't speak to that.

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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 11:25:14 AM »
I use a small USB battery to power my 661 however I don't use 48P because I use a MixPre-D. I just ordered a small USB meter to check the draw with digital in and I will also check 48P. In another thread it was mentioned with 48P and AKG it drew about 2.5 watts so figure from there.

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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 11:49:36 AM »
Thanks fellas. Anyone else?
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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 12:02:08 PM »
If it takes 5V then probably any of these newer 5V USB batteries would do the job...just need the right cable/tip
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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 01:04:10 PM »
You read my mind. Thank you.
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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 03:53:42 PM »
OK, so here's some numbers for you.  The specs on the Anker Astro at 25600mah...it only runs at 5V so obviously thats 25600mah @ 5V...which is 108 Watt Hours.  The Naztech PB15000 is 55.5 Watt Hours.

I looked on amazon and it looks to me like they're about the same price, so the decision you have is whether you want a battery with twice the capacity at a fixed voltage, or a battery with a variable voltage with half the capacity. 

I don't know what the 661 draws, but FWIW 55.5 Watt Hours is not a small battery (I bet you'd get at least ten hours of run time), but that Anker Astro is a monster of a battey.

I have two of the Naztechs and love them, but if your only use is 5V and don't need a variable voltage battery, the decision is a no brainer.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 03:57:11 PM by tonedeaf »

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Re: Naztech PB15000 vs. Anker Astro E7 25600mAh for 661
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 12:00:47 AM »
I use this cable

http://www.bixpower.com/product-p/cab-z4kit3.htm

Got mine custom from ted (tgakidis) for $25 shipped. No adapters and custom built for you by a taper - recommended
It does come with a usb cable and adapters but it's only a few inches long ( bound to become an issue sooner or later). Ted's is 18 inches.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2016, 09:52:41 AM by MBHOTAPER »

 

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