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Old January 16th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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battery power options for mic pre-amp?

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Does anyone know of a battery option that i could buy for my studio microphone pre-amps? I have several good ones that run off standard AC wall-warts that supply DC power to the pre-amp. I thought if i can use battery power on my pre-amps i can save some money for field use.

many thanks for any pointers.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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Depends, of course, on what your preamp needs for power. FWIW, I made several battery packs for field use for Rolls mixer/preamps, which take 12 volts at very small amperage, from 8-cell AA battery holders, some wire and cable ties, and the appropriate output connector, all bought at my local Radio Shack (tandy, I believe, in GB). Worked fine for recording pool feeds and other ad-hoc stuff such as that....of course, have to treat these gently, they're not rugged military-spec gear, but works in a pinch. You could get fancy with the basic battery holder and enclose it in a case of some sort, I suppose.../ Battle Vaughan
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Old January 16th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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I run mine from a belt pack.
Battery Packs & Belts

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Old January 16th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Battle, thanks, looks easy enough! So I will check Tandy for the right bits and bobs thanks.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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Bill, thanks, huge amount of choice and price, how did you decide which one to get? And which one did you get?
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Old January 16th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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Sherif,

I knew I wanted a belt pack for the audio person. I added up the power needs of the equipment I wanted to use and this was the one I chose.

Bescor | PRB-12ATM Starved Electrolyte Battery Belt | PRB12ATM

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