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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.



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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?

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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?

Thanks!
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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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Re: V3 battery
« 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.
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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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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2016, 03:02:08 PM »
Well I failed at this. I'll post pictures, but either I had a faulty wire or the wrong battery but after finishing I could get no power. The V3 still works, so I didn't fry anything. Love that giant heavy V3!
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2017, 01:28:01 PM »
Have a look here. What have I done wrong, potentially, that makes this not work? Is it possible that my cable has just gone bad? Here's the battery and the soldered connection, but I get no power to the V3.
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017, 04:25:12 PM »
probably stupid questions, but have you used a voltmeter to a) confirm the battery is providing power and b) confirm that the sled is receiving power from the battery (You could tap the soldier joints with the voltmeter probes).  If so, confirm that the cable connector (that plugs into the V3) is getting power and that polarity is not reversed. 

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:11 PM »
From the best I can tell it's wired up correctly assuming the blk wire with white stripe is in fact the positive. Here's another vote for using a volt meter. You'd have your answer in a minute.
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2017, 09:36:31 PM »
Another stupid question - Is the V3 a 6v or 12v and have you verified it is set to 6v?

If the V3 has been set to operate at 12v it will not turn on if the voltage is less then about 10v or so (maybe in the 9.5v range) - there is a procedure on how to change the voltage setting (used to be posted on the Grace website)

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2017, 12:57:02 PM »
Duh. didn't think of that Richard. Yep, so look at your old dvd battery and see what voltage it's set on. If it's set on 12v then these are the instructions to change it.

http://www.gracedesign.com/support/v3_voltage_calibration.pdf
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2017, 06:14:32 PM »
I love this place!
I have 2 DVD batteries and regularly swap them between the V3 and R44, so I guess I'd better learn some more stuff!
This as my attempt at trying something new... guess I learned the old fashioned way! At least I have not yet fried my V3!
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2017, 02:02:06 PM »
can someone tell me what voltage they run on the Natchez? mines a 6v V3
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2017, 03:09:36 PM »
I know nothing about Natchez units, but, always ran my 6v V2 with 7.2v Tekkeons so as not too stare at the low voltage light that would stay on when I had the Tekkeon at 6v...
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2017, 04:12:57 PM »
9V will work!

can someone tell me what voltage they run on the Natchez? mines a 6v V3
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2017, 09:26:15 PM »
can someone tell me what voltage they run on the Natchez? mines a 6v V3

I have a 6v V2 that I've run off of 9v Anker and DVD batteries for the last 3 years with no issues.
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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2017, 05:32:14 PM »
can someone tell me what voltage they run on the Natchez? mines a 6v V3

I have a 6v V2 that I've run off of 9v Anker and DVD batteries for the last 3 years with no issues.

Is this the Anker battery you use? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00935L44E/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3BEGVST7CUOVR&colid=MG7E9XCBJ0BY

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Re: V3 battery
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2017, 06:02:08 PM »
can someone tell me what voltage they run on the Natchez? mines a 6v V3

I have a 6v V2 that I've run off of 9v Anker and DVD batteries for the last 3 years with no issues.

Is this the Anker battery you use? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00935L44E/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3BEGVST7CUOVR&colid=MG7E9XCBJ0BY

I use a Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro2 20000mAh, but I just checked and it looks like it is no longer available. I bought it about 2 years ago, but I'm sure Anker has released an updated version since then.
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