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I'd like to keep caps in their cases, but I imagine there's some thread wear doing so? And do you all leave 9 volts in the nbox between use? Thanks!
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 06:17:15 PM »
Personally no on the caps, though there is a thread around here where I think DSatz notes with much more precision that an occasional removal can be good to make sure the contacts stay totally clean. 
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 06:43:14 PM »
I don't unscrew them and don't see why you ever would regularly.
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 07:10:51 PM »
In my nbox days, caps always stayed on collettes and batteries always came out of nbox.  Gaff-tape nbox lid shut instead of using screws.
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 07:23:22 PM »
In my nbox days, caps always stayed on collettes and batteries always came out of nbox.  Gaff-tape nbox lid shut instead of using screws.
Just my own preferences.

How I do it. 

I have a leather pouch  >:D that the plastic vials stay in with the caps in the vial while attached to the collettes.  That way they don't get banged up.  Gaffer, but I like the screws too.  Besides, think about it.  Get set up, find a spot, roll tape and leave.  Deal with the caps, batteries, and gaffers tape or screws later.
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 07:27:10 PM »
I don't leave the batts in the box when not in use. They typically go right back on the charger when I get home from a show.

I don't remove the caps from the cables unless I'm swapping caps. Like taking my mk5's off and putting the 41's on. Since I got a 2nd set of cables this happens far less frequently that it used to however every once in a while I do twist the caps to break the seal so to speak. Just to keep them from getting stuck on the cable. Really just a half a twist so I know they are able to separate if needed.
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 08:00:56 PM »
I don't leave the batts in the box when not in use. They typically go right back on the charger when I get home from a show.

I don't remove the caps from the cables unless I'm swapping caps. Like taking my mk5's off and putting the 41's on. Since I got a 2nd set of cables this happens far less frequently that it used to however every once in a while I do twist the caps to break the seal so to speak. Just to keep them from getting stuck on the cable. Really just a half a twist so I know they are able to separate if needed.

Yep, that's my story too.
And i gaff tape my box, don't bother with the screws.
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 08:39:06 PM »
Large rubber bands work well, like the ones that hold together a bunch of broccoli.

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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 08:56:31 PM »
I use a velcro cable tie. The one shown below is 24".


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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2015, 08:59:08 PM »
Gold as always, thanks guys!
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2015, 11:03:30 PM »
I don't leave the batts in the box when not in use. They typically go right back on the charger when I get home from a show.

I don't remove the caps from the cables unless I'm swapping caps. Like taking my mk5's off and putting the 41's on. Since I got a 2nd set of cables this happens far less frequently that it used to however every once in a while I do twist the caps to break the seal so to speak. Just to keep them from getting stuck on the cable. Really just a half a twist so I know they are able to separate if needed.

Yep, that's my story too.
And i gaff tape my box, don't bother with the screws.

Same here.  Only unscrew caps when switching caps

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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 11:10:29 PM »
I don't leave the batts in the box when not in use. They typically go right back on the charger when I get home from a show.

I don't remove the caps from the cables unless I'm swapping caps. Like taking my mk5's off and putting the 41's on. Since I got a 2nd set of cables this happens far less frequently that it used to however every once in a while I do twist the caps to break the seal so to speak. Just to keep them from getting stuck on the cable. Really just a half a twist so I know they are able to separate if needed.

Yep, that's my story too.
And i gaff tape my box, don't bother with the screws.

Same here.  Only unscrew caps when switching caps

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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2015, 11:38:29 PM »
And an FYI.....  35mm camera film "vials" lined with the proper amount of sticky-backed Velcro is a great way to protect capsules when attached to the collettes.

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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2015, 07:50:17 AM »
Caps on, batteries out. I also use a velcro band for the lid. Make sure to unplug the cable even if you take the caps off
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Re: Mk41>nbox.....Do you unscrew caps and remove batteries after each Show?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 09:38:21 AM »
Cable unplugged.  Batteries out.
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