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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #315 on: September 19, 2022, 02:44:15 PM »
Such a pimp...

I too think of the AAs as primarily a bridge to cover an outage of external power, and check the teeny battery icon on the mp every hour or so to make sure it's showing external power rather than batts.

Soo teeny, or maybe it's my old eyes 😀

I have a post-it taped to the front of my MP6 reminding me to check that the timer is counting so that I know I actually pressed record.  I should add a reminder to check the battery icon too.  I can't see shit anymore, especially in a dark venue

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #316 on: September 19, 2022, 10:09:06 PM »
My guess is that the super short times with the 4 AA sled is with alkalines?
yes my 35 min experience is with cheap AA Alkalines

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #317 on: September 24, 2022, 11:46:57 AM »
I too think of the AAs as primarily a bridge to cover an outage of external power, and check the teeny battery icon on the mp every hour or so to make sure it's showing external power rather than batts. So teeny, or maybe it's my old eyes 😀

I have a post-it taped to the front of my MP6 reminding me to check that the timer is counting so that I know I actually pressed record.  I should add a reminder to check the battery icon too.  I can't see shit anymore, especially in a dark venue

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #318 on: September 24, 2022, 08:20:33 PM »
I have a post-it taped to the front of my MP6 reminding me to check that the timer is counting so that I know I actually pressed record.  I should add a reminder to check the battery icon too.  I can't see shit anymore, especially in a dark venue
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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #319 on: October 01, 2022, 03:57:38 AM »
A little feedback.

I went a head and bought 8 pcs PKCell nimh cells from Amazon.de
https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/PKCell%20AA%202600mAh%20(Green-silver)%20UK.html

Unfortunately these cells did not perform at all.
Some was DOA and refused to take charge, other cells showed a capacity of only a few hundred mAh.
Two cells out of eight managed to reach their nominal capacity.

I returned all to Amazon.

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #320 on: October 01, 2022, 05:13:11 AM »
A little feedback.

I went a head and bought 8 pcs PKCell nimh cells from Amazon.de
https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/PKCell%20AA%202600mAh%20(Green-silver)%20UK.html

Unfortunately these cells did not perform at all.
Some was DOA and refused to take charge, other cells showed a capacity of only a few hundred mAh.
Two cells out of eight managed to reach their nominal capacity.

I returned all to Amazon.
thats a bummer

i hope you left a review

i have one of the battery refresher/testers and ive seen some that test at 70% of rated capacity. went straight back

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #321 on: Yesterday at 01:47:53 AM »
A little feedback.

I went a head and bought 8 pcs PKCell nimh cells from Amazon.de


...

I returned all to Amazon.


was this from a third-party seller, or from clamazon's own warehouse?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #322 on: Yesterday at 02:05:22 AM »
They were sold by akku.gmbh and fulfilled by Amazon.
Gonna try the Ansmann instead.

was this from a third-party seller, or from clamazon's own warehouse?

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Re: Sound Devices MixPre-3 and 6, Part 7
« Reply #323 on: Yesterday at 02:24:54 AM »
Such a pimp...

I too think of the AAs as primarily a bridge to cover an outage of external power, and check the teeny battery icon on the mp every hour or so to make sure it's showing external power rather than batts.

Soo teeny, or maybe it's my old eyes 😀

I have a post-it taped to the front of my MP6 reminding me to check that the timer is counting so that I know I actually pressed record.  I should add a reminder to check the battery icon too.  I can't see shit anymore, especially in a dark venue

/s/ The Eneloop Pimp

Isn't it easier to look for the red "record" light?

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