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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2018, 12:50:25 PM »
Maybe I was mistaken about getting a green light with that battery. I'll double check.

From their site, though, it seems like operating in Low Power Mode is fine for my use, which is generally recording 4-channels with 2 phantom powered mics and a board feed. I don't use HDMI or USB A ports at all when recording. I assume there's no harm done to the unit by running in Low Power Mode?

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To fully power the MixPre-3 or MixPre-6 from a USB power source not listed above, you will need BOTH of the following:

    USB-C power source that is compliant with the USB powering specification and is able to output 7.5W
    USB-C cable that incorporates the correct pull-up resistors to identify itself as able to provide 7.5W

If either of these conditions are not met, the MixPre recorder will operate in low power mode: maximum 2x 48v phantom channels, no HDMI, no USB-A. You can still use all of the MixPre’s channels, but only a maximum of 2 can be phantom powered.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #196 on: July 24, 2018, 12:51:26 PM »
No reason not to use low power mode if it works for you.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2018, 03:12:34 PM »
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2018, 03:32:12 PM »
I get full power (green bar) with this battery:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KYUDAN4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and this cable:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GMZP2I6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with my MixPre-6.

The battery and cable are color coordinated too. :)
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #199 on: July 26, 2018, 03:41:18 PM »
I have the same battery and a white one.  Over 8 hours on each.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #200 on: July 26, 2018, 04:03:00 PM »
Three white ones for me and they are my go to power for this recorder.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #201 on: July 26, 2018, 09:19:59 PM »
That's a pretty compelling battery for $20 compared to the Anker. I'm in for one.

 

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