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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #210 on: November 07, 2019, 01:56:29 PM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2019, 02:06:15 PM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah


I really like Anker's PowerCore 10,000 PD. Super small and light for its capacity.
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-10000-pd/A1235011
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #212 on: November 07, 2019, 02:07:27 PM »
I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah

still available on ebay and amazon just way overpriced!  glad I bought 2 when I did....
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #213 on: November 07, 2019, 02:12:05 PM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah


I really like Anker's PowerCore 10,000 PD. Super small and light for its capacity.
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-10000-pd/A1235011

Two on Amazon....both used!

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #214 on: November 07, 2019, 02:13:11 PM »
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15123&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIksPVtObY5QIVLR-tBh3OEAQ4EAQYASABEgJQcvD_BwE  Edit: click on the 10000mAh USB-C size to see the correct battery.

I use the monoprice usb c battery pack; similar to the hypergear. 10k mAh, will run the Mix Pre 6 for 3 hours or so, powering one set of mics plus a board feed. I have two and can hot swap them if one runs low.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 11:41:20 AM by So Many Roads »

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #215 on: November 07, 2019, 02:13:46 PM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah


I really like Anker's PowerCore 10,000 PD. Super small and light for its capacity.
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-10000-pd/A1235011

I have this PowerCore but initially had a major problem with charging it — I used an Anker USB-C charger and cord and it wouldn’t charge the PowerCore at all in a period spanning over 24 hours. I got a different charger and it worked — totally charged over an afternoon. Surprising given that you would think an all-Anker chain would be fine (and I love their products) but some online research revealed that this was a problem others were noticing. So keep an eye out for that!
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #216 on: November 08, 2019, 09:37:51 AM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah

I used this on the very unit you have: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-High-Capacity-Portable/dp/B014ZO46LK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=anker+powercore+usb-c+20100&qid=1573223803&sr=8-1
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #217 on: November 08, 2019, 05:30:53 PM »
^^^^+1 on this.

I have one of these for my 6ii and the USB-C connection is perfect for full power operation.

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #218 on: January 03, 2020, 06:14:44 PM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah


I really like Anker's PowerCore 10,000 PD. Super small and light for its capacity.
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-10000-pd/A1235011

Two on Amazon....both used!

Thanks Gordon...

This, I believe, is the new version of the Anker 10,000 PD:

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07PXMF52C/ref=dp_ob_title_wld

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #219 on: January 08, 2020, 03:51:12 PM »
Did my first test with Mixpre-3 II and Anker PowerCore Powerbank 10.000mah Power Delivery (PD) https://www.coolblue.nl/product/831382/anker-powercore-powerbank-10-000-mah-power-delivery-zwart.html

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Anker has 4 small blue lights on the side. When fully charged they are OFF. In use they are all ON and with capacity getting lower the lights drop one by one. The last remaining light flickers ON and OFF.

Happy with these results.

This Anker is small. Has no ON or OFF button, just connect to the mixpre with USB C and switch it on. You can recharge this Anker via the adapter that comes with the mixpre (USB C), so there is no real need to buy an extra one.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #220 on: January 14, 2020, 12:03:36 AM »
Just joined the MixPre 6 gang...a lot of the recommended smaller batteries are no longer available except used-referbs...

What are the current recommendations? I liked the size - capacity of the HyperGear 12,000mah


I really like Anker's PowerCore 10,000 PD. Super small and light for its capacity.
https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powercore-10000-pd/A1235011

Two on Amazon....both used!

Thanks Gordon...

This, I believe, is the new version of the Anker 10,000 PD:

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07PXMF52C/ref=dp_ob_title_wld

wow those were $30 last week. the price on these batteries jump around so much

heres OG version (higher max output 28W total both outputs) for $25, "amazon renewed" (prob just returns):

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-10000mAh-Portable-Delivery/dp/B07TCS3RPM
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #221 on: January 20, 2020, 08:22:10 AM »
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15123&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIksPVtObY5QIVLR-tBh3OEAQ4EAQYASABEgJQcvD_BwE  Edit: click on the 10000mAh USB-C size to see the correct battery.

I use the monoprice usb c battery pack; similar to the hypergear. 10k mAh, will run the Mix Pre 6 for 3 hours or so, powering one set of mics plus a board feed. I have two and can hot swap them if one runs low.
do you have a custom cable or what allows for the swap?
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #222 on: January 20, 2020, 08:41:29 AM »
semi-off topic, but now that i started using L-series batts on my zoom, i wouldnt hesitate to use them on the mixpre instead of the 8-AA sled. (i really dont consider the 4-AA sled all that useful except for as a backup power source

considering 8-AAs are around 5000 mA at 5V, almost any decent pair of L-series batts in the 2600-3000 mAh range should match or beat them on run time, and they are hot swappable unlike the AAs. and they make some big honkin ones as well, upwards of 10000 mAh, which could easily replace a usb-c battery without the cable fears

we'll be testing a bunch over here: https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=193221

ill circle back with recs, but i no longer have a mixpre. if anybody has an L-series mount i can pass a pair of known-good batts along to try, in a bit. 
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 08:50:55 AM by jerryfreak »

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #223 on: January 20, 2020, 04:19:38 PM »
hot swappable unlike the AAs
AA's can be hot-swapped while running IF YOU DARE TO USE THE USB.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
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