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RA16SD Tech Notes

Running a Medusa PreAmp off an external battery

TN0256

Product: RA4PA, RA16PA, RA16SD
Version: All
Date Added: 2007-07-12

Issue

Customers looking for extra battery life for their Medusa PreAmp can purchase the PZ-BAT external battery pack from TDT.

Alternatively, off the shelf 6V batteries, such as a motorcycle battery or a battery for use with emergency lighting, can be adapted for this purpose. A battery/charger that has worked can be found here:

https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/power-sonic/ps6120ts/slaa6=14t2"

and

http://www.batterystuff.com/battery-chargers/6-volt/SON604CC.html

This battery has a capacity of 12 Amp-hr, which should power an RA16PA for about160 hours.

This type of battery can be connected to the voltage inputs of the PreAmp using a Digi-Key connector (part number SC1051-ND). The connector will have to be wired to utilize the desired battery.

Caution

The SC1051-ND connector is center negative. Inverting the connection will damage the PreAmp.