Traktor hardware with Battery Power

wahala
wahala Member Posts: 1 Noise

HI,

Has anyone run Traktor controllers on battery? Im looking for a portable solution for outdoor DJing. The Traktor DJ iPad app is good for this, just want to connect a controller.

I have the Z1 and have heard it can operate from a powerbank, although Ive not got this to work. what Ive tried is the usual phone charging type powerbanks with a myvolts usb to 15v lead. It switched on and then cut off.

Im assuming a bigger / better battery will be better but they are pricey so would like to hear others experiences first.

Secondly, i hear the s2mk3 can run via usb from a powerbank. Is this true and if so, how do you charge the ipad?

Many thanks

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  • Wyley
    Wyley CanadaMember Posts: 236 Saw
    edited February 2 Answer ✓

    It depends on your iPad.

    My a14 iPad needs 3amps to optimally charge and uses 1.5-2amps to run for something like 6- 8hrs if you binge on it. It can output up to 2 amps to power usb devices but it will last for around 4hrs max when doing so just with it's internal battery alone.

    Knowing this can give you a pretty good basis for what battery you'll need for optimal use.

    3amp(or 3000ma)/hrs x 8hrs = 24000ma battery. This will keep you iPad with accessories running for 4-6 hrs before you have to use the iPads internal battery.

    This is for my iPad with an akai amx though and I can't see your z1 using more power than it.

    The S3 can be powered from a power bank using 2000ma/hrs x 8hrs=16000ma battery via the usb b port. If your iPad has a full charge you'll get 6-8hrs however I can't tell you if you iPad will charge connected to the s3 this way.

    If you get a battery make sure it can output minimum 3amps from one of the single USB ports not all together combined.

    Something like this might be ideal.

    ref=pd_lpo_2

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  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 1,044 Pulse

    You may power Z1 using USB, no need for other power source. I have no idea if iPad is able to deliver sufficient current.

  • TeLLy
    TeLLy CanadaMember Posts: 71 Tri

    You may be able to get it to work via bus power if you hook it up to a powered USB hub, run through the Apple lightning-to-USB adapter, then into the iPad.

  • Wyley
    Wyley CanadaMember Posts: 236 Saw
    edited February 2 Answer ✓

    It depends on your iPad.

    My a14 iPad needs 3amps to optimally charge and uses 1.5-2amps to run for something like 6- 8hrs if you binge on it. It can output up to 2 amps to power usb devices but it will last for around 4hrs max when doing so just with it's internal battery alone.

    Knowing this can give you a pretty good basis for what battery you'll need for optimal use.

    3amp(or 3000ma)/hrs x 8hrs = 24000ma battery. This will keep you iPad with accessories running for 4-6 hrs before you have to use the iPads internal battery.

    This is for my iPad with an akai amx though and I can't see your z1 using more power than it.

    The S3 can be powered from a power bank using 2000ma/hrs x 8hrs=16000ma battery via the usb b port. If your iPad has a full charge you'll get 6-8hrs however I can't tell you if you iPad will charge connected to the s3 this way.

    If you get a battery make sure it can output minimum 3amps from one of the single USB ports not all together combined.

    Something like this might be ideal.

    ref=pd_lpo_2

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