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Offline alienbobz

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R4 Battery help
« on: September 04, 2013, 02:22:52 AM »
Hey guys, I am getting back into taping. I have a Busman Modded R4. I used to run the Wally World batteries, but they seem to be dying on me. I know at least one is dead and the rest don't seem to run that well. I have to switch out the batteries mid show just to be safe. I am looking for something that will last the whole show, if not more. I also prefer to not spend more than $100 if possible. Thanks!
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 06:59:40 AM »
Naztech PB15000 Universal Power Bank Charger / 9,12,16,18,19,20,21v & 5v USB Port   / Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007URKIGC/

You will need to build or buy a reverese polarity cable (Size N, 5.50mm OD × 2.50mm ID > Size M, 5.50mm OD x 2.10mm ID)
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 07:16:01 AM »
Hey guys, I am getting back into taping. I have a Busman Modded R4. I used to run the Wally World batteries, but they seem to be dying on me. I know at least one is dead and the rest don't seem to run that well. I have to switch out the batteries mid show just to be safe. I am looking for something that will last the whole show, if not more. I also prefer to not spend more than $100 if possible. Thanks!

Another option is check with kirkd, I believe he still rebuilds the WallyWorld DVD batteries.

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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 07:50:00 AM »
Hey guys, I am getting back into taping. I have a Busman Modded R4. I used to run the Wally World batteries, but they seem to be dying on me. I know at least one is dead and the rest don't seem to run that well. I have to switch out the batteries mid show just to be safe. I am looking for something that will last the whole show, if not more. I also prefer to not spend more than $100 if possible. Thanks!

Another option is check with kirkd, I believe he still rebuilds the WallyWorld DVD batteries.

Beat me to the punch. I, too, would hit up KirkD. Fellow tapers seem to be very happy with the DVD batteries once he rebuilds them :) And its probably much cheaper than buying new batteries!!! Or you could just sell the R4 and get a different deck or instead of an all-in-one deck, you could save a bunch of cash and go with a preamp>M10 rig, which would last a LOT LONGER than a whole show. I can run my M10s for around 20hrs each with 3 year old Energizer 2300mah AAs ;) Plus its WAY SMALLER than an R4!!!

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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 10:22:44 AM »
TGA - How long does that battery typically last? Would the cable be a radio shack one or would I have to get a different one?

Flipp & Bean - Thanks for the advice on the replacing the batteries. I will have to figure out how much that would cost me and decide what to do. I have about 3-4 wally-world batteries.

Bean - Not sure I can switch out my recorder right now. Part of the reason I decided to keep my rig was because I wasn't getting much offers on it. Plus I just love the ability to run four mics. 
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 10:45:18 AM »
TGA - How long does that battery typically last? Would the cable be a radio shack one or would I have to get a different one?


Not sure how long but definately as long if not longer then a typically Wally world batt.  The rat-shack cable would be fine,  N-tip > M-tip reverse polarity.  If you have one already you would just replace the B-Tip with a N-tip.
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 10:48:16 AM »
Well my Wally-World batteries seemed to only last 2-3 hours before I had to change them. Granted I got worried at shows because I did have one run out of juice a few years ago. I usually have to change out the batteries just to be safe.
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 11:07:09 AM »
what mAh is it?  I have seen manny different mAh DVD batteries including 2555, 4800, 5400 or 6000 mAh.  For our uses i wouldn't even bother with anything less then 5400.
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Re: R4 Battery help
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 11:11:06 AM »
5400.
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