Tascam BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders

Tascam BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders

Tascam BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders

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Tascam BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders

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  • Uses 6 AA Batteries
  • USB Power Output
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Connectors
  • For DR-40, DR-100, DR-05, and DR-07mkII

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Tascam BP-6AA overview

  • 1Description

The BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders from Tascam is an external battery pack designed to extend the life of your Tascam handheld audio recorder. The device operates on 6 AA batteries and provides power to the recorder via the included USB power cable.

The pack attaches to the recorder's 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket, and also offers a threaded socket of its own so you don't lose the ability to mount the recorder on a stand. A small removable attachment is included for mounting. This battery pack is compatible with the DR-40, DR-100, DR-05, and DR-07mkII recorders.

Greatly extends the life of your Tascam handheld audio recorder. For example, it increases the life of the DR-40 from 17.5 hours to over 50 hours
The device operates on 6 AA batteries and provides power to the recorder via the included USB power cable
Convenient on/off switch
The pack attaches to the recorder's 1/4"-20 threaded tripod socket, and also offers a threaded socket of its own so you don't lose the ability to mount the recorder on a stand. A small removable attachment is included for mounting
This battery pack is compatible with the DR-40, DR-100, DR-05, and DR-07mkII recorders
UPC: 043774027422
In the Box
Tascam BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders
  • USB to DC Power Cable
  • Mounting Attachment
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Tascam BP-6AA specs

    Battery Type 6 x AA batteries (alkaline or Ni-MH)
    Output Power 5VDC (4-pin USB type A)
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Main body: 2.6 x 4.49 x 1.14" (66 x 114 x 29mm)
    Attachment: 2.8 x 3.17 x 0.61" (71 x 81 x 16mm)
    Weight Main body: 3.6 oz (102g) (without batteries)
    Attachment: 1.27 oz (34g) (including washing and screw)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 3.5 x 2.7"

    Tascam BP-6AA reviews

    BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect documentary companion First of all this works great with dr100 ii, but i find it a very helpful product in general, as a versatile external power solution for low budget video production. I've had this unit with my dr100 ii since 2013 and it's been sleeping in my storage most of the time coz i rarely need to record that long. Recently i suddenly realized that this can be used as an emergency power source for my smartphone, and then of course any camera that takes in USB power input (in my case a Sony RX10 ii). Best of all, it has a 1/4'' tripod mount!!! So now i would just mount this unit to my rig, monopod or anywhere that takes the whole. With 6x high-cap rechargeable AA (2500 mAH each) that's 15000mAH in total! I can shoot 4-5 hours longer with this unit attached to my RX10ii. Just don't forget to turn it off when you don't need it.
    Date published: 2015-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for DR-100 if you use a dr-100 for field recording, you know that the lithium battery (bpl-2) does not last too long if phantom power is needed. i have 2 batteries and i run out of power every time. when this external battery came out, i bought it very fast to try it. for my surprise it works amazingly good. highly recommended. i use 6 duracell 2450 mah on it and it lasts for many, many hours using the phantom power on my dr-100. cheers
    Date published: 2011-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Battery Life! Bought this for my Tascam 100 and its amazing. This battery pack takes 6 batteries; i'm using rechargeable Energizers. With phantom power on i'm running a Senn. ME66 and a sony lav attached to the Tascam100 along with a sound devices 302 mixer with an np1 battery and i'm getting 7.5hrs on a charge. Wish I knew about this battery pack a year ago!
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a lifesaver! I use a combination of a Tascam Dr-100 and a couple ZoomH4ns to record audio during wedding ceremonies and both products have very unreliable battery life in my experience. I was tired of having to waste time running extension cords around churches so I started looking for a way to extend the battery life of my audio recorders, and that's when I found this product. Now I just plug the audio recorders (yes this battery packs works for the Zoom H4n too) into these battery packs and move on. I don't have to worry about battery life at all anymore because even if the pack dies (which hasn't happened yet), the in-body batteries take over without interrupting the recording. I would recommend this product to anyone using field audio recorders for over an hour two at a time without the option/desire to plug the recorders into the wall.
    Date published: 2015-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BP-6AA External Battery Excellent product and certainly a must have for those longer shoots. I would say though that there is no way of getting a bag or shoulder holder for the unit once attached to the Tascam DR100mrkII is not available. Portabrace makes a shoulder unit for the Tascam as a stand alone carrier but reports on that are not favorable as access to the functions is horrible. So yes buy the unit and make somethingup yourself for carrying
    Date published: 2012-11-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good power, but not a stable base. I wanted to be able to record several hours without fear of battery crash. It does very well for that. I often use a Canon 6D + 70/200 zoom for conferences. Putting this under the recorder is just too wobbly - so I put the recoreder and battery pack on a separate mount on the tripod. It might work ok with a lighter camera/lens combination. But it is worth the confidence of having 6 additional batteries on the recorder.
    Date published: 2013-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the doctor ordered! Great to know that using pack with my DR40 I can run Phantom power to external mikes without draining all the juice from the batteries prematurely. One minor gripe: it comes with a short USB to coaxial power connectors for Tascam's less expensive models but a short USB to mini USB is not included. True, you can use the USD cable that came with the recorder but it's way too long and could get in the way when in use.
    Date published: 2012-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Battery Pack for Tascam DR-60D I used the battery pack to provide an additional power source to my Tascam DR-60D in locations where I am unable to use the AC adaptor. It comes in very handy as I it comes with an adaptor to mount it on the tripod screw in the bottom of the recorder. Its easy to use, and lightweight as its made of plastic. I would like to see some sort of battery meter on it, or even a way for it to communicate with the recorder to provide a power level. I don't like that there is no way of knowing where the battery levels are at, once they run out, they recorder will just shut down. Carry extra batteries with you, or purchase the longer lasting ones like the lithium from energizer. Overall its a great source of power when an electrical outlet is not available.
    Date published: 2013-11-20
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