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iPower 700 runtime in IFB

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Curious at what the new iPower 700’s run time is in a Lectro IFB. I have the 520s, and they're older. They are good for about 8 hrs. Will the new ones make it through a 12 hour day?

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Based solely on tech specs:  When new, and if both are accurately rated, if a 520 gets eight hours, a 700 should get about ten-and-three-quarter hours.

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Not trying to be funny, but why not swap them at lunch? It will have a marginal effect on overall battery purchase replacement formula, and will insure the IFB doesn't die at an inopportune moment. You can keep running your 520s.

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I've had varied experiences. Most get about 10 hours but sometimes shorter and sometimes longer. 

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For me, mostly working solo these days, the standard for battery life in all categories is all-day.  The less critical and "in front of me" the device, the more this applies.  By myself I don't want to go around and do a check+swap on a bucket of Comteks and IFBs, ditto talent wireless, ditto Lockits, ditto slate--gear that has gone out for the day more or less.  I'm glad to hear that iPower 700s cam make it to 10 hrs in IFBs--that makes them attractive to me.  I assume their life in 216 RX is even better?

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In my experience, the iPower 700s and 520s work easily in Comtek 216 receivers all day, if not several days.

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1 hour ago, Jim Rillie said:

In my experience, the iPower 700s and 520s work easily in Comtek 216 receivers all day, if not several days.

Thanks.  How about R1A?

 

 

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For R1a's the 520, if not changed at lunch,  would start dropping out on the last scene of a 10hr shoot day. No fun.

In general 700's get through the last scene, but I prefer to change at lunch anyway.

 

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