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SD MP-2 power options
« on: May 22, 2010, 07:47:36 PM »
What is a good long term power supply?  Thanks in advance. 
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 08:21:53 PM »
I posted basic directions on building an external source here...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133001.msg1751656#msg1751656

I'll wire up a Tekkeon battery for true long running fun at some point but I've run 6 hours on this invention and never seen the light even dim. It's a start at least. Also make sure whether you have a barrrel adapter or 4-pin hirose, mp-2(?)/early mixpre were barrels, the new model mixpre is 4-pin hirose.

Hope this helps some.
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 06:39:59 AM »
I posted basic directions on building an external source here...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133001.msg1751656#msg1751656

I'll wire up a Tekkeon battery for true long running fun at some point but I've run 6 hours on this invention and never seen the light even dim. It's a start at least. Also make sure whether you have a barrrel adapter or 4-pin hirose, mp-2(?)/early mixpre were barrels, the new model mixpre is 4-pin hirose.

Hope this helps some.
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Thanks,  this looks like what I need!  Does radio shack carry the barrel adapter?  I appreciate the advice and pics.
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 08:23:34 AM »
Can and MP-2 run off a DVD battery?
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »
Can and MP-2 run off a DVD battery?

It should be able to, yes. It'll run on pretty much anything 5V-18V DC that you can wire to a barrel or hirose adapter(whichever suits your device). I pulled the 5-18V rating off the side of my mixpre, you might check to make sure yours is actually rated the same, I'm not 100% sure if the mp-2 was. That Tekkeon style battery I mentioned I'll wire up at some point is akin to a dvd battery, it's just adjustable voltage.
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 06:02:22 PM »
Thanks Taperj!  Ted is making me a DVD battery cable.  Makes since since I already have the batteries.
Can and MP-2 run off a DVD battery?

It should be able to, yes. It'll run on pretty much anything 5V-18V DC that you can wire to a barrel or hirose adapter(whichever suits your device). I pulled the 5-18V rating off the side of my mixpre, you might check to make sure yours is actually rated the same, I'm not 100% sure if the mp-2 was. That Tekkeon style battery I mentioned I'll wire up at some point is akin to a dvd battery, it's just adjustable voltage.
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 06:31:31 PM »
PM tgakidis. I'm sure he can build you a cable to run off a 9v dvd battery.


I'm glad to see you picked up the MP-2. It's a nice pre.
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Re: SD MP-2 power options
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 07:38:11 PM »
Ted is doing up a cable for me!  I am super excited abouth the MP-2, can't wait to take it for a spin. 
PM tgakidis. I'm sure he can build you a cable to run off a 9v dvd battery.


I'm glad to see you picked up the MP-2. It's a nice pre.

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