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 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Ted, Robb, ANYONE ??? :'( :'( :'( :'(

I would love to have one to run at the local shows. And also as small as possible! >:D >:D >:D >:D
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I have never made a battery sled but it should be simple enough.  It would seem to me that you would want to use 2 9v batteries in series to get 18v, which is plenty to run the sax.  I would be willing to look into it but it can't happen until I get back from Texas on the 25th of September.
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Just curious Bean, why are you against using th tekkeon? Worked great for me
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Are you back in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, Ted?
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Are you back in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, Ted?

Yes from Mon 9/19 - 9/22, then off to Rochester, NY for the weekend.
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http://www.batteryspace.com/nimhbatterypack192v42ahexternalbatterychargerfordelllatitudeinspironetc.aspx

Maybe this will work?

It's a NiMH so it won't last forever but should last a while.
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Just curious Bean, why are you against using th tekkeon? Worked great for me
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Can't speak for Bean, but my guess would be that with a sled you can keep feeding it batteries all weekend long and never run out of power.  That said...Bean Ted's right, you'd probably want a 9V sled, or maybe something with two 9V in parallel so you could hot swap them.  AA batteries are only 1.5V each, so it takes 12 of them to get 18V.


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Just buy one of these and be done with it.

http://www.batteryspace.com/1619v4ahli-ionuniversalexternalbatteryformostoflaptop.aspx


I love mine.  Will run forever (ok, not forever but two days at a festival before needing recharged). 
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:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Ted, Robb, ANYONE ??? :'( :'( :'( :'(

I would love to have one to run at the local shows. And also as small as possible! >:D >:D >:D >:D

You do realize that it will take close to 12 AA batteries (at 1.5v) to get you toward optimum voltage and still have around half the running time that you would get with a tekkeon or the battery above. 12 AA batteries together is almost the size of the sax.....
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:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Ted, Robb, ANYONE ??? :'( :'( :'( :'(

I would love to have one to run at the local shows. And also as small as possible! >:D >:D >:D >:D

You do realize that it will take close to 12 AA batteries (at 1.5v) to get you toward optimum voltage and still have around half the running time that you would get with a tekkeon or the battery above. 12 AA batteries together is almost the size of the sax.....

Yes, Page, I'm aware of that. Actually, rechargeable AA's are only 1.2v ;)

So I realize I would need a lot, but I don't care because I already own [32] x 2300mah NIMH AA BAtteries that I use with my LittleBox and M10. That's why Id rather my external powering being done with AA's :P ;) That way I wont lose power AT ALL during festivals WITHOUT RECHARGING :) That's the KEY. WITHOUT RECHARGING ;) I usually try to record every set at festivals, and that just doesn't allow CONTINUOUS RECORDING :( I HAVE to change batteries. But whatever :P

So ANY HELP PLEASE ??? Ted, I can DEF wait til you get back around. Safe travels and I'll hit you up when you get back :)
Recording Gear:
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Ok, if you don't want what most consider the optimal solution, then I recommend using lifepo battery cells (lithium phosphorus).

http://www.batteryspace.com/High-Power-LiFePO4-26650-Rechargeable-Cell-3.2V-2500-mAh.aspx

6 of those will power your sax at optimum levels since they opperate at 3.2v instead (aprox 22v at start, and maybe 16v at dead, nominal just above 19v). Now, you'll have to buy them (plus charger since they aren't compatable) over using your existing AAs, but it will be smaller. What's your priority? Space or convenience?
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Ok, if you don't want what most consider the optimal solution, then I recommend using lifepo battery cells (lithium phosphorus).

http://www.batteryspace.com/High-Power-LiFePO4-26650-Rechargeable-Cell-3.2V-2500-mAh.aspx

6 of those will power your sax at optimum levels since they opperate at 3.2v instead (aprox 22v at start, and maybe 16v at dead, nominal just above 19v). Now, you'll have to buy them (plus charger since they aren't compatable) over using your existing AAs, but it will be smaller. What's your priority? Space or convenience?

Convience of using the surplus of AA's I have :P ;D 8)
Recording Gear:
Schoeps MK 4 (MP) & MK 41V (MP) Capsules ->
Schoeps 250/0 KCY's X2 ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's x2 ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's x2 ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3 ->
SanDisk 128gb Extreme Pro & 64gb Ultra Plus

Portable Playback Gear:
Campfire Audio Andromeda & Dorado IEM's ->
Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax 3.5mm | FiiO LC 2.5c 2.5mm ->
Shanling Audio M5s | Sony NW-A35 DAP's

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Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax 3.5mm | FiiO LC 2.5c 2.5mm ->
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:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Ted, Robb, ANYONE ??? :'( :'( :'( :'(

I would love to have one to run at the local shows. And also as small as possible! >:D >:D >:D >:D

You do realize that it will take close to 12 AA batteries (at 1.5v) to get you toward optimum voltage and still have around half the running time that you would get with a tekkeon or the battery above. 12 AA batteries together is almost the size of the sax.....

Yes, Page, I'm aware of that. Actually, rechargeable AA's are only 1.2v ;)

So I realize I would need a lot, but I don't care because I already own [32] x 2300mah NIMH AA BAtteries that I use with my LittleBox and M10. That's why Id rather my external powering being done with AA's :P ;) That way I wont lose power AT ALL during festivals WITHOUT RECHARGING :) That's the KEY. WITHOUT RECHARGING ;) I usually try to record every set at festivals, and that just doesn't allow CONTINUOUS RECORDING :( I HAVE to change batteries. But whatever :P

So ANY HELP PLEASE ??? Ted, I can DEF wait til you get back around. Safe travels and I'll hit you up when you get back :)

But since you need 12 of them to get you up to 18V, that's only enough batteries for three complete changes (you'd need to buy another pack to get your three full battery changes).  Is that enough to get through a weekend?

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:-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ Ted, Robb, ANYONE ??? :'( :'( :'( :'(

I would love to have one to run at the local shows. And also as small as possible! >:D >:D >:D >:D

You do realize that it will take close to 12 AA batteries (at 1.5v) to get you toward optimum voltage and still have around half the running time that you would get with a tekkeon or the battery above. 12 AA batteries together is almost the size of the sax.....

Yes, Page, I'm aware of that. Actually, rechargeable AA's are only 1.2v ;)

So I realize I would need a lot, but I don't care because I already own [32] x 2300mah NIMH AA BAtteries that I use with my LittleBox and M10. That's why Id rather my external powering being done with AA's :P ;) That way I wont lose power AT ALL during festivals WITHOUT RECHARGING :) That's the KEY. WITHOUT RECHARGING ;) I usually try to record every set at festivals, and that just doesn't allow CONTINUOUS RECORDING :( I HAVE to change batteries. But whatever :P

So ANY HELP PLEASE ??? Ted, I can DEF wait til you get back around. Safe travels and I'll hit you up when you get back :)

But since you need 12 of them to get you up to 18V, that's only enough batteries for three complete changes (you'd need to buy another pack to get your three full battery changes).  Is that enough to get through a weekend?

Yes, and I can ALWAYS buy more batteries ;)
Recording Gear:
Schoeps MK 4 (MP) & MK 41V (MP) Capsules ->
Schoeps 250/0 KCY's X2 ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's x2 ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's x2 ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3 ->
SanDisk 128gb Extreme Pro & 64gb Ultra Plus

Portable Playback Gear:
Campfire Audio Andromeda & Dorado IEM's ->
Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax 3.5mm | FiiO LC 2.5c 2.5mm ->
Shanling Audio M5s | Sony NW-A35 DAP's

DAW:
Dell Inspiron 5570-5521 SLV Laptop
(Pentium i5/8gb RAM/256gb SSD)

http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/diskobean | http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/Bean420 | http://bt.etree.org/mytorrents.php

 

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