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Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by Synth Con Meo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:34 pm

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by Ockeghem » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 pm

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by hsosdrum » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm

Can anyone tell me if the Bat Meter requires a power connection? (Mine are at a premium.) The Dotcom website doesn't say one way or the other.

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by Ockeghem » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:46 pm

I believe so.
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by hsosdrum » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:44 pm

Ockeghem wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:46 pm
I believe so.
Thanks, Ockeghem.

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Post by sbuge » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 am

There are led lights so I guess yes.
But the VU meter part might work without power?
On either case I doubt that it takes very much power
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Post by marfoski » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:09 am

I daresay no. The Voltmeter works on his own and the leds are connected in opposite polarity so they turn on and off with the voltage going positive or negative, as you can see on the video when the input is connected to an audio source. I made a plug with a bi-colored led that works in the same way.

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Post by KSS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:04 pm

hsosdrum wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Can anyone tell me if the Bat Meter requires a power connection? (Mine are at a premium.) The Dotcom website doesn't say one way or the other.
Email them? Then you'll know for sure.

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by ranix » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:11 pm

I wanted one of these for years. Until I got one. Now I am satisfied
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by KSS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:42 pm

@Ranix Did you get the new or old version?
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by hsosdrum » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:31 pm

KSS wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:04 pm
hsosdrum wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Can anyone tell me if the Bat Meter requires a power connection? (Mine are at a premium.) The Dotcom website doesn't say one way or the other.
Email them? Then you'll know for sure.
Done. I was just hoping someone here already has one and could quickly fill me in.

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by ranix » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 pm

KSS wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:42 pm
@Ranix Did you get the new or old version?
oh the old one. I didn't realize this was 1MU. Cool
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by KSS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 pm

Thx.

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by Ockeghem » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:04 am

The old one requires a power connector.
Or at least it has one on the back and I have it connected.
Not going to test to see if it works unconnected.
I would assume that the 1U version is the same.
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by davebr » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:53 am

I bought one and my system is mostly MOTM so I need to make a power adapter cable. I emailed them and they confirmed the power is +/-15V for the LEDS only. No +5V is used. The meter works unpowered.

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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by sbuge » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:31 am

Thanks davebr for the confirmation.
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Re: Dotcom Bat Meter is back

Post by umma gumma » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:20 pm

with the Wuhan virus in full swing, these Bat Meters must be selling like hotcakes?

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