Running a Medusa PreAmp off an external battery
Tech Note: TN0256
Product: RA4PA, RA16PA, RA16SD
Date Added: 2007-07-12
Customers looking for extra battery life for their Medusa PreAmp can purchase the PZ-BAT external battery pack from TDT.
Alternatively, off the shelf 6 V batteries, such as a motorcycle battery or a battery for use with emergency lighting, can be adapted for this purpose. Two options for batteries are:
An example of a charger is https://www.batterystuff.com/battery-chargers/6-volt/SON604CC.html
These batteries have a capacity of about 6 Amp-hr, which should power an RA16PA for over 60 hours between charges. If longer run times are desired, you can select a similar battery with a higher Ah capacity.
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 the battery.
The SC1051-ND connector is center negative. Inverting the connection will damage the PreAmp.