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#1 Dan Durbin

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:48 AM

Battery life on the Marantz PMD660 Recorder is short when you use a +48V phantom powered microphone (i.e. Sennheiser MKH416). Do others have this problem? I have thought about powering it with an IDX E-7S rechargeable battery pack (14.8V, 4.8Ah), but have been unable to find a converter from 14.8V to the 5V power input on the PMD660. Any thoughts?
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#2 Andre Boisvert

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 11:05 AM

A switching regulator will do the trick;
http://www.dimension...om/DE-SW050.htm
It'll bring anything up to 30V down to 5V. I have the 3.3V version to power my Edirol R-09 off my 12V bag supply. 3 months so far, no problems.
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#3 Dan Durbin

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

Andre,

Thank you for passing this along. This is exactly what is needed.

Dan
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