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Field Powering PSP-2?
« on: August 21, 2016, 04:38:51 PM »
I just scored one.   :yahoo:

Any tips on remote power?  I have DVD batteries and a Naztech15000. 

What is the input voltage range ?
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 04:59:24 PM »
5v to 9v external.

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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 05:10:25 PM »
Not sure I trust the Naztech now. 

I just discovered that it introduced noise onto 2 days worth of CCM4 > Sonosax recordings while powering the Sax.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 10:19:12 PM »
Not sure I trust the Naztech now. 

I just discovered that it introduced noise onto 2 days worth of CCM4 > Sonosax recordings while powering the Sax.

How can DC voltage cause noise? Are you sure it's not the Sonosax? You said it was fine at 12v?!
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 08:47:49 AM »
I've always used an external 9v DVD battery to power mine.

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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 09:21:57 AM »
How can DC voltage cause noise? Are you sure it's not the Sonosax? You said it was fine at 12v?!

I've never seen it before either.  I would say that it might be the Sax as it ran fine on day 3 with internals but I ran it at 12v for Jeff Austin last week and it was fine.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 02:54:38 PM »
I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 03:13:04 PM »
The PSP2 is very easy to power! They take 5V, 500 mA, so it is compatible with these cell phone charger batteries that are ubiquitous. You need a USB > plug cable, and you can go to Radioshack to get an adaptaplug cable with the appropriate plug.

I usually put in the 6 AA batteries, then plug in the external. I've never had a situation where I ran out of the external, but in case I do, it will switch to the internals.


I just scored one.   :yahoo:

Any tips on remote power?  I have DVD batteries and a Naztech15000. 

What is the input voltage range ?
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 11:09:49 AM »
Not sure I trust the Naztech now. 

I just discovered that it introduced noise onto 2 days worth of CCM4 > Sonosax recordings while powering the Sax.

How can DC voltage cause noise? Are you sure it's not the Sonosax? You said it was fine at 12v?!

A lot of the dc power solutions use voltage regulators to adjust their cells' native voltage to the required output voltage -- dc voltage regulators can create noise.  This is why the Oade M148 uses 8x 6volt SLAs in series to create a 48volt powersource to provide clean phantom power.   

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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 12:33:14 PM »
I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

works great for PSP-3 too.
if you can find em, grab em...  it gets harder every day though.  9v DVD batteries are still my favorite battery for anything that needs 9v worth of power.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 12:55:34 PM »
I love the DVD batteries and I have 5 of them still going strong.  I have used them to power both my R-44 and the V3 for YEARS.

Now that I know the PSP-2 runs on 5v I will see if I can find a USB to RS Adaptaplug for the PSP-2.  That way I can power the PSP-2 from the 5v USB and the Sonosax from the 12v DC out.  I giggle little at the potential for a single battery option for both pres.   :guitarist:

I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

works great for PSP-3 too.
if you can find em, grab em...  it gets harder every day though.  9v DVD batteries are still my favorite battery for anything that needs 9v worth of power.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 12:57:12 PM »
I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

Are you sure that it only takes 500mA?  I just made a 5v USB cable using adaptaplug tip M, - on ring and + on tip.  I tested it with my multimeter and got 5v clean.  However it won't power up the PSP-2.  If I use the M tip and a 9v DVD battery it fires up fine.

I'm using the USB port on top of the Naztech 15000.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2016, 01:10:26 PM »
I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

Are you sure that it only takes 500mA?  I just made a 5v USB cable using adaptaplug tip M, - on ring and + on tip.  I tested it with my multimeter and got 5v clean.  However it won't power up the PSP-2.  If I use the M tip and a 9v DVD battery it fires up fine.

I'm using the USB port on top of the Naztech 15000.

A lot of these USB batteries are 5V @ 1A - but some have a 2Amp output - maybe that works?
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2016, 01:18:12 PM »
I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

Are you sure that it only takes 500mA?  I just made a 5v USB cable using adaptaplug tip M, - on ring and + on tip.  I tested it with my multimeter and got 5v clean.  However it won't power up the PSP-2.  If I use the M tip and a 9v DVD battery it fires up fine.

I'm using the USB port on top of the Naztech 15000.

A lot of these USB batteries are 5V @ 1A - but some have a 2Amp output - maybe that works?

I fixed it.  It was my cable.
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Re: Field Powering PSP-2?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2016, 10:36:14 PM »
So is the PSP2 field powerable with a 5v USB battery? So WHEN I finally grab a PSP2[lol!], I can easily power both the PSP2 & 70D with the same 5v USB batteries? Talk about super easy powering solution! :cheers: :coolguy:

I love the DVD batteries and I have 5 of them still going strong.  I have used them to power both my R-44 and the V3 for YEARS.

Now that I know the PSP-2 runs on 5v I will see if I can find a USB to RS Adaptaplug for the PSP-2.  That way I can power the PSP-2 from the 5v USB and the Sonosax from the 12v DC out.  I giggle little at the potential for a single battery option for both pres.   :guitarist:

I use a 9v DVD battery. Lasts forever.

works great for PSP-3 too.
if you can find em, grab em...  it gets harder every day though.  9v DVD batteries are still my favorite battery for anything that needs 9v worth of power.

Yeah, powering two things from one battery is awesome! I used to power both my DMIC20/D8, and then V3/D8 from a BP-50, and V3/JB3 from a bigger 12v SLA. Can't beat that kind of simplicity, as long as the batteries are decent and you have a couple of backups ;D Like I said above, I'd love to own a PSP2 one of these days, and its great to know that I can easily power it with some 5v USB batts 8) BTW, I'm always willing to trade my VMS02IB for a working PSP2 ;D

Hope it works out for you, rigpimp! Powering the Sax and PSP2 from that same Naztech will be killer!
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