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Title: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: raymonda on September 16, 2015, 09:17:54 AM
Sorry, I've used the search option but haven't found a solid and safe recommendation. I've heard that you need to use a variable power source, so as to not fry the unit.

Anyone with a strong and safe recommendation that doesn't cost as much as the unit?

Thanks!

Ray
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: raymonda on September 17, 2015, 11:57:43 AM
Bump. .....anyone?
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: achalsey on September 17, 2015, 12:12:30 PM
The generally accepted rule (not universally though, I don't believe) is the auto voltage selecting Tekkeon batteries wouldn't always recognize the proper voltage for the 680 and could fry the unit.  You just need a battery that reliably puts out what it advertises.  I believe the Tekkeons mistakenly supplying over 12v was what was causing issues for a few people.

I've had fine results with the knock off Naztech battery that was popular for a second (sorry can't find a link), as well as the old Tekkeon 3300 that saw a huge collection sold cheap on ebay a little while ago.  I've also used 9v DVD batteries with no issue.

A battery that supplies a reliable 12 or 9v output should do fine.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: perks on September 17, 2015, 12:19:36 PM
I just used the Naztech external all weekend at LOCKn that Tonedeaf hipped me to and it worked like a champ. No issues and it comes with a tip that fit perfectly.  Ran it a 9V.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Sloan Simpson on September 17, 2015, 01:04:22 PM
I use Tekkeon myPower ALL plus (Model No. MP3450 R3), problem free for a couple years now.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: raymonda on September 17, 2015, 04:22:26 PM
Any part# or place to purchase the recommended batteries. Will my 12 volt lead acid batteries be fine. I can run a volt meter on them to make sure they are 12 volts.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: perks on September 17, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
This is the one I bought...

http://www.amazon.com/Naztech-PB15000-Universal-Charger-Extended/dp/B007URKIGC
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Phil Zone on September 17, 2015, 04:34:33 PM
This is the one I bought...

http://www.amazon.com/Naztech-PB15000-Universal-Charger-Extended/dp/B007URKIGC

That's what I got just its a little more expensive now
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: raymonda on September 17, 2015, 09:03:07 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on September 18, 2015, 02:55:24 AM
Wally World 9v DVD bats work fine.  Everyone has 3 or 4 of these still, right?
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Bretacious on February 10, 2017, 08:56:01 PM
Hi guys

Am new here. Love my DR 680 but need good external power. One guy mentioned Wally World which I can't find anywhere.

So are best solutions external power like Naztech or does anyone use Nimh AA?

I remember using Roland recorder very similar to 680 that burned through AA like crazy.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Hypnocracy on February 11, 2017, 06:15:38 AM
The most reasonably priced solution is the Talentcell line of batteries. The section consensus for reliability would be the Naztech PB15000. I'm running a Maxoak K2 that is massive and heavy, but will run it for 3 1/2 days of festy fun.

Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: rumbleseat on February 25, 2017, 09:59:45 PM
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
See details here:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176030.msg2177643;topicseen#msg2177643

Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: CorFit Chris on February 25, 2017, 11:52:18 PM
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
See details here:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176030.msg2177643;topicseen#msg2177643

Same here!  Get 2 if your going to festival and swap as necessary.  Approx 10hr to full charge.

https://www.amazon.com/TalentCell-Rechargeable-11000mAh-14500mAh-26400mAh/dp/B016BJCRUO?th=1
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Gutbucket on April 10, 2017, 03:18:56 PM
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
See details here:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176030.msg2177643;topicseen#msg2177643

Same here!  Get 2 if your going to festival and swap as necessary.  Approx 10hr to full charge.

https://www.amazon.com/TalentCell-Rechargeable-11000mAh-14500mAh-26400mAh/dp/B016BJCRUO?th=1

Thanks for the recommendation fellows.  I'm expecting one to arrive in a few days for use at Wanee next week.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: IronFilm on July 07, 2017, 03:12:53 AM
I own two Tascam DR680 (which I paired with a Sound Devices 552, although these days I use a Zoom F4 instead, a better and lighter package!).

Personally I powered my DR680 recorders with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Feelworld-FW4600BP-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack-12V-4600mAh-for-Camera-Monitor-/261460767164

Works fantastic! One of these can usually power my recorder for a whole day's shoot. And is very cheap, you can easily have a 2nd at hand as a  back up just in case.

Plus I really like the lights on the side of it, which let you know how much charge is left in it.
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: Hypnocracy on July 07, 2017, 05:58:09 PM
This Maxoak 50,000mha 185wh ran my DR680 for three plus days of Lockn' last year...with no phantom power on all line inputs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50000mAh-Power-Bank-USB-External-Battery-Pack-Backup-Charger-for-Laptop-Phone-/122268934403?epid=1111515022&hash=item1c77cbe103:g:k-cAAOSw4GVYKTB3

It ran my Aeta 4MinX Two days with four phantom powered pre's engages
Title: Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
Post by: pohaku on July 07, 2017, 06:52:35 PM
Be aware that if you are flying, the airline have a general 100Wh limit on lithium batteries.  A typical 20,000 mAh 5v battery is at the limit.  There is a limited ability to carry on larger batteries.

https://voltnow.com/blogs/news/24035649-flying-with-lithium-ion-batteries