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Cable Techniques MX-POWERSLED for Sound Devices MixPre-3 And MixPre-6
- For Sound Devices MixPre-3 & MixPre-6
- Secure Hirose 4-pin DC connection
- 9 to 24V DC Input Range
- Supplies Regulated DC Power
The Cable Techniques MX-POWERSLED is designed for use with the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 field recorders. It sports a Hirose 4-pin connector that attaches to the devices, supplying 7.2V to the recorder once it is connected, and accepting a DC input range of 9 to 24V from compatible, rechargeable batteries such as Li-ion NP-1 or smart batteries. As such, this device obviates the need for AA batteries and battery sleds, as well as the need for USB power. The former can often cost more money in the long run, while the latter doesn’t necessarily provide a secure enough connection for moving about in the field— obviously, no one wants to lose power in the middle of a shoot. Lightweight at 3.2 oz, the MX-POWERSLED can integrate into DC distribution systems, and can complement a bag rig replete with recorders, wireless receivers, and more, all powered by a single host.
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How long does it last?
How long does it last?
Thank you for your question. It will depend on size of battery and the amount of channels you are using with phantom power.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Is this compatible with the newer versions of the ...
Is this compatible with the newer versions of the Mix Pre series? I have one, it works well with the Mix Pre 3 v1 but doesn't seem to seat correctly on my Mix Pre 6 II
The B&H staff recommended an LMount bettery sled. However if you're looking for a Hirose input, Sound devices makes one that claims to be compatible with the series ii mixpre's. I have not personally tested it. BH #SOMXHIROSE
Date published: 2022-03-25
will this work with Mix Pre 3 II which is rated ...
will this work with Mix Pre 3 II which is rated at 5V?
Yes the Cable Techniques MX-POWERSLED will work fine with the MixPre 3 or 6. The recorder regulates the voltage required not the battery sled.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Can someone recommend a Hirose MALE 4 pin to ...
Can someone recommend a Hirose MALE 4 pin to D-Tap cable for this? I want to power my MixPre6 with a V-mount battery.
The Remote Audio Anton Bauer PowerTap to 4-Pin Male Hirose DC Power Cable (BH #RECAPTAPHIR) is a great cable option to connect a D-Tap power source to the Cable Techniques MX-POWERSLED for Sound Devices MixPre-3 And MixPre-6: https://bhpho.to/3b8c7JE
Date published: 2022-06-19
Does this unit regulate power? I want to use this ...
Does this unit regulate power? I want to use this with a V-mount battery, but concerned about sending too much voltage to my MixPre-6 (original version). I can't find any power voltage specs in the MixPre owner manuals.
I have used that part with a vmount battery and it works great!
Date published: 2022-05-06
can I connect this to a usb power bank? what ...
can I connect this to a usb power bank? what cable do I need?
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1567075-REG/anker_a1231011_powercore_slim_10000mah_portable.html?sts=pi&pim=Y This is the recommended power bank, you can use it with this adapter cable: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1353406-REG/zoom_dhc_1_dc_to_hirose_cable.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Date published: 2021-01-19
Does the sled attach securely to either the ...
Does the sled attach securely to either the Mixpre 3 or the Mixpre 6?
Yes this will fit Sound Devices Mixpre like a glove secure.
Date published: 2021-03-15
If I got this for a MixPre 3 and a Hirose 4-pin to D-Tap/P-Tap cable, would I be able to power it off v-lock batteries with a D-Tap/P-Tap out?Also, If it was to be configured under a camera with v-lock power could it split and share power to both devices or is there load limits, etc?Trying to run it off a RED Raven, but also have the ability to power it separately off v-lock batteries.
Question #1) Yes, that should work fine. The MX-Powersled has a large input voltage range of 9 to 24 volts DC, and can accept power from any source that can be wired to the four pin Hirose DC standard, and supply the 7 to 9 watts the Mixpre 3/6 requires. I have used mine with an NP-1 cup to Hirose cable, AC adapter, as well as a car battery alligator clip cable with no problems. Question #2) There should be no issues with sharing a battery between both devices (with a commensurate decrease in overall run time). As indicated above, the Mixpre 3/6 needs about 7-9 watts to run with phantoms on all inputs, less without phantom.The Mixpre-3/6 is a fantastic piece of equipment that is extremely flexible and great sounding. Good Luck!
Date published: 2018-08-27