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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008, 06:45:28 PM »
I have a Tekkeon MyPower (variable voltage), a Initial DVD battery (9v), and a DigitalConcepts PP-99 (Variable) that will all power the V3.  The DVD battery is what I primarily use.  Just keep in mind that if you have it set to run at 6v it will run off of 9v just fine.  It will just run a little hot.

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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008, 06:56:52 PM »
They have a smaller version for $119 as well.  I actually recently bought a Tekkeon but may be sending it back. 

Where can one find a "WallyWorld"  DVD Battery?? 
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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008, 07:09:14 PM »
They have a smaller version for $119 as well.  I actually recently bought a Tekkeon but may be sending it back. 

Where can one find a "WallyWorld"  DVD Battery?? 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/375503-REG/Initial_RB270_RB_270_Universal_Rechargeable_Battery.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480307-REG/Impact_BPD8000_BPD_8000_Universal_Portable_Li_Ion.html

or ebay :)
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2008, 07:37:27 PM »
Wow 9volts/8000mah for $50.  I'll take two!! 

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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2008, 08:23:33 PM »
They have a smaller version for $119 as well.  I actually recently bought a Tekkeon but may be sending it back. 

Where can one find a "WallyWorld"  DVD Battery?? 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/375503-REG/Initial_RB270_RB_270_Universal_Rechargeable_Battery.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480307-REG/Impact_BPD8000_BPD_8000_Universal_Portable_Li_Ion.html

or ebay :)
Those are the puppies I use too...I have 4 of them, and they each carry a solid 4 to 5 hours of power for the V3. Never let me down.
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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2008, 01:47:31 PM »
They have a smaller version for $119 as well.  I actually recently bought a Tekkeon but may be sending it back. 

Where can one find a "WallyWorld"  DVD Battery?? 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/375503-REG/Initial_RB270_RB_270_Universal_Rechargeable_Battery.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480307-REG/Impact_BPD8000_BPD_8000_Universal_Portable_Li_Ion.html

or ebay :)


Those are the puppies I use too...I have 4 of them, and they each carry a solid 4 to 5 hours of power for the V3. Never let me down.

So, if I were to get this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/480307-REG/Impact_BPD8000_BPD_8000_Universal_Portable_Li_Ion.html

What cable do I need to go from this to the V3?  Is this the best option for the price?  Are there any that have an out for USB power as well?

Thanks!

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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2008, 01:53:04 PM »
I was using a 9v DVD battery to power my V3 but recently swapped that over to my R-44 which takes 9v-12v DC.  I now have a pair (second is a backup j.i.c.) of PP-99's that I have set to 6v that work great.


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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2008, 04:33:11 PM »
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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2008, 06:31:28 PM »
I recently bought the Tekeon 3300 that Grace sells for the 6-Volt version of the V3, which comes with the proper cable. This little battery is small and lightweight.

http://www.gracedesign.com/merch/merch.htm ; part C902, $150 plus $9 shipping.

I'm currently testing it, with 48 Volt phantom powering driving two Schoeps test plugs that draw the same current as a pair of their microphones. It's been driving the V3 for 6-1/2 hours so far, and the low power LED on the preamp still hasn't come on. I'll update this message when I see the LED come on, but this is already MUCH better than the heavy Gel Cell battery that I've been using for the past few years, with its bulky charger.

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P.S.: OK, that was a bit unexpected: It's now been about 6-3/4 hours since the test began, and some time in the past 15-20 minutes, the preamp switched itself off completely. Whether there were a few minutes in which the "LOW BATT" LED came on or not, I don't know.
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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2008, 07:39:34 PM »
P.S.: OK, that was a bit unexpected: It's now been about 6-3/4 hours since the test began, and some time in the past 15-20 minutes, the preamp switched itself off completely. Whether there were a few minutes in which the "LOW BATT" LED came on or not, I don't know.

Was the Tekkon set at 6v?  Did it get hot (batt)?  Did you check out to see if you got noise?  Fivefish studio guy said the Tekkon gave some lo level noise when running some of his first workings of the preamp he is designing for ts.com.

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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2008, 10:34:12 PM »
Not 6 Volts--the battery was set for 7.5 Volts.

Of course given that it's a higher-voltage battery internally, and is being dropped down to 7.5 or whatever the user sets, that explains why there wasn't a prolonged "LOW BATT" indication from the V3.

--best regards
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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2008, 01:24:45 AM »
Did the battery get hot?  Howabout the noise?

I ask as I have a Power Runner My Power 2300 (similar to the Tekkon which outputs multiple voltages, I think a 4AH Li-poly cell).  The regulator can sometimes cause noise in devices that provide high gain. 

I also need to run mine at 7.2V.  At 6V fully charged, the low-batt light seems to come on at 15 minutes but doesn't cut out immediately, tho I haven't tested it past more than a half hour after the light comes on.  At 7.2V it seems to be fine for a few hours (again, I have not tested it for more than 3 hours).

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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2008, 08:06:58 AM »
No, I didn't check for noise. But since the Tekeon battery puts out what is apparently a flat, steady voltage almost until it collapses, I'd rather make that test with a Gel-Cell battery whose output declines steadily.

Next weekend, if I have time I'll try that and let you know what I find. I have seen (actually, heard) that happen with the Denecke AD-20, so I agree that it's worth checking out.

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Re: Powering a V3 what do you guys recommend?
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2008, 11:11:52 AM »
Any update on the noise issues with the Tekkeon batteries?
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