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Re: Powering the Art Phantom II

Subject: Re: Powering the Art Phantom II
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_rob
Date: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:17 pm (PDT)
Hi James--
You can find thorough discussion of most your questions, starting on
July 01, 2006:
Subject: [Nature Recordists] Rolls PB224.

The archive at:
hasn't been updated since early June.

See a couple of inserts below.
Rob D.

At 9:14 PM +0100 7/19/06, mopani wrote:
>I'm building a DIY shockmount for two NT1as and am at the point
>where I'm working out how to lay out the phantom power and HiMD.
>I notice that there are two possibilities for powering the Art
>Phantom II, either by 12 volts via the DC in or by two 9 volt
>batteries via the battery compartment.
>I'd be grateful if anyone can answer some questions regarding these option=
>First, any tips on wiring up an 8 x 1.5 volt battery holder  to the
>12 volt input would be welcome. I have one of those connectors that
>you get with an AC/DC adaptor which ends in two pins. I could solder
>a battery lead to that but it's not very elegant.

Its a Radio Shack Type M connector:

Watch the polarity, its _not_ center pin +, as usual.

>Secondly, if anybody has used the Art Phantom II, have you any
>estimates of battery life for both power options? And I suppose I
>should ask which option is preferable.
>Finally, if I have both options connected up, which is the default?

The external? pull out the 9volts and see.

>Thanks in anticipation.

Rob Danielson
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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