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Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« on: July 26, 2008, 12:32:25 AM »
I picked up one of these a few months ago in order to power my V2 and my MR-1.  My brother just sent me the V2 12v cable and I go USB>5 volt to the MR-1.   This battery is amazing as it can handle multiple voltages through the USB port.  It weighs just 15.3 oz and will power the V2 and MR-1 for over 5 hours.  If I get my V2 set to 6v i can run for over 8 hours!  Man technology is great.  4 years ago I had to lug almost 10lbs in SLA's to get the same record time.

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 01:02:58 PM »
Bumping this thread since this battery deserves it's own thread. Everyone needs this battery. I bought 3. A great secondary use is as an iPhone charger at work to keep my phone topped off.

The ability to power the MicroTracker too is huge!!!
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 01:19:10 PM »
Great batteries!

I tried making my own power cables (to a V3 and to a 4-pin XLR) using this plug:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=133232.0

but those plugs are a bitch! I destroyed one, assembled one semi-correctly, and the other correctly. The main problem is getting that spring under the main cover.

It's much easier to buy the Palm Adapter cable from Tekkeon (PA-A01), unscrew the dock and desolder the wires, then solder the wires to your plug of choice. Slightly more expensive, but much, much easier to work with.






Bumping this thread since this battery deserves it's own thread. Everyone needs this battery. I bought 3. A great secondary use is as an iPhone charger at work to keep my phone topped off.

The ability to power the MicroTracker too is huge!!!
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 02:59:46 PM »
The new RC2 editions also have different voltages (the 3450i RC2 will do 10v and 11v for example among others while the 3450i regular won't do either).
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 03:21:38 PM »

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 03:26:25 PM »
buy.com has them for $81.24 no tax, no shipping:

http://www.buy.com/prod/tekkeon-mypower-all-plus-mp3450-10-extended-general-purpose-battery/q/loc/101/208787453.html

need the base battery first for that which you hook up to that to double capacity.
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 03:32:42 PM »
buy.com has them for $81.24 no tax, no shipping:

http://www.buy.com/prod/tekkeon-mypower-all-plus-mp3450-10-extended-general-purpose-battery/q/loc/101/208787453.html

need the base battery first for that which you hook up to that to double capacity.

My bad, thanks. $109.99 is the best I could find (free shipping when I put it in my online cart):

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/503090-REG/Tekkeon_MP3450_MP3450_myPower_ALL_Universal.html/

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 10:56:11 PM »
Best all around battery solution out there, period.

edit - I should also mention as some testimony that I have owned mine for about a year and a half and I have easily taped over 300 sets of music with it powering either my MOTU Ulralite mk3 on 12v or my Korg MR-1 on 5v and it has shown little or no sign of overall degredation, it's as strong as the day I bought it and I have never had any problems with it functioning properly.

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 11:09:49 AM »
The MP3300 is rock solid too.  I've had mine for at least a couple of years and it powers my HD-P2 (delivering phantom to my KM140s) and is only down two notches from full power after running it for 3+ hours last night.
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 09:02:07 AM »
I love my 3450.  I use it to power my +9v DC up-converter for the Telefunken usa tubes and also power my microtrack off the USB.  Awesome battery!

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 11:55:13 PM »
Anyone know if you run this battery completely down if it will kill the battery?
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010, 11:07:48 AM »
Anyone know if you run this battery completely down if it will kill the battery?

edtyre ran one into the ground at a festival once, I don't remember him having a problem getting it resuscitated.

My 3450i-R2 arrived last night. Paired with my 722, and set to 11v, it used about half of the capacity (3 lights gone) in 6 hrs with P48 (mics rated to draw 4.6ma), backlight on, both CF/HDD recording at 24/44.1, but no internal battery trying to draw a charge. So I reckon it might realistically get about 10hrs before I hit the last 10% of the battery. If I was desperate, I could run it at 10v for the extra time bonus (an hr maybe?), but the low battery light flashes all the time since you don't truely get 10v (the box reports 9.8 or something).

If you use the standard 3450 (which does 12v and is only 50Wh), I'd bank about 7-8hrs in the same scenario; higher voltage and less watt-hour capacity. The upside is the battery can be found for just over half the price of the i-R2. So if space isn't an issue but running time is, it's a better Wh/$ deal.  :P

Anyone notice that the literature online for capacity lights doesn't match what is printed in the manual? I based the above on the more conservative of the two (and shaved about 10% off).
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 02:59:55 PM »
Anyone know if you run this battery completely down if it will kill the battery?

edtyre ran one into the ground at a festival once, I don't remember him having a problem getting it resuscitated.


At Mountain Jam i used the 3450 double battery pack for 15.5 hours before it died (only missed a few seconds of Les Claypools late night set)
It charged up perfect for the next day, used it for 12 hours the next two days with no problems.
Used this to power my V-3 and R-44 together with a single cable.
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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 04:09:03 PM »
My buddy left his running all night to see how long he would get power and it won't charge or power up at all.

It's brand new only used it once.  I'll just tell him to send it back.

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Re: Tekkeon My Power MP3450
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2010, 07:14:37 PM »
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