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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2017, 11:50:26 AM »
Anyone test the AA life of the mix pre 3?

Numerous people have posted about this in the regular Mix-Pre thread. There are a lot of variations. I believe all the postings were about using a 2 phantom powered mics. I personally get about 2.5 hours, but less if the rechargeable batteries I'm using at any one time have already been recharged numerous times over the years. Some folks get less, a few get more. Of course if you are using dynamic mics you should get a lot more time out of batteries.

Thanks for the summary, much appreciated. Had thought of turning my two warm mod 661s into a mixpre 3 but that battery life is cutting it too close for me, that's about what my 661s do mic in. Still, what a cool little box.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2017, 12:05:18 PM »
Remember there are a lot of powering options including the 8 AA battery sled, the Sony battery option (which apparently gets very long life), and some other powering options. Still the MixPre-3 would not be for you ... but I wouldn't let batteries get in the way. There are several nice powering options. I only need about 2 hours max at a time, so I'm happy as is. Otherwise I'd go with some of the higher end options.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
Anyone test the AA life of the mix pre 3?

This is just a baseline test, but I recorded a SBD feed (with lowered LED and LCDs) and got well over 5 hours with the 8 battery sled. And the plug was still green when I turned the deck off.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2017, 01:43:47 AM »
A guy on the facebook mixpre users group said this battery usb-C to usc-C ran his Mixpre-3 for 22.75 hours. 

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1497245804&sr=1-2&keywords=ravpower+26%2C800

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2017, 11:15:56 AM »
this is too confusing.

y'all figure it out and pm me with the winner when it's all settled, please. 
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2017, 08:14:36 AM »
As far as Ankers go, I'd assume this bundle would work, as well? Includes charger and USB-C to USB-C cable...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PRW/ref=psdc_7073960011_t2_B01K6TA748

Yes I believe that should work. Pretty good deal as the cables and charger are worth $35-40.

Confirming. Definitely works!

Very similar dimensions to the 20100 mAh model on the SD approved list, while providing significantly more capacity.

Also, supports USB-C Power Delivery (PD) spec, which (rapid) charges my Google Pixel XL, among other things.
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2017, 08:59:31 PM by jbell »
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2017, 08:57:08 PM »
Used this battery for Dead & Co on Saturday. No USBc ports, so had to use the supplied cable in two USBa ports (one USBa port gave the orange power signal).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01JIWQPMW/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The MixPre6 was VERY hot to the touch at the end of the show. Too much power? Or do I just need better ventilation inside the bag? It was running for about five hours consecutively...
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #70 on: June 15, 2017, 04:12:36 PM »
http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/ have made some 4 pin regulated Hirose power adapter prototypes that they say should be up for sale in a few weeks. 


Found on the SD MP3/6 FB forum.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2017, 04:51:49 PM »
http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/ have made some 4 pin regulated Hirose power adapter prototypes that they say should be up for sale in a few weeks. 


Found on the SD MP3/6 FB forum.

That is exactly what I want!!!

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
Can you still have the AA batteries in the sled as back ups?? 

http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/ have made some 4 pin regulated Hirose power adapter prototypes that they say should be up for sale in a few weeks. 


Found on the SD MP3/6 FB forum.

That is exactly what I want!!!
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 07:11:25 PM by jbell »
Microtech Gefell m20's> Nbob KCY> Naiant PFA(60v) or AKG ck61's & ck63's> Naiant Actives> Sound Devices Mixpre-6 @24/48

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #73 on: June 15, 2017, 05:38:09 PM »
From FB:

"We tried but we had to fill it with a dummy solution and regulators"

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2017, 12:00:03 AM »
http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/ have made some 4 pin regulated Hirose power adapter prototypes that they say should be up for sale in a few weeks. 


Found on the SD MP3/6 FB forum.

These were posted to the Facebook user page too.  Curious to see how much they cost. 

For those with Naztech 15000 it works just fine with the right angle usb-a to usb-c cable Ted posted.
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