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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #225 on: January 20, 2020, 07:40:59 PM »
LIVIN ON THE EDGE!
Living on the edge is powering with USB and not even bothering to slap the silly 4xAA sled on there.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #226 on: January 21, 2020, 05:03:52 PM »
I bought one of these! 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382309-REG/hawk_woods_sd_2_mixpwr_sound_devices_mix_pre.html

I had the SD version that is hot swapable.  I prefer the L mount batteries, but didn't like that the mount off the side.  The Hawks-wood is much better for mounting, but not hot swapable.  I have some really high mah L series batteries and just switch them at set break to be safe.  I also bought the Hawks-wood battery sled used and got a killer deal. 

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.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #227 on: January 21, 2020, 05:12:55 PM »
hey J bell if you wanna test some L-series batts i can send some along that we have metrics for, on the zoom
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #228 on: September 08, 2020, 07:16:29 PM »
I bought one of those Hypergear batteries a lot of people are using (the red/black one 12000 mAh). Broke out the MixPre-6 today to record some vinyl at the battery is completely dead. No power. Won't charge.

Looking for a more reliable (and maybe smaller) option.

I need to get through a normal night of Phish where I can just leave everything on and get though a single night...so maybe 6-8 hours of on time.

Entirely USB-C would be ideal.

Any good current options?
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #229 on: September 08, 2020, 07:49:47 PM »
Oh, oh I need to check my battery too.
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #230 on: September 08, 2020, 07:49:57 PM »
I bought one of those Hypergear batteries a lot of people are using (the red/black one 12000 mAh). Broke out the MixPre-6 today to record some vinyl at the battery is completely dead. No power. Won't charge.

Looking for a more reliable (and maybe smaller) option.

I need to get through a normal night of Phish where I can just leave everything on and get though a single night...so maybe 6-8 hours of on time.

Entirely USB-C would be ideal.

Any good current options?

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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #231 on: September 08, 2020, 07:50:43 PM »
Oh, oh I need to check my battery too.

kep your li-ions disconnected and at about 40% charge in a cool space and they'll live a good, long life
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Re: Mix-Pre 3/6 USB Batteries (what works and what doesn't)
« Reply #232 on: September 08, 2020, 11:02:35 PM »
I bought one of those Hypergear batteries a lot of people are using (the red/black one 12000 mAh). Broke out the MixPre-6 today to record some vinyl at the battery is completely dead. No power. Won't charge.

Looking for a more reliable (and maybe smaller) option.

I need to get through a normal night of Phish where I can just leave everything on and get though a single night...so maybe 6-8 hours of on time.

Entirely USB-C would be ideal.

Any good current options?


I use the Anker 20100 mah PD+ packs and have never had an issue, besides once where I forgot to press the button to supply power via USB-C. They easily last all day at a festival.
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