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Old 9th February 2004, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Long-term NIGC battery PS impressions?

How about it?

Any further impressions regarding the pros and cons of battery power supply for the gain clone or NIGC?

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Old 10th February 2004, 04:36 AM   #2
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Here's mine. As long as I don't compare directly, battery or AC power, both sound good to me.
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Old 10th February 2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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when you compare directly?
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Old 10th February 2004, 01:08 PM   #4
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Pros: Sound seems to come from a black hole background, it just jumps out at you.Very clean with no hum whatsoever.
Cons: No matter what you do its (the P/S) is going to be larger.It requires a charging system, but once you have overcome the charging system its a plug in and forget system.
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Default Re: What happens....

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when you compare directly?
I have no hum with AC supplies either. With batteries the sound is smoother, more natural, any trace of harshness is usually gone.

More natural bass.
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Old 10th February 2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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Thanks fellers...

I figured that a host of others would have tried batteries by now.

I am about to order batteries this week.

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Old 17th February 2004, 01:42 PM   #7
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Ron - et al,

I went to Walmart over the weekend and the box for the trickle charger you recommended now says it does "float mode monitoring" - which I assume means that it switches from charging to float maintainance. Did the ones you bought claim this feature? (The box claims that the design is being constantly upgraded.)

I have been considering the Deltran "battery tender" unit which has a float mode - so I could just turn off the battery charger when listening.

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Old 17th February 2004, 02:31 PM   #8
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I don't know the chargers you mention but out of curiosity is this a 12v or a 24v charger? If it is a 12v how are you going to connect it to your batteries if you intend to have +-24v?
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I also have +/- 24V supply and only two 12V chargers. I'm charging batteries in pairs (one in ea. rail) at the time. It works well.
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One charger per battery. The chargers are ~$17 ea. Ron designed a system to charge via relays.
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