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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 12:31:54 AM »
Do contact Tekkeon. Their CS rep (I think Chris though with my memory I wouldn't bet on it) indicated their warranties aren't written in stone and they often extend it some. All they can do is say that it is out of warranty but it will only cost a bit of your time to see if it is still covered. One of mine was about three weeks out and they replaced it; had a new one out the same day they received the old one.

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 03:39:18 PM »
Ugh.

Friday night: set up at a show with Battery B on the V2 at 6v. Only ran for a minute or so, the low-batt. light came on and it shut down  :( So something is bring besides/in addition to Battery A. I set Battery B to 12v, it ran for the rest of the night (about 2 hours).

Saturday night: started the show with Battery B at 12v, it shut down after 2.5 hours. Does running at 12v drain a battery that much faster than at 6v? I (obviously) know next to nothing about electricity. . .

Ended up fumbling back and forth with both batteries trying to get the whole show last night. Ended up with 3 cuts in my recording  :-[

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 03:47:18 PM »
Bummer.  Is there a 7.5v setting on yours?  Regardless, I'd take the advice of contacting Tekkeon. 
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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 04:00:44 PM »
Bummer.  Is there a 7.5v setting on yours?  Regardless, I'd take the advice of contacting Tekkeon.

Both batteries do have 7.5v settings, but it shuts down quickly at that setting. 12v is the minimum that will keep it running for a while . . .

Starting to wonder if it's not Grace that I need to contact  ???

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 08:02:20 PM »
Hmmm, can you try the Tekkeons on anything else? Other gear? Do you have an old SLA 6/12v to run the v2 to see if it works w/ a NON-Tekkeon battery ???
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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 08:04:11 PM »
No, no other gear on-hand, and all my SLAs died long ago.

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »
Could be a bad battery cable.
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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2012, 09:55:17 PM »
Could be a bad battery cable.

My buddy who brought the multimeter over said the cable tested OK, but we're gonna get together tomorrow or so and try that again. That's the only other thing that makes sense to me, as the batteries are completely different models bought at different times, so I can't see them failing at the same time . . ..

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 09:32:46 AM »
I'm betting on the battery cable having an intermittent short.  It is a common element in all of this, I recall.  And it has been described as being "jumbled around"....

When testing, I think you need to work it around, bend it, etc. You'll probably need a way to keep the probes firmly attached with some clips.

Can you post a pic of the cable?  Maybe we can diagnose it visually ;)

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 10:39:31 AM »
Cool, we'll have 4 hands when we test the cable so we can put the cable through its paces in the process  :)

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2012, 01:13:53 AM »
Battery cables esp copper ones should be replaced every couple of years.
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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2012, 04:10:26 AM »
I'm betting on the battery cable having an intermittent short.  It is a common element in all of this, I recall.  And it has been described as being "jumbled around"....

When testing, I think you need to work it around, bend it, etc. You'll probably need a way to keep the probes firmly attached with some clips.


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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2012, 05:20:20 PM »
Anyone know offhand what the name of the connector is used to go to the Tekkeons? Gonna test out the cable tonight. Would just build a new one if we can figure out where to get that part. . .

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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »
Listed at the bottom of the first post in the thread.
 http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=150794.0

The tekkeon web site sells straight and right angle cables for $8
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Re: Power-hungry V2?
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2012, 07:28:00 PM »
Listed at the bottom of the first post in the thread.
 http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=150794.0

The tekkeon web site sells straight and right angle cables for $8

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