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Hello everyone,

 

I was wondering if any one of you ever tried to power their SD633 recorder, HFs, etc. via a usb powerbank, since these are incredibely cheap compared to other power sources. I just stumbled upon these usb/hirose cables on Amazon and was wondering if this would work:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Eonvic-Hirose-Power-Devices-Recorders/dp/B08B4QRRXR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1

 

Any thoughts? about voltage, intensity? My electric knowledge is really nonexistent... 

In my bag is a SD 633, a Wisycom MCR42 and a Sonosax SX-M2D2. They all have hirose power in.

Thanks by advance for your help!

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Another option would be something like these Talentcells:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=talentcell&crid=YO3GHYXIA1CZ&sprefix=talentc%2Caps%2C219&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_7

 

I've been using them for over a year with no issues. I'm not recommending them over a professional battery system, but I'd much rather use these than a USB step-up cable.

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On 10/27/2020 at 5:07 PM, Trouvier said:

Hello everyone,

 

I was wondering if any one of you ever tried to power their SD633 recorder, HFs, etc. via a usb powerbank, since these are incredibely cheap compared to other power sources. I just stumbled upon these usb/hirose cables on Amazon and was wondering if this would work:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Eonvic-Hirose-Power-Devices-Recorders/dp/B08B4QRRXR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1

 

Any thoughts? about voltage, intensity? My electric knowledge is really nonexistent... 

In my bag is a SD 633, a Wisycom MCR42 and a Sonosax SX-M2D2. They all have hirose power in.

Thanks by advance for your help!

Hey Trouvier,

 

In my experience Power Banks are not significantly cheaper than np-f 'L'  batteries (per Wh).  'L' batts fit directly to 6 / 8 series recorders and some have USB I/O. Very versatile.

The USB to Hirose cables are a good idea to have in back up or for a static rig but as secure as the Hirose end of the cable is, the USB end of the cable isn't and USB panel connectors get easily damaged. I use a HW battery mount in my bag to O/P 12 volts if needed from L series batteries and many bag devices will work from 7.2 anyway (eg MCR42). For c. cost of 1 Audioroot 96Wh battery you can buy nearly 6x 56Wh L series batteries - 3 times more power, 6 times more redundancy and you can double all those numbers as real world usage means you need at least 2 batteries packs (however good the brand is) as it would be 'suicide' otherwise. PBs are cheap but as your primary powering you are committing to a system totally reliant on a flakey connector. As a BU it's very good value though.

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