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Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« on: September 16, 2015, 09:17:54 AM »
Sorry, I've used the search option but haven't found a solid and safe recommendation. I've heard that you need to use a variable power source, so as to not fry the unit.

Anyone with a strong and safe recommendation that doesn't cost as much as the unit?

Thanks!

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 11:57:43 AM »
Bump. .....anyone?

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 12:12:30 PM »
The generally accepted rule (not universally though, I don't believe) is the auto voltage selecting Tekkeon batteries wouldn't always recognize the proper voltage for the 680 and could fry the unit.  You just need a battery that reliably puts out what it advertises.  I believe the Tekkeons mistakenly supplying over 12v was what was causing issues for a few people.

I've had fine results with the knock off Naztech battery that was popular for a second (sorry can't find a link), as well as the old Tekkeon 3300 that saw a huge collection sold cheap on ebay a little while ago.  I've also used 9v DVD batteries with no issue.

A battery that supplies a reliable 12 or 9v output should do fine.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 12:19:36 PM »
I just used the Naztech external all weekend at LOCKn that Tonedeaf hipped me to and it worked like a champ. No issues and it comes with a tip that fit perfectly.  Ran it a 9V.
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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 01:04:22 PM »
I use Tekkeon myPower ALL plus (Model No. MP3450 R3), problem free for a couple years now.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 04:22:26 PM »
Any part# or place to purchase the recommended batteries. Will my 12 volt lead acid batteries be fine. I can run a volt meter on them to make sure they are 12 volts.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 04:34:33 PM »
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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 09:03:07 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2015, 02:55:24 AM »
Wally World 9v DVD bats work fine.  Everyone has 3 or 4 of these still, right?
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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 08:56:01 PM »
Hi guys

Am new here. Love my DR 680 but need good external power. One guy mentioned Wally World which I can't find anywhere.

So are best solutions external power like Naztech or does anyone use Nimh AA?

I remember using Roland recorder very similar to 680 that burned through AA like crazy.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2017, 06:15:38 AM »
The most reasonably priced solution is the Talentcell line of batteries. The section consensus for reliability would be the Naztech PB15000. I'm running a Maxoak K2 that is massive and heavy, but will run it for 3 1/2 days of festy fun.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 09:59:45 PM »
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 11:52:18 PM »
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
See details here:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176030.msg2177643;topicseen#msg2177643

Same here!  Get 2 if your going to festival and swap as necessary.  Approx 10hr to full charge.

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Re: Tascam DR 680 external battery recommendation?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 03:18:56 PM »
I've been very happy using the TalentCell battery with my DR-680mkII
See details here:

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=176030.msg2177643;topicseen#msg2177643

Same here!  Get 2 if your going to festival and swap as necessary.  Approx 10hr to full charge.

https://www.amazon.com/TalentCell-Rechargeable-11000mAh-14500mAh-26400mAh/dp/B016BJCRUO?th=1

Thanks for the recommendation fellows.  I'm expecting one to arrive in a few days for use at Wanee next week.
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