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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2006, 01:59:25 PM »
got about 15 hours (between the external and internal battery)....YMMV

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this is the external battery:

That runs off of USB or ....?  I just don't see anything that mentions USB on it.  I imagine it does since both you and the poster below you use it but I'm just trying to double-check here.

I had someone make me a usb cable to work with it  :)
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2006, 02:02:05 PM »
I had someone make me a usb cable to work with it  :)

Ah, I see... is there someone on TS that provides that service?  Or are they available on the Great Wide Interbutt?

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2006, 02:04:05 PM »
I had someone make me a usb cable to work with it  :)

Ah, I see... is there someone on TS that provides that service?  Or are they available on the Great Wide Interbutt?

I had a buddy made me one and Todd R is making me a backup one

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=49744.0
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2006, 02:20:38 PM »
I had someone make me a usb cable to work with it  :)

Ah, I see... is there someone on TS that provides that service?  Or are they available on the Great Wide Interbutt?

I had a buddy made me one and Todd R is making me a backup one

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=49744.0

I didn't see in his thread that he offered that but if he's making you one I can't imagine why he wouldn't do the same for me.  I'm in the process of getting some XLR(F) > 1/4" TRS(M) cables from him so maybe I'll ask for a custom USB cable for this charger as well.  Thanks for the pointer +T.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2006, 04:40:27 PM »
...here is a ziplinq usb car adapter modded for RC packs. The adapter was bought at Frys for $4.99 and the RC plugs were bought at Rat Shack for $.99 (open package deal). I was first going to gut the adapter and replace into a project box, but the end where the plug wires come out unscrewed and the case popped open nicely so I left it intact. I took out the metalware and soldered the plug wires, recovered the case and there you have it. Works like a charm for my MT
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2006, 04:50:50 PM »
...here is a ziplinq usb car adapter modded for RC packs. The adapter was bought at Frys for $4.99 and the RC plugs were bought at Rat Shack for $.99 (open package deal). I was first going to gut the adapter and replace into a project box, but the end where the plug wires come out unscrewed and the case popped open nicely so I left it intact. I took out the metalware and soldered the plug wires, recovered the case and there you have it. Works like a charm for my MT

Nice work! +T

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2006, 05:53:43 PM »
got about 10 hours (between the external and internal battery)....YMMV

akg480/ck63 > Opti-Mod V3 (24/48) > MT 24/96

this is the external battery:
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #67 on: January 07, 2006, 12:27:11 AM »
https://compactimpact.com/shopping/product_info.php?products_id=63&osCsid=78f9f252f5a3ad2ccf4725b16335b695

Bought 2 of these ($10 each) last week. They arrived 2 days later.

I'd love to post run times/performance/etc., but my Microtrack is completely fucked up, so no luck there...
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #68 on: January 07, 2006, 03:40:54 AM »
My Shenzhen battery sticks are in the mail. Should be here in less than two weeks.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2006, 12:14:00 PM »
...here is a ziplinq usb car adapter modded for RC packs. The adapter was bought at Frys for $4.99 and the RC plugs were bought at Rat Shack for $.99 (open package deal). I was first going to gut the adapter and replace into a project box, but the end where the plug wires come out unscrewed and the case popped open nicely so I left it intact. I took out the metalware and soldered the plug wires, recovered the case and there you have it. Works like a charm for my MT

I have been amusing myself since I got my MT with builidng different chargers... I have come to believe that PP-99, $27.99 at buy.com
http://www.buy.com/prod/Digital_Concepts_pp_99_Universal_Multi_Voltage_Power_Pack/q/loc/111/90146586.html
is the best deal for ease / life / cost... I continue to play beacause I can't help myself from cracking stuff open... so I got a couple of these car adapters... one I cracked open to use inside a charger that is enclosed in a  wood case and uses a Neutrik USB panel mount on the front... I will be staining and finishing it this weekend... pics when complete... for now, here is a link to the car charger cracked open... it uses a MC34063 DC to DC converter IC. I like the fuse too...
http://fecundswamp.peanutonastring.com/usb_carcharger/

« Last Edit: April 12, 2007, 01:11:22 AM by blindman »
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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2006, 12:25:47 PM »
...here is a ziplinq usb car adapter modded for RC packs. The adapter was bought at Frys for $4.99 and the RC plugs were bought at Rat Shack for $.99 (open package deal). I was first going to gut the adapter and replace into a project box, but the end where the plug wires come out unscrewed and the case popped open nicely so I left it intact. I took out the metalware and soldered the plug wires, recovered the case and there you have it. Works like a charm for my MT

I have been amusing myself since I got my MT with builidng different chargers... I have come to believe that PP-99, $27.99 at buy.com
http://www.buy.com/prod/Digital_Concepts_pp_99_Universal_Multi_Voltage_Power_Pack/q/loc/111/90146586.html
is the best deal for ease / life / cost... I continue to play beacause I can't help myself from cracking stuff open... so I got a couple of these car adapters... one I cracked open to use inside a charger that is enclosed in a  wood case and uses a Neutrik USB panel mount on the front... I will be staining and finishing it this weekend... pics when complete... for now, here is a link to the car charger cracked open... it uses a MC34063 DC to DC converter IC. I like the fuse too...
http://www.fecundswamp.net/usb_carcharger/



My JB3 loves the PP-99 and so do I.

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2006, 01:12:41 PM »
If I read the specs on this thing correctly, it will let you run the MT2496 for as long as you have sunlight plus an additional 4 or 5 hours, making it perfect for festival recording among other things:

http://www.solio.com/html/index.html

It even comes with a mini-USB connector, so no hacking required!

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2006, 12:58:16 AM »
If I read the specs on this thing correctly, it will let you run the MT2496 for as long as you have sunlight plus an additional 4 or 5 hours, making it perfect for festival recording among other things:

http://www.solio.com/html/index.html

It even comes with a mini-USB connector, so no hacking required!

Craig

Very cool... I am still enjoy the hacking though... I have a JVC digital camera and picked up these 7.2V 3500mAh batteries real cheap for a trip I took over the summer, I don't use them much now... so I wondered how I could use them for running the MT... Energizer makes this universal charger (ENERGIZER ER-CH1 SPEED CHARGER FOR CAMERA BATTERIES) I got it used for a couple bucks, it has various adapters for the different model batteries... they open with 2 screws and have lots of room inside, so I threw this together a few minutes ago... http://fecundswamp.peanutonastring.com/usb_batt_v5/index.html


I think this one wins in the power vs weight arena... I had two of these batteries and bought two more for my trip and 1 battery ran my camera with the LCD on for almost 6 hours... I think it would run the MT for a long time.

I only have JVC batteries... there are 3 other 'adapters' that I don't need, if any wants them, message me...
1. compatible with Panasonic CGR-D120, CGR-D220, CGR-D08A/D16A 7.2 LI-ION
2. compatible with Canon BP-511, BP-522 7.4V LI-ION
3. compatible with Sony "L" Series, "M" Series & Panasonic VW-VBD1 7.2V LI-ION

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Re: External battery pack for MT2496?
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2006, 01:02:11 AM »
Very nice...+T for a great hack!

Craig
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