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Title: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 08, 2011, 11:56:44 PM
Thought it would be very useful to start a thread listing Equipment, the External Battery Voltage required and Power Plug Sizes.  Post your info in the thread and I will maintain the list on the first page.  Please feel free to add, correct, update or comment on any of the information provided.

Recorders
Fostex DC-R302 / 9-24v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Fostex FR2-LE / 12v / Size O (M & N Known to work), 5.50mm OD × 2.80mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Known to run on 6, 7.2, 9, 9.6v 
iRiver h120 / 5v / Size H, 3.40mm OD × 1.30mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Known to run on 5v USB w/ no issues
Korg MR-1 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Korg MR-1000 / 12v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
M-Audio Microtrack / 5v / USB Mini-B / Red wire (+) Black wire (-)
M-Audio Microtrack II / 5v / USB Mini-B / Red wire (+) Black wire (-)
Marantz PMD-561 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Marantz PMD-620 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Marantz PMD-660 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Marantz PMD-661 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity, Known to run on 5v USB w/ no issues
Marantz PMD-671 / 15v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Known to run on 9v with no issues
Roland R-05 / 3v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity, Known to run on 5v USB w/ no issues
Roland R-26 / 9-16v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Roland R-88 / 9-16v / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-) 
Roland/Edirol R-4 / 9-???v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Roland/Edirol R-44 / 9-16v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Roland/Edirol R-4 Pro / 9-16v / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Roland/Edirol R-09 / 3v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Roland/Edirol R-09hr / 3v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Known to run on 5v USB w/ no issues
Sonosax SX-R4 / 6-18v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sonosax SX-R4+ / 9-18v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sonosax SX62R / 6-18v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sony PCM D-50 / 6v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Sony PCM M-10 / 3v / Size A, 2.35mm OD × 0.70mm ID / Center Pin (+) Ring (-)
Sound Devices 7xx Series / 10-18v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Tascam HD-P2 / 12v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Known to run on 9v with no issues
Tascam HS-P82 / 11-16v / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Tascam DR-680 / 8-13v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)
Tascam DR100 / 5v/ Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Tascam DR100mkii / 5v/ Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Tascam DR-2D / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Zoom F4 / 9-16v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Zoom F8 (Hirose Port on the Side) / 9-16v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Zoom F8 (DC Port on the Back) / 12v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Zoom h4 / 9v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Zoom h4n / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity

Pre-Amps/Mixers/Phantom Power
AETA PS-P3 / 6-12v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Apogee Mini-MP / 6-14v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Areco MP-2 early versions / 9v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / No perfect Plug is Known, needs to be gaff taped in place
Areco MP-2 later versions / 12v / Switchcraft S761K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) Known to run on 9v with no issues
Audioroot Femto / 12-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Audioroot μPRE / 12-18v / Switchcraft S760K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Audioroot μPRE MKII / 9-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Denecke PS-1A / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Denecke PS-2 / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Denecke PS-T / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
EEA PS-P2 / 5-9v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Grace Design Lunatec V2 (6v Version) / 6-12v / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 3 for (+) pin 2 for (-)
Grace Design Lunatec V2 (12v Version) / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Naiant Little Box / 5-16v / DIN-3 connector / pin 2 (+) Pin 1 & 3 (-)
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 / 12v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Schoeps NT 222 Tube Preamp / 12v / Schoeps DC Connector tip model # DIN45323 / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Schoeps VMS 02 IB / 9-16v / Schoeps DC Connector tip model # DIN45323  / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Schoeps VMS 5 U / 5-15v / Schoeps DC Connector tip model # DIN45323 / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Schoeps VMS 52 UB / 9-16v / Schoeps DC Connector tip model # DIN45323 / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Shure FP24 / 5-14v / Switchcraft S761K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Sonosax SX-M2 / 12-24v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / No perfect Plug is Known, needs to be gaff taped in place
Sonosax SX-M32 /6-18v / 4-pin Hirose connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sound Devices Mixpre (early version) / 5-14v / Switchcraft S761K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Sound Devices Mixpre (late version) / 5-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sound Devices MP2 / 5-14v / Switchcraft S761K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Sound Devices 302 / 5-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sound Devices 552 / 10-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sound Devices 664 / 10-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Wendt X2 Audio Mixer / 9-18v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Wendt X3 Audio Mixer / 9-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Wendt X4 Audio Mixer / 9-18v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Wendt X5 Audio Mixer / 12-18v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)

Preamps w/ Analog to Digital Converters
Apogee AD-1000 / 11.5-15v / 15-pin HD connector / Pin 15 (+) Pin 14 (-)
Apogee Mini-Me / 6-14v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Audioroot uPRE-MKII  /  9-18v  /  4-pin Hirose Male connector /   pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Denecke AD-20 / 6-24v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Grace Design Lunatec V3 (6v Version) / 6-12v /Switchcraft S760K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) /
Grace Design Lunatec V3 (12v Version) / Switchcraft S760K locking type connector / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Edirol UA5 / 9v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity / Know to run off 7.2v w/ no issues
Sound Devices Mixpre-D / 10-17v / 4-pin Hirose Male connector / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Sound Devices USBPre2 / 5v / USB-2  or USB-3 / Red wire (+) Black wire (-)

Analog to Digital Converters
Benchmark ad2k+ / 11-18v / 4 pin XLR Female / pin 4 for (+) pin 1 for (-)
Mytek Stereo192 adc / 7-12v / Size-N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)

External Battery
Anker Astro Pro 14,400mAh Multi-voltage / 9,12 & 5v USB Port / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.ianker.com/support-c1-g212.html
Anker Astro Pro2 20000mAh Multi-voltage / 12,16,19v & 5v USB Port / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID
http://www.ianker.com/product/79AN20L-SA
Anker Astro3 1000maH / Astro Pro10000mAh Multi-voltage / 9,12v & 5v USB Port / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID
http://www.ianker.com/anker-astro-external-battery-backup-charger/product/79UN5V2-B16P100A
Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro 15000mAh 3-Port / 9,12v & 5v USB Ports / 4.30 OD x 1.60 mm ID (Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID Should work)
http://www.ianker.com/product/79AN7905-BA
Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20000mAh 4-Port / 9,12v & 5v USB Ports / 4.30 OD x 1.60 mm ID (Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID Should work)
http://www.ianker.com/product/79AN7906-BA
APP-GD20000A Portable Power Bank 20000mAh / 9,12,16,19v & 5v USB Port   / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Bank-High-Capacity-20000mAh-Multi-voltage-5V-9V-12V-16V-19V-20V-/281028105712?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item416e9495f0
Battery Space Universal External Battery For Most of Laptop / 16v & 19v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID
http://www.batteryspace.com/1619v4ahli-ionuniversalexternalbatteryformostoflaptop.aspx
Dynex DVD / 9v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID  (Discontinued)
http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/video-accessories/DX-LI101.html
Ultralast DVD  / 9v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID  (Discontinued)
http://www.ultralastbatteries.com/battery-match/?R=&page=details&model=UL-DVDL&category_id=1
Bixnet BP160 / 12,19v & 5v USB Port / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.bixnet.com/unpowbat.html
Battery Geek Mobile Power Station (Different Models) / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.thebatterygeeks.com/External-Laptop-Batteries-for-PC-Mac-Tablets-s/1.htm
Tekkeon MP3300 / 3,4.5,5,6,7.5,9,12,14v / KPPX-3P Kycon DC Power Connector (Discontinued)
http://www.tekkeon.com/downloads/UG_mpALL_33_3400.pdf
Tekkeon MP3400 / 5,6,7.5,9,12,14,16,19v / KPPX-3P Kycon DC Power Connector  (Discontinued)
http://www.tekkeon.com/downloads/UG_mpALL_33_3400.pdf
Tekkeon MP3450 / 5,6,7.5,9,12,14,16,19v & 5v USB port / KPPX-3P Kycon DC Power Connector
http://www.tekkeon.com/products-mypowerall.html
Digital Concepts PP-99 / 3,4.5,5,6,6.5,8.4v / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
DigiCom DC-EPP3000 / 3,4.5,5,6,6.5,8.4v / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.amazon.com/Digicom-DC-EPP3000-Xtreme-Power-Pack/dp/B00028VKRM
Naztech PB15000 Universal Power Bank Charger / 9,12,16,18,19,20,21v & 5v USB Port   / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007URKIGC/ or ebay source here:
Universal Power Bank 18000mah / 9,12,16,18,19,20,21v & 5v USB Port   / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.ebay.com/itm/130691172867?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
RAVPower 23000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank 9V/12V/16V/19V/20V /9,12,16,19,20v & 5v USB Port / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.ravpower.com/ravpower-23000mah-portable-charger-external-battery-charger.html
Maxoak k2 50000mah 12V/20v/4 USB Ports Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
https://www.amazon.com/MAXOAK-50000mAh-Portable-External-Notebook-Most/dp/B00YP823NA/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3H5DUG78CAIWF&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1469130154&sr=1-1
XTPower MP-10000 External Battery Pack with 10000mAh / 9V,12V,5V USB / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID
https://www.amazon.com/XTPower-MP-10000-External-10000mAh-included/dp/B00935L44E/ref=sr_1_3?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1487270947&sr=1-3&keywords=battery%2Bpack%2B9v%2Boutput&th=1
TalentCell Rechargeable 72W 9,12v & 5v USB Port / 12V Port = Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID 9v Port = Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.talentcell.com/products/12v-battery/12v-battery-8300mah.html

See the Attached Radio Shack Adapt-A-Plug Guide as reference
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Fried Chicken Boy on November 09, 2011, 12:32:20 AM
Great resource, Ted; thanks for putting this together.  I can tell you that the original Edirol R-09 (not HR) uses the same "B" plug size, has the same center pin (+) polarity and requires the same 3v voltage.  Don't know if it can be safely run off 5v USB like the HR model but the DC adapter that came with it outputs around 3.3-3.4v, FWIW.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 09, 2011, 07:30:37 AM
Great resource, Ted; thanks for putting this together.  I can tell you that the original Edirol R-09 (not HR) uses the same "B" plug size, has the same center pin (+) polarity and requires the same 3v voltage.  Don't know if it can be safely run off 5v USB like the HR model but the DC adapter that came with it outputs around 3.3-3.4v, FWIW.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: kirk97132 on November 09, 2011, 10:26:39 AM
Early mixpre's had same connector as MP-2.  Then they switched to the hirose, not sure why or when

The Sound Devices USBPre2 will accept either a USB-2  or USB-3 plug "B" style.  The unit has a USB-3 style plug on it because it is more robust.  Unit can be powered via USB Jack with 5V {red +5v, black -5v (ground)} Green and white wires are for data
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 09, 2011, 10:48:34 AM
Early mixpre's had same connector as MP-2.  Then they switched to the hirose, not sure why or when

The Sound Devices USBPre2 will accept either a USB-2  or USB-3 plug "B" style.  The unit has a USB-3 style plug on it because it is more robust.  Unit can be powered via USB Jack with 5V {red +5v, black -5v (ground)} Green and white wires are for data

Thanks Kirk!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: kirk97132 on November 09, 2011, 10:53:16 AM
Hey I am pretty positive  the same wiring applies to the microtrackers for external battery power via the USB jack.  They have a mini B style plug.    USBPre2 has A/D converter in it so you should put it in the other list.  Great idea making a list!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 09, 2011, 10:56:26 AM
Hey I am pretty positive  the same wiring applies to the microtrackers for external battery power via the USB jack.  They have a mini B style plug.    USBPre2 has A/D converter in it so you should put it in the other list.  Great idea making a list!

Yup, that's correct.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tedyun on November 09, 2011, 11:01:45 AM
Great idea!

The Korg MR-1 takes the same as the PMD-661, ie Type B, center pin (+). It requires a 5V, 1A source.

The Tekkeon MP3450 takes a KPPX-3P Kycon DC Power Connector.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 09, 2011, 11:20:06 AM
Great idea!

The Korg MR-1 takes the same as the PMD-661, ie Type B, center pin (+). It requires a 5V, 1A source.

The Tekkeon MP3450 takes a KPPX-3P Kycon DC Power Connector.

Thanks Ted!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: DigiGal on November 09, 2011, 11:22:15 AM
NOLAfishwater pointed out this battery in a recent power thread for SD788.  The battery looks good; 153 Watt/Hr or 42500 mAh at (4.75A max), voltage outputs are 5V on USB and switchable output port for 12V or 19V.


http://www.bixnet.com/unpowbat.html
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 09, 2011, 11:35:57 AM
NOLAfishwater pointed out this battery in a recent power thread for SD788.  The battery looks good; 153 Watt/Hr or 42500 mAh at (4.75A max), voltage outputs are 5V on USB and switchable output port for 12V or 19V.


http://www.bixnet.com/unpowbat.html

Thanks, already on the list!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: F.O.Bean on November 09, 2011, 06:21:52 PM
Great info! +T
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: kirk97132 on November 12, 2011, 11:04:27 AM
I vote to make this a sticky! Really great info here thanks Ted
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: stevetoney on November 14, 2011, 02:54:27 PM
Brilliant thread.  Thanks Ted!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Fried Chicken Boy on November 28, 2011, 04:13:21 AM
Another piece of gear you can add to this list, Ted: the Roland R-05 recorder uses the same power adapter (Roland PSB-6U) as the Edirol R-09 and R-09HR.  As to whether or not you can run it on 5v USB like the HR, I can't confirm that.

Just an observation: I find it ironic that no one has listed the power supply specs for the Sony PCM-M10, one of the more popular small recorders on these boards.  Then again, with its ridiculously long battery times I'm guessing nobody has found the need to use an external power supply. :)

I vote to make this a sticky!

x2
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 28, 2011, 04:20:21 AM
I just picked up a Roland R-05 and will test it with a USB when I get it at the end of December, back ordered from Musician's Friend.

The m-10 take 3v center pin positive.  I had a random plug that came with my Digi-concepts PP99 that fits, I just have no idea the plug size, very small.  I plan to bring it down to rat shack and size it one if these days.

Another piece of gear you can add to this list, Ted: the Roland R-05 recorder uses the same power adapter (Roland PSB-6U) as the Edirol R-09 and R-09HR.  As to whether or not you can run it on 5v USB like the HR, I can't confirm that.

Just an observation: I find it ironic that no one has listed the power supply specs for the Sony PCM-M10, one of the more popular small recorders on these boards.  Then again, with its ridiculously long battery times I'm guessing nobody has found the need to use an external power supply. :)

I vote to make this a sticky!

x2
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: page on November 28, 2011, 10:30:14 AM
Sonosax SX-M2 / 12-24v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / No perfect Plug is Known, needs to be gaff taped in place

You're right, there is no "perfect" plug per se, but a "B" tip with 2 or 3mm of plastic shaved off of the barrel is the most optimum I've found. Besides that a long C (http://www.tekkeon.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=20&idproduct=120) (used by Panasonic Toughbook laptops) works without modification and stays put just fine. The long C is what the old powerizer batteries shipped with but those plugs aren't usable with the tekkeon series.

I tried a non-modified B and it would short out if I looked at it funny even after using tape so I went hunting elsewhere. ymmv.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: H₂O on November 28, 2011, 10:48:33 AM
To my knowledge Sony exclusively uses Japanese standard eiaj connectors for dc power

See

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EIAJ_connector

And since the m10 uses 3v it should be using an EIAJ-01
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on November 29, 2011, 12:25:36 PM
Another piece of gear you can add to this list, Ted: the Roland R-05 recorder uses the same power adapter (Roland PSB-6U) as the Edirol R-09 and R-09HR.  As to whether or not you can run it on 5v USB like the HR, I can't confirm that.

Just an observation: I find it ironic that no one has listed the power supply specs for the Sony PCM-M10, one of the more popular small recorders on these boards.  Then again, with its ridiculously long battery times I'm guessing nobody has found the need to use an external power supply. :)

To my knowledge Sony exclusively uses Japanese standard eiaj connectors for dc power

See  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EIAJ_connector

And since the m10 uses 3v it should be using an EIAJ-01

Updated, thanks!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on December 20, 2011, 05:34:42 AM
Added Tascam DR100mkii thanks to tonedeaf

Updated Roland R-05 to include powering with 5v USB
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: StuStu on December 22, 2011, 07:34:16 PM

Anyone know what the tip size for an Oade M248 is?


And thanks Ted for this highly informative thread. I'm surprised I didn't see this earlier.

NOLAfishwater pointed out this battery in a recent power thread for SD788.  The battery looks good; 153 Watt/Hr or 42500 mAh at (4.75A max), voltage outputs are 5V on USB and switchable output port for 12V or 19V.


http://www.bixnet.com/unpowbat.html (http://www.bixnet.com/unpowbat.html)


I have this battery to power my tube pre's and it is an enormous beast. :o
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on January 12, 2012, 11:03:32 AM
Added, thanks Steve (tonedeaf)!

Scheops VMS 02 IB / 9-16v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Scheops VMS 52 UB / 9-16v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (-)  Ring (+) Reverse Polarity
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on January 12, 2012, 02:57:48 PM
littlebox is 5-16V input.

Thanks Jon!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: dallman on January 15, 2012, 09:39:28 AM

Updated Roland R-05 to include powering with 5v USB

Roland R-05 does not power off of the USB 5v in my experience. Well it will turn on but immediately goes into USB mode for storage. Not sure if it can be fooled like the Tascam DR100 Mark II.
Roland R-05// 3v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)

In addition to the list:
Olympus LS10/ / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on January 19, 2012, 11:14:35 AM

Updated Roland R-05 to include powering with 5v USB

Roland R-05 does not power off of the USB 5v in my experience. Well it will turn on but immediately goes into USB mode for storage. Not sure if it can be fooled like the Tascam DR100 Mark II.
Roland R-05// 3v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)

In addition to the list:
Olympus LS10/ / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)

You are correct that the R-05 does not recieve power through the mini usb port.  The specs that I provided are for the DC input of the R-05 which can be powered by 5V USB power (Provided by a computer, Ipod type external battery or larger size external batery with a USB port like the tekkeon 3450).
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: mosquito on February 18, 2012, 02:45:54 PM
Thanks for the thread.  It's already saved me time.  I have two bits to add:


Tascam DR100 / 5v/ Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity / works on 6V DC input, can be powered for recording via USB connector

I've used a 4-AA alkaline cell sled to power the unit -- Phantom on, 24/48.  (I suppose the mkii is similar, but I really can't say.)



Marantz PMD-761 / 15 V / (a standard size) / (?) / (?) / works on 18V DC input

Again, I've used AA cell sleds, alkaline and NiMH.


Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: goodcooker on March 22, 2012, 01:33:00 AM
Marantz PMD 620/ 5V/ B tip / center +
Tascam DR2D same
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: aysvideo on March 22, 2012, 02:14:17 AM
I see that the Tascam DR-680 is supposed to be good between 8-13V.  I have a 13.2V NiMH battery that, when fully charged, reads just above 14V.  Does anyone know if I should be in the clear with this, or if I'd be setting myself up for some blown recordings and a few repair bills?  Here's a link to the battery I'd be using, although I have a different brand.

http://www.switronix.com/products/batteries?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=25&category_id=30
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on March 22, 2012, 08:02:09 AM
Marantz PMD 620/ 5V/ B tip / center +
Tascam DR2D same

Thanks Roger!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: kirk97132 on March 22, 2012, 10:24:18 AM
I see that the Tascam DR-680 is supposed to be good between 8-13V.  I have a 13.2V NiMH battery that, when fully charged, reads just above 14V.  Does anyone know if I should be in the clear with this, or if I'd be setting myself up for some blown recordings and a few repair bills?  Here's a link to the battery I'd be using, although I have a different brand.

http://www.switronix.com/products/batteries?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=25&category_id=30

The 680 seems to be finicky about voltages.  I would not go outside of published specs and even then maybe give it a 1 volt buffer on either end of the power rating.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: BlingFree on May 19, 2012, 12:47:17 PM
Recorders
Marantz PMD-620 / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity

Per your indirect encouragement I have tested the 620 using a modified USB > DC "B tip" cable providing 5v from a rechargeable USB battery pack.

Ran 22 hours with no known issues... I did'nt really listen to the playback for more than a minute...
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: BlingFree on May 19, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
So for "fun" I decided to hook up my battery pack to the UA-5 (reverse polarity) and oddly enough it powered up and the phantom power light is on. Sadly I don't have a spare cable to power that and my recorder at the same time or else I would test it all out.

So what are the potential problems of running a 9v dc device with phantom power (known to run on 7.2v) on 5v?

Edit:
I see in your (tgakidis) profile that you have the same type of UA-5 that I'm running. No doubt you can test this in a more professional manner than myself :)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: achalsey on June 02, 2012, 03:00:52 PM
So where does one find these DC plugs?  I'm looking for a USB > Type B and am having no luck. 

Radio Shack doesn't have a direct USB > adapter so you have to buy the cable and each plug end separately and it ends up coming close to 40 bucks.  Thats ridiculous.   


Edit:  Never mind found it.  Wasn't putting in the right search terms.

For any of the USB > Type B guys theres 5 of these left.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Male-5V-DC-4-0mm-Barrel-Connector-Power-Cable-/221011998439#ht_4119wt_1254
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: jbell on June 02, 2012, 05:31:48 PM
That cable and this sled    http://www.batteryspace.com/batteryholderaax4withusbinterfaceconnectorandbeltcliponoffpowerswitch-rohscompliant.aspx
 
You have a nice external battery for the DR-2d or other 5v recorders.

So where does one find these DC plugs?  I'm looking for a USB > Type B and am having no luck. 

Radio Shack doesn't have a direct USB > adapter so you have to buy the cable and each plug end separately and it ends up coming close to 40 bucks.  Thats ridiculous.   


Edit:  Never mind found it.  Wasn't putting in the right search terms.

For any of the USB > Type B guys theres 5 of these left.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Male-5V-DC-4-0mm-Barrel-Connector-Power-Cable-/221011998439#ht_4119wt_1254
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on September 03, 2012, 06:08:01 AM
Added Edirol R-26
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: StuStu on September 03, 2012, 08:44:50 PM
What's the plug size for the Oade M248?
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: H₂O on September 04, 2012, 10:28:36 PM
I thought the stock m248 only had a plug for the charger not for external batteries - the battery configuration of the m248 is similar to the 148 in that is a number of 12v sla's run in series and parallel in order to power the op-amps and also provide 48V phantom - something like 4-6 of these 12v batteries.  The charging circuit is only used to charge the batteries and cannot be used to power the unit.

Doug did this to remove the need for DC-DC converters - is my understanding.

So to add external power you would need to have someone replace these batteries with a DC-DC converter circuit.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: StuStu on September 05, 2012, 10:49:39 AM
I thought the stock m248 only had a plug for the charger not for external batteries - the battery configuration of the m248 is similar to the 148 in that is a number of 12v sla's run in series and parallel in order to power the op-amps and also provide 48V phantom - something like 4-6 of these 12v batteries.  The charging circuit is only used to charge the batteries and cannot be used to power the unit.

Doug did this to remove the need for DC-DC converters - is my understanding.

So to add external power you would need to have someone replace these batteries with a DC-DC converter circuit.


I'm wanting to repair my charger. It needs a new plug.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on October 21, 2012, 10:13:59 AM
Added Roland R-88
http://www.roland.com/products/en/R-88/
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on October 21, 2012, 10:38:22 AM
Added Sonosax SX-R4 http://www.sonosax.ch/recorders/sxr4/sxr4_index.html
Title: Re: Equipment, External Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on February 23, 2013, 05:40:29 PM
Added a new battery:

APP-GD20000A Portable Power Bank 20000mAh / 9,12,16,19V & 5V USB Port   / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Bank-High-Capacity-20000mAh-Multi-voltage-5V-9V-12V-16V-19V-20V-/281028105712?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item416e9495f0
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on February 25, 2013, 11:35:33 AM
Added Zoom h4n / 5v / Size B, 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-) / Normal Polarity
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Tom McCreadie on March 06, 2013, 07:05:10 AM
Nitpick typo police here: please change all instances of 'Scheops' to 'Schoeps'. Maybe another case of reversed polarity?  :-) 
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on May 28, 2013, 11:02:22 AM
added....

Denecke PS-1A / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Denecke PS-2 / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Denecke PS-T / 6.8-18v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Denecke AD-20 / 6-24v / 3.50mm (1/8") TS audio plug / Tip (+) Sleeve (-)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: LuisT on October 28, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
Hi everybody.

I have a tascam Dr100 Mkii and i wanted to know if the Anker Pro 20 000 maH battery works with this recorder ?

Thanks

Have a great day
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on October 28, 2013, 10:28:27 AM
Hi everybody.

I have a tascam Dr100 Mkii and i wanted to know if the Anker Pro 20 000 maH battery works with this recorder ?

Thanks

Have a great day

You can run the Tascam DR100mkii off the 5v USB port with a USB > 4.00mm OD × 1.70mm ID (Center pin +, Ring - ) cable.  I can build you a custom cable if you need one.  See here about half way down the first post "5v USB External Battery Cables" http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=131680.0
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: LuisT on October 28, 2013, 03:24:50 PM
Ok.

So the accessories with the Anker Pro seems to be fine, right ?

http://www.ianker.com//images/pics/goods_img/79AN20L-SA/35171.jpg

There's a 4.00x1.70 adapter.

And there's also a usb / 5V adapter :

http://www.ianker.com//images/pics/goods_img/79AN20L-SA/34199.jpg

Do you think it's fine ?

I prefer to ask before to buy cause you seem to know this battery stuff.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: LuisT on October 28, 2013, 03:26:14 PM
And also, does someone knows how long is the Anker Pro 20 000 mAh with a DR100 with phantom power on on the 2 mic inputs ?

:)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on October 28, 2013, 05:56:27 PM
Ok.

So the accessories with the Anker Pro seems to be fine, right ?

There's a 4.00x1.70 adapter.

And there's also a usb / 5V adaptet

Do you think it's fine ?


Looks like you are good to go.  I think this will
Power then unit for a VERY long time.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: LuisT on October 28, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
Alright !
Thanks from France ! :)

Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: darktrain on December 24, 2014, 10:06:01 PM
New addition for the list - Fostex DC-R302  5.5mm x 2.1mm  9-24v center +
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on December 27, 2014, 05:11:38 AM
New addition for the list - Fostex DC-R302  5.5mm x 2.1mm  9-24v center +

Thanks Robb!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: markrsmith on June 14, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
I just picked up a Sony tc-d5 cassette recorder. 
Anyone know the size of its tip connector for going into an eco-charge bp-50 (6 volt), also its polarity?
Just getting to know this machine.
mark.

On Ebay, the AC power supply (Sony AC-D4L power supply  6v-650mA) shows = center negative.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Hypnocracy on February 21, 2016, 08:08:00 PM
Saw were someone asked about DR-680MKII Power

A bit of bad news as far as external power goes--the MKii uses a smaller size external adapter.  The one for the MKi doesn't fit.

OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm (adapt-a-plug size C) seems to fit the best. 

OD 4.0mm x ID 1.7mm (adapt-a-plug size B) also worked but was not as snug as the C.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on February 21, 2016, 08:14:40 PM
Saw were someone asked about DR-680MKII Power

A bit of bad news as far as external power goes--the MKii uses a smaller size external adapter.  The one for the MKi doesn't fit.

OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm (adapt-a-plug size C) seems to fit the best. 

OD 4.0mm x ID 1.7mm (adapt-a-plug size B) also worked but was not as snug as the C.

Thanks Rusty!!!
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Gutbucket on March 09, 2016, 09:31:25 PM
Thanks for this great resource Ted!

I'm making up a battery supply power cable for the DR-680mkII (I've yet to use the mkII version of the 680 without AC power) and noticed the voltage note in this list:

Quote
Tascam DR-680 / 8-13v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)

I've always powered my MK1 with 9V DVD batteries.  Will those not work with the MKII? Does it require the full 12V? Any one run the MKII successfully on 9V?

I should probably ask in the team 680 thread.  I'll report back here once I find out.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: larrysellers on June 15, 2016, 08:59:33 PM
Really great info.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Taper Chris on February 16, 2017, 01:18:18 PM
Any one know the power plug dimensions for the tascam dr-44wl are?
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: tgakidis on February 16, 2017, 01:44:51 PM
Any one know the power plug dimensions for the tascam dr-44wl are?

 I believe it is powered through the Micro-B type 4pin USB port
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: n3mmr on March 10, 2017, 10:06:58 AM
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)
is what the threadstart says.

Does anyone know what the voltage limits actually are?
The entry for the original 680 says 8-13 V.
And I'm worried that my homebuilt power pack might harm my 680mkII.

Does anyone know for sure?
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: rocksuitcase on March 10, 2017, 10:42:18 AM
Thanks for this great resource Ted!

I'm making up a battery supply power cable for the DR-680mkII (I've yet to use the mkII version of the 680 without AC power) and noticed the voltage note in this list:

Quote
Tascam DR-680 / 8-13v / Size M, 5.50mm OD × 2.10mm ID / Center pin (+)  Ring (-)
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)

I've always powered my MK1 with 9V DVD batteries.  Will those not work with the MKII? Does it require the full 12V? Any one run the MKII successfully on 9V?

I should probably ask in the team 680 thread.  I'll report back here once I find out.
Ted, I am sending a PM regarding our DR-680 power cords.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: n3mmr on March 18, 2017, 07:44:50 AM
Tascam DR-680mkII / 12v / Size C, OD 4.75mm x ID 1.7mm Center Pin (+) Ring (-)
is what the threadstart says.

Does anyone know what the voltage limits actually are?
The entry for the original 680 says 8-13 V.
And I'm worried that my homebuilt power pack might harm my 680mkII.

Does anyone know for sure?

One is allowed to use 8*1.8V lithium batteries, which makes for 14.4V (actually closer to 15V for a set of brand new lithium batteries (like the Energizer AA cells).

So is it reasonable/safe to assume that a battery pack that could supply a maximum of 12.9V will not damage  a Tascam DR680mkII?
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Gutbucket on April 06, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
I'm ordering a new 12V external battery for powering my DR680MkII and came here to check the 680MKII plug size and realized that I'd neglected to report back on 9V powering of the DR680MKII.

My DR680MkII operated fine on my stash of old 9V "DVD batteries" over the past year.  But now that they've grown unreliable, I'm moving to this TalentCell (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016BJCRUO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A24OIV2F0TL1K3)
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: jcable77 on April 11, 2017, 10:17:18 PM
Speaking of the Talentcell, I have two of what Gutbucket just bought. Im wondering if anyone could foresee any issues running 3 units off of it at once? Hirose out of sound devices 302>to adapta-tip>splitter> mini-me> into 12v out of talentcell + Marantz pmd-671 out of 9v out of talentcell. Ive been running 12v to mini me and 9v to pmd for a few months with no issues and great runtime. I tried the new set-up this morning and everything powered up fine, although I checked battery life through the leds of the 302 and it showed about 3/4 full on external power, but from my experience with it that's plenty for 3 to 4 hours. Any insight to issues that may arise would be greatly appreciated. Going to test it Friday.
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: Gutbucket on April 13, 2017, 12:49:13 PM
The insert which came with the Talentcell indicates the 12V supply is good for loads up to 6 Amps.  You should be okay as long as your total draw is < 6A.

If necessary you could parallel the two batteries and use both simultaneously to increase your run time (halving the amperage draw from each).
Title: Re: Equipment, External Battery, Voltage and DC Plug Size Info
Post by: jcable77 on April 13, 2017, 05:27:34 PM
The insert which came with the Talentcell indicates the 12V supply is good for loads up to 6 Amps.  You should be okay as long as your total draw is < 6A.

If necessary you could parallel the two batteries and use both simultaneously to increase your run time (halving the amperage draw from each).
I was contemplating doing that but I did a lil research today and the draw is under 6v and I also found out the led battery  settings werent what they needed to be in the setup menu. It was set for 18v which would explain the few LEDs off when I powered the whole thing up. Looks like I'm good to go. Just ordered a third one. Found some pics of the Marine charger you made with the cig lighters. That's my project for this weekend.