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Batt Box Advice
« on: April 13, 2024, 11:19:25 AM »
Looking to purchase a batt box with small footprint to run between my AT mics and recorders. Wanted to see opinions on members views of the Church Ugly vs, Church Bat 2B boxes and/or Sound Pro's options for 9v power (although I m having trouble finding 9v batt box options on Sound Pros site, only 12v)
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2024, 12:02:36 PM »
Sound pros SPSB 8 mkii


Same size as church ugly and way more reliable
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 12:03:36 PM »
Church Ugly has the smallest footprint. It's basically a cap atop the 9-volt battery. I've had one for years and it has never failed me.
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2024, 12:17:39 PM »
Church Ugly has the smallest footprint. It's basically a cap atop the 9-volt battery. I've had one for years and it has never failed me.

Does the battery stay connected tightly?  The bat 2 model looks more  secure. I am accident prone and want to mitigate any possible user errors in my chain.
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2024, 12:23:01 PM »
When did Church stop using the 9v cradle? The battery snaps in place, I would be weary of that top only clip.
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2024, 12:30:58 PM »
When did Church stop using the 9v cradle? The battery snaps in place, I would be weary of that top only clip.

I've had my UBB for a decade, and it's never had a cradle.

The clip is very secure. Occasionally if I have the box in my front pants pocket and sit down, it can get disconnected, but I've never had it come loose during a normal taping situation.

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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2024, 01:19:09 PM »
Church Ugly has the smallest footprint. It's basically a cap atop the 9-volt battery. I've had one for years and it has never failed me.

Does the battery stay connected tightly?  The bat 2 model looks more  secure. I am accident prone and want to mitigate any possible user errors in my chain.

I own them both. They are both extremely reliable. I have to say that the SP one failed me once in use because the battery did not remain securely attached in the box and rattled a bit, interrupting the connection. As I recall, I may not have succeeded in snapping the cover all the way shut . So you could say that it was my fault, but of course the Church one doesn't have a cover that you have to shut correctly. An extremely rare occurrence, but in contrast the church ugly never once fail to me in years and years of use. I like them both, but in all candor the Church one is easier to use, particularly in terms of replacing the battery. Please note that I am only addressing the nature of the two battery boxes themselves, and not the ease of actually purchasing one or the other from the vendor. In that respect, it's a lot easier to buy a product from Sound Professionals than it is from Church Audio, especially in terms of delivery time.

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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2024, 01:35:45 PM »
When did Church stop using the 9v cradle? The battery snaps in place, I would be weary of that top only clip.

I've had my UBB for a decade, and it's never had a cradle.

The clip is very secure. Occasionally if I have the box in my front pants pocket and sit down, it can get disconnected, but I've never had it come loose during a normal taping situation.


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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2024, 02:16:48 PM »
This is the Church product that I am referring to in my previous posts.
https://www.church-audio.com/shop/battery-boxes/ugly-battery-box/

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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2024, 06:22:00 PM »
This is the Church product that I am referring to in my previous posts.
https://www.church-audio.com/shop/battery-boxes/ugly-battery-box/

That's the one. It's great, if Chris actually has any to ship in your or his lifetimes.

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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2024, 06:47:57 PM »
This is the Church product that I am referring to in my previous posts.
https://www.church-audio.com/shop/battery-boxes/ugly-battery-box/

That's the one. It's great, if Chris actually has any to ship in your or his lifetimes.

True that. Keep your eyes peeled for used ones

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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2024, 07:08:08 PM »
This is the Church product that I am referring to in my previous posts.
https://www.church-audio.com/shop/battery-boxes/ugly-battery-box/

That's the one. It's great, if Chris actually has any to ship in your or his lifetimes.

It is great indeed. I have 2 of them. Not planning on parting with any of them anytime soon.
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2024, 10:46:58 PM »
Is 9V a strict requirement?

I've used a SP-SPSB-10 battery box for a bit over a decade now. It's been rock solid with my AT831's, but that battery box is 12V and not 9V. The batteries are a little less common than a household 9V battery, but I can still very easily walk into a grocery store or petrol station to grab one when I need it.

Meanwhile my Church Audio UBB shit the bed within a couple of months of owning it. Same as the CAFS I bought from him, they barely lasted a year with minimal use...
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Re: Batt Box Advice
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2024, 09:27:33 PM »
This is the Church product that I am referring to in my previous posts.
https://www.church-audio.com/shop/battery-boxes/ugly-battery-box/

That's the one. It's great, if Chris actually has any to ship in your or his lifetimes.

Let alone sending you a working one!

 

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