Octatrack portable solution


#1

Good news :elot: users out there that want a portable solution … I made contact with Caroline at myvolts / ripcord, and she kindly supplied me an early production 6v cable that plugs into a standard USB socket (with at least 2.4a output) and the other end into the :elot:


I tested this with a hub and all was well, apart from swapping the polarity, and so ordered this ANKER 26,000 MaH battery for £38 from amazon … http://amzn.eu/a7ebbX0, and all works perfectly for a mobile solution (it also powers my Nord Drum with a 12v cable they supplied to me) so am good to go :slight_smile:
Here are her contact details if anyone is interested …
https://twitter.com/carolinezoids


#2

Interesting. What sort of battery life times are you getting?


#3

I haven’t had a full session yet, as the battery only arrived yesterday, but I’m hoping 4+ hours


#4

This is very interesting! But what did you have to do to switch polarity?


#5

I cut and swapped the cable round, but this was just a pre-production cable for the purpose of seeing what was needed for an OT cable that functioned properly. I think they’ll use this information to create a specific OT cable, and the final ones on their kickstarter site look really good quality !


#6

I take it it’ll work with battery packs and things? Even an hour or two out of a a small battery pack would be great with an OT.


#7

Yes, you can see which battery pack I ordered in my original post, it’s well priced, good quality, and hopefully will last a few hours


#8

So you did! I currently only have a paltry 5,000mah battery (USB C quick charge though!) But that one you linked looks ideal.

This with a DT or OT is the question! Though the MPC Live is hanging on in there…


#9

With the ‘released’ version they will be providing a polarity inverter. (and alternative tips)
It’s a very flexible solution , taking a while to deliver but looks closer now


#10

Yes, that’s what they’ve just confirmed to me as well (about the tips etc)
I’ll let you know how long the OT lasts on my battery when I get a chance, but seems pretty hefty, so should be a while


#11

Any further testing on this new system? This would be a huge boon, even if only for traveling on planes that don’t have outlets (most of them)


#12

It all works, just need to test the battery life, but judging by first tests, I reckon a good few hours :slight_smile:
It’s a simple solution that I’m really happy with


#13

Just found that thread looking for a portable solution to power my OT Mk1.
The Anker battery pack you posted is still available, did you do any long term tests with it?


#14

I am using these for my OT mk1:
1 x DC Tip Adapter 2.1mm to 2.5mm
1 x Ripcord 6V c+ve

From: http://myvolts.com/page.php?xPage=MV_Ripcord
Working flawlessly

With this pack


#15

Nice solution, but doesn’t need the Octatrack the 12V USB cable? You uses a 6V?


#16

OT Mk1 runs from 6V. OT Mk2 needs 12V.

Thx @russv :wink:


#17

Yeah, like @Schnork said OT MK1 runs at 6v. I have no doubt the 12v would work for mk2

Yer welcome @Schnork


#18

Thanks @russv and @Schnork


#19

Just look at this.


#20

This one is listed as compatible with the Mk2: https://www.amazon.com/MyVolts-Compatible-Elektron-Octatrack-Sampler/dp/B077TVW85C/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=myvolts+elektron&qid=1561335159&s=gateway&sr=8-3