Re: URL for Zoom please
Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
Yes I too am looking around at external Powerbanks for the Zoom F8n and there’s no doubt that they are battery hungry or can be might be the better way of putting it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If the Zoom F8N is working at full throttle - that is to say you’re using 192KHZ 24-bit recording on 2 SD cards - then you’re only going to get around 4 hours out of a set of Alkaline batteries, even less for Rechargeable I would imagine though I’ve no idea how long with the Lythium batteries I purchased.
Back to the Powerbank, you can use any voltage between 9 and 18 volts and have the recorder switch power supplies if if the voltage of one power supply hits a certain threshold.
You might for example have the recorder switch to internal batteries if the Powerbank you’re using slips below 12 volts, at least then you have some backup and can stop recording proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
I don’t know what sort of warning one gets when the power supply switches or the voltage becomes low.
Surely the display would show something but that’s pretty much useless to us.
I know one can enable a low battery tone in the settings -I think its enabled by default - so perhaps you may hear that.
Yes it is a shame that we two seem to be the only happy users of the Zoom F8n in the blind community perhaps. Bare in mind that I had to save for 6 months to get my kit and you probably dreamed about owning a Zoom F8n for just as long as I did <smile> so with that in mind both of us have done extremely well and even more so considering we both are familiar with the wonderful Zoom H6 recorder.
Let me know how you get on with your search for your external power supply though I think you’ll probably find what I have.
I found the power banks as I stated above so what needs to be done now is to find the connections required and do some assembly.
Thankfully the manual of the Zoom F8n shows you what connections need to go to what.
Again hardly helpful if you can’t see the diagram.
All the same though at the very least we have something to give our sighted friends to lend us a hand.
I didn’t buy a sound bag and I talk about this in a subsequent eMail.
On 18 Feb 2019, at 11:30 am, Andy via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: