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Title: powering a sd 702
Post by: stereorific on June 17, 2016, 05:06:28 PM
new to using a sound devices 702 and was wanting to know what other users are powering theirs with.  been recommended the naztech rb1500 but it seems that it is no longer available.  any suggestions?
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: nolamule on June 17, 2016, 06:23:15 PM
I have a RAVPower 23000 that I like. It has two smart USB ports which come in  handy. Ted made me a hirose cable.
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: rippleish20 on June 17, 2016, 07:26:43 PM
I use a Tekkeon 3300 w/ Ted Tekkeon to Hirose cable
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: tim in jersey on June 17, 2016, 11:37:58 PM
I've owned my 722 since launch. I was on the pre-order waiting list. I've only ever used these: https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Battery-NP-F950-NP-F960-Handycam/dp/B000TKP858

Other than the age-related issues common with all Li-ion batteries, I've never had an issue with these. For recording all day at a festival I bring 3  of them (and a 4th as redundancy) and run with meters at full brightness during the day, p48 on and writing to the CF only. I could probably make it on 2 but I don't like to discharge them too deeply as that shortens the longevity of the battery.

BTW, welcome to team SD 7xx. You're going to love this deck, especially the metering. And other than user error, I've never had a recording get hosed; not even once. The thing is bulletproof.
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: DigiGal on June 18, 2016, 11:11:21 AM
Li-Ion NP1 style batteries, battery cup with hirose connector and dual charger would be a good external power solution for SD 7xx.
They are a nice size for most audio bags and the form factor has proven itself through the years and various battery chemistries. They are readily available so there's little worry about them being discontinued when it's time for replacing them but they can be re-cell'd too if you want to go that route. On top of that there are lots of accessories available for them including distribution boxes as your equipment grows ;)  They're not cheap though but are a professional solution worth investing in just like your recorder.

IDX, Varizoom, Swit, Frezzi, etc.
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: stereorific on June 19, 2016, 05:20:42 AM
I use a Tekkeon 3300 w/ Ted Tekkeon to Hirose cable

excuse my newbie ignorance, but who is this ted that you speak of?
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: flipp on June 19, 2016, 06:54:08 AM
I use a Tekkeon 3300 w/ Ted Tekkeon to Hirose cable

excuse my newbie ignorance, but who is this ted that you speak of?

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133186.0
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: stereorific on June 19, 2016, 10:56:58 AM
thanx for that.  his work, and the citations he's recieed from customers, look like the best.  a friend in chicago has also reccomended him so i'll hae no hesitation ordering from him.
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: boltman on June 19, 2016, 11:04:38 AM
I've owned my 722 since launch. I was on the pre-order waiting list. I've only ever used these: https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Battery-NP-F950-NP-F960-Handycam/dp/B000TKP858

These are really good batteries, and are very dependable.
Title: Re: powering a sd 702
Post by: F.O.Bean on June 21, 2016, 03:52:32 AM
I used a Sony L series battery dummy cell wired to some 7.2v NIMH RC batteries back when I ran a 722 from 2006>2011, because those L/M series batteries would always just up and die on me back then :( So I used they MUCH more reliable 7.2v NIMH RC batteries instead, with just a dummy cell battery from eBay ;)