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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2019, 08:33:54 PM »
Me too.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2019, 12:03:56 PM »
I make myself tape more when i get new shit!

Of course I now *need* to buy an FP-24 to run a third set of SDCs in the mixpre6...

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2019, 01:35:20 PM »
Perfect - I need to sell an FP-24 to help fund my MP-6 purchase!

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2019, 04:09:29 PM »
Last night was the first time the MixPre-6 let me down. Took it and 8 freshly charged NiMH batteries to a show. After about an hour, it shut down due to low battery. I guess I need to run some tests now to see whether this was a one-off incident or if one of my batteries is dead.
Long story short: better also run a USB battery pack next time as a backup. On the bright side, the show I taped pretty much sucked, so not much is lost.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2019, 04:13:10 PM »
Last night was the first time the MixPre-6 let me down. Took it and 8 freshly charged NiMH batteries to a show. After about an hour, it shut down due to low battery. I guess I need to run some tests now to see whether this was a one-off incident or if one of my batteries is dead.
Long story short: better also run a USB battery pack next time as a backup. On the bright side, the show I taped pretty much sucked, so not much is lost.

I've evolved to not trust AA batteries. I never run without the back-up.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2019, 09:38:45 PM »
Last night was the first time the MixPre-6 let me down. Took it and 8 freshly charged NiMH batteries to a show. After about an hour, it shut down due to low battery. I guess I need to run some tests now to see whether this was a one-off incident or if one of my batteries is dead.
Long story short: better also run a USB battery pack next time as a backup. On the bright side, the show I taped pretty much sucked, so not much is lost.

Neither my MixPre 3 or 6 has ever had a AA battery in them. I only use the Anker USB-C battery and can easily get 2 full 2-set shows off a single charge with a couple hours of power time left. I do have a pair of the Sony style batteries, but never bought the adapter for them.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2019, 04:41:25 PM »
I've evolved to not trust AA batteries. I never run without the back-up.

After having a similar experience where a fairly new set of 8xAA's croaked with less than an hour runtime, I also switched over to a USB cell for regular duty. RAVPower RP-PB19 in case anyone cares.
But I leave a set of 4 AA's on the back of my MP-6 as a backup (good for times when I forget to plug in the USB cell until after powering up!), and recharge them about once a month or so.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2019, 04:45:13 PM »
I've evolved to not trust AA batteries. I never run without the back-up.

After having a similar experience where a fairly new set of 8xAA's croaked with less than an hour runtime, I also switched over to a USB cell for regular duty. RAVPower RP-PB19 in case anyone cares.
But I leave a set of 4 AA's on the back of my MP-6 as a backup (good for times when I forget to plug in the USB cell until after powering up!), and recharge them about once a month or so.

Do you just use the stock Y cable that came with the unit for this battery pack? I have one of these and never tried it but if it works, it could be good as a backup.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2019, 06:20:51 PM »
I've evolved to not trust AA batteries. I never run without the back-up.

After having a similar experience where a fairly new set of 8xAA's croaked with less than an hour runtime, I also switched over to a USB cell for regular duty. RAVPower RP-PB19 in case anyone cares.
But I leave a set of 4 AA's on the back of my MP-6 as a backup (good for times when I forget to plug in the USB cell until after powering up!), and recharge them about once a month or so.

Do you just use the stock Y cable that came with the unit for this battery pack? I have one of these and never tried it but if it works, it could be good as a backup.

You just need a usb-c male to male cable, the shorter the better.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2019, 07:06:18 PM »
^ yuppers
Also, the y cable has 1 more plug to mess up, and has been implicated in much weirdness.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2019, 08:21:29 PM »
That power bank doesn't have a USB C port though, only micro USB and normal USB.
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2019, 08:35:15 PM »
The whole power thing has been revisited several times. Rwad the earlier parts of this thread and the mixpre power battery thread.

Summary

Don't use the y cable

If you want/insist on using a USB battery that doesnt have a USB-C output, understanding cables becomes important

The easiest battery to use ia USB-C battery and USB-c cable.

Eneloop AAs will get that 8 battery sled up to 3-5 hours
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2019, 10:07:32 PM »
The whole power thing has been revisited several times. Rwad the earlier parts of this thread and the mixpre power battery thread.

Summary

Don't use the y cable

If you want/insist on using a USB battery that doesnt have a USB-C output, understanding cables becomes important

The easiest battery to use ia USB-C battery and USB-c cable.

Eneloop AAs will get that 8 battery sled up to 3-5 hours

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2019, 10:42:25 PM »
I have two of the Anker batteries that SD recommends. I was curious on how the other poster got the other battery (that I just happen to have lying around) to work.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 6
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2019, 03:30:40 AM »
You just need a usb-c male to male cable, the shorter the better.

Bingo!
Doesn't get me full power, but I'm only running 2 channels of phantom, so works for my need.
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