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Offline nedstruzz

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Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« on: March 29, 2009, 11:28:30 AM »
At what voltage will the 744 running four channels shut down at? 
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Re: Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 09:57:30 AM »
Heard back from Sound devices today. 

The 744T is is operational between 6-8 volts, so technically it will die if it sees anything less than 6V. However, most Li-ion batteries "cliff" at a certain voltage, which means they go from say 7V to 6V many times faster than from 8V to 7V. To be safe, I would change my batteries when it started approaching 7V.
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Re: Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 11:51:10 AM »
From the manual:

Quote from: http://www.sounddevices.com/download/guides/744t_en.pdf
When powered by the removable Li-ion battery the LCD displays the battery voltage. The nominal
operating voltage for Li-ion batteries is 7.2 V, with operating voltages ranging between 6.5–8.5 V.
When the battery drops to 6.5 V, the LCD voltage display and the power LED begin fl  ashing to warn
that the battery is nearly depleted. When the voltage reaches 6.3 volts the 744T will power down
any recordings in-process will automatically be closed (stopped).
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Re: Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 12:35:08 PM »
i've conditioned a few batteries. they have all been completely dead at 6.4v. takes quite some time to get there though.

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Re: Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:33 PM »
You should not completely discharge Li-Ion batteries; it shortens their life.  Here is a good source of info on battery use and care:

http://batteryuniversity.com/index.htm

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Re: Sound Devices 744T Power Question
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 05:30:32 PM »
Good to know, not always possible to do.
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