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Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box

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You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • 4-Pin Hirose Input
  • Set of 5 Hirose Outputs
  • 6A Auto-Resetting Breaker
  • Metal Construction with Powder Finish

The Battery Bud II from Cable Techniques is a lightweight and portable DC power distribution box that allows you to power multiple devices from a single battery or power source. The Battery Bud II accepts 12-18VDC power and uses standard 4-pin Hirose connectors. It offers a single power input and 5 outputs, all of which are on the bottom of the unit for seamless bag integration. An internal 6A electronic auto-resetting breaker prevents damage due to overload. A recessed power switch makes it easy to have a "master" switch for your whole bag of gear. The Battery Bud II has a lightweight metal construction with a removable belt clip and a durable powder coat finish.

Lightweight and compact design, ideal for field use
Accepts 12-18VDC power and uses standard 4-pin Hirose connectors
Single power input and 5 outputs, all of which are on the bottom of the unit for seamless bag integration
Internal 6A electronic auto-resetting breaker prevents damage due to overload
Recessed power switch makes it easy to have a "master" switch for your whole bag of gear
Metal construction with a removable belt clip and a durable powder coat finish
Connectors 1 x 4-Pin Hirose Input
5 x 4-Pin Hirose Outputs
Power 12-18VDC
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2 x 2 x 1.25" (51 x 51 x 32mm)
Weight 2.9 oz (82g)
Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Cable TechniquesBattery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)
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      5.0

      Great space saver!

      By jwill

      from joisey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

        Small footprint BDS that works well, only downside is that there is no switch/unswitched port...so it is either ALL ON or ALL OFF

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        4.0

        Great way to power your sound bag

        By thesoundguy2912

        from Perth, WA

        Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

        I bought this after I FINALLY got sick of buying 9v batteries to power UCR411s. I connected it to my NP-1 and bought a couple of hirose to lectro-powering connectors, and a hirose to hirose for my 664. It all runs super smoothly now, and the recessed switch on top is super handy

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        5.0

        Best Bag Power Distro System

        By Detroit Sound

        from Lapeer, MI

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

          Having owned the original Battery Bud for five years, I was glad they came out with the 5 outlet model. I currently run 3 Lectro 411s and 1 lectro Sr5BP receiver and 2 Lectro SMQV transmitters for hops, plus my 664 off of this.
          The money I save in AA lithiums from the hops will definitely more than pay for the BAtt Bud 2. The design and construction are well thought out for Location Sound Recordists who work out of a bag. It takes up minimum landscape in the bag. The mini Hirose connectors are rock solid. I have never had one pop off on me. But what do you expect from a Field Audio Genius like Peter Engh (Man behind Batt Bud)!
          . Whether you are starting out and building your kit or an experienced field sound mixer this power distro is worth purchasing.

          In our line of work, you literally get what you pay for!

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          5.0

          SAVES ME SO MUCH $$!!!

          By J - Sound Guy

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Film production
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

          This thing has already paid for itself I'm using it for production to power all my Lectro Lav's that require 2 9v's with 4 weeks of production I'm definitely glad I made the purchase as I have something after I'm done with this shoot it allows me to put more $ in my pocket!

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By Michael Maxwell

          from Melbourne Australia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

            Perfect Item for my 552, works well with my sennheiser EK3241's and Lectrosonic links

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Davideo

            from Berkeley Heights, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Soundie bag

            Comments about Cable Techniques Battery Bud II Portable DC Power Distribution Box:

            This is a great little power distro box. I use it with a Nomad 6 mixer, and a Lectro Quadbox. I power it with an Anton/Bauer Dionic 90 battery. It has a clip that hooks to your mixer bag. It does what it's supposed to! The on/off button connects to all of the outputs-no pass-through.

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