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V3 battery
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:29:44 PM »
I've been using two Impact (BPD-8000) batteries to power my V3 for about 8 years now. They've recently become unreliable but I've gotten my monies worth no doubt. What is a replacement recommendation?

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 09:06:28 PM »
You could use the same batteries as you do for your 744 if you want to. That's what I use for my V3. Just wire your cable for the V3 to a sled like the 744 batts slide in to. Very simple to wire up or you could have one of our TS cable guys do it. For me it was a no brainer since I had a few batteries for my 722 and they're relatively inexpensive.

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 10:11:47 AM »
I have been using a Naztech BP15000 with my V3.
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 10:19:16 AM »
Where did you obtain the 744-like sled?

I too have a Naztech PB15000 to use with my V3.


You could use the same batteries as you do for your 744 if you want to. That's what I use for my V3. Just wire your cable for the V3 to a sled like the 744 batts slide in to. Very simple to wire up or you could have one of our TS cable guys do it. For me it was a no brainer since I had a few batteries for my 722 and they're relatively inexpensive.



« Last Edit: August 14, 2016, 11:28:46 AM by dactylus »
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 06:35:37 PM »
The sled comes from the wall chargers used to charge those type batteries. Got mine off ebay for less than $5. The sled attaches to the part that sticks in the wall. You unscrew the back and solder your cable to the contacts. Wish I had taken pics but it was quite simple and I'm not that handy with an iron.
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2016, 11:30:30 AM »
The sled comes from the wall chargers used to charge those type batteries. Got mine off ebay for less than $5. The sled attaches to the part that sticks in the wall. You unscrew the back and solder your cable to the contacts. Wish I had taken pics but it was quite simple and I'm not that handy with an iron.

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 01:12:56 PM »
Thanks for all the recommendations! I ended up buying Naztech BP15000 for $83.50 on eBay. Now I need the get the interconnect between the battery and the V3. Naturally, the one I've used for the Impact batteries won't fit. It's been many years now but I think Maybe Ted (or Darktrain?) made it? Where has others gotten their's?

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 01:42:30 PM »
Thanks for all the recommendations! I ended up buying Naztech BP15000 for $83.50 on eBay. Now I need the get the interconnect between the battery and the V3. Naturally, the one I've used for the Impact batteries won't fit. It's been many years now but I think Maybe Ted (or Darktrain?) made it? Where has others gotten their's?

Ted made mine.
Mics: AKG c480b's, c460b's, c452eb's ( A60's, A51's ,A61's CK61, CK63, CK1, CK3 CK22, CK8), Studio Projects B3's Church Audio CA-11 ( Card and Omni)
Cables: Segue Dogstar Cables, Darktrain Silver Cables, Canare Starquad Cables
Pres: Lunatec V3, Naiant BiggerBox, Edirol UA-5, CA-9100 
Recorders: Sony M10 x 2, Tascam DR-100mkii,Tascam DR-40, Edirol R-44
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 03:31:52 PM »
The Memorex DVD battery I use for my V3 which is heavy as hell has finally given up holding a charge. How much does that 744 sled weigh and how long does the charge last?
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 07:26:56 PM »
Before i look for another DVD to power my V3, has anyone found anything smaller they recommend?

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 05:43:06 PM »
The Memorex DVD battery I use for my V3 which is heavy as hell has finally given up holding a charge. How much does that 744 sled weigh and how long does the charge last?

sled is super light, less than 10 oz I'm sure. Runtime depends on the battery. I use a 7.4v 7200 mah battery and I run it for 3hr shows no problem. Haven't really tested it to see how long it would go.

here's a pic of the battery, sled, and a Tekkeon for the size comparison.

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 11:23:47 PM »
Thanks!
I will now start the troublesome task of hunting down those parts!
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 07:32:09 AM »
Thanks!
I will now start the troublesome task of hunting down those parts!

Less than 10 min on ebay and you should have batteries and a sled. Tgakidis or darktrain can make the cable.


this should work. You'll need a second charger to charge your batteries though.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kastar-Battery-and-Normal-Charger-Kit-for-Sony-NP-F975-NP-F970-NP-F960-NP-F950-/252592505919?var=&hash=item3acfafc43f:m:mueSS7gcqzE9IRqNMNnL05Q

here's a few pics of how it works.
Here's the unit all together.


The sled slides out.


with the sled out and flipped over.
take out 4 screws. there's two wires in there that connect to the two silver tabs you see in the pic. The tabs will be removed.
you'll take your cable that goes from the V3 and solder positive to pos and neg to neg.
I filled the case with some hot glue to stabilize the cable then put the cover back on the sled.
I'm sure one of the cable guys would do this all for you if you shipped them the sled.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 10:06:30 AM by fsulloway »
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DR680, M10

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 11:12:42 PM »
Wow! I will jump on that and try to make one!

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2016, 07:06:28 PM »
So I ordered those parts and batteries and they arrived today. I figured there would be no way that I'd be able to pull this off but it seems pretty straightforward. There are even symbols for pos and neg on the front by the poles.

Its a pretty bulky form factor compared to the DVD battery when trying to cram it into a bag with the V3 but certainly less weight. Kind of like the difference between a CAugly and a CA9200. One fits better but its bigger.

Here's my question:
Do I keep the square piece that's soldered to the connections or remove it?
I assume that it is for the charger part and not important, but who knows?


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