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    V mount battery possible to power laptop?
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    I just came up with this idea when I am browsing other option to power my laptop on the set without wall outlet.
    Is it possible? depends in the spec it looks very close:
    V mount 14.8v (gonna need some battery support 6A and up)
    My laptop1 16v @4A, laptop2 20v 6.7A


    I have been running gas generator AC plug to the laptop charger so far, but it very heavy to transport and noisy.


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    You'll need a beefy boost converter. A better option is to use Block Batteries. They can output 28.8 VDC.


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    Hawkwoods do/did something with 2 vlocks in series.


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    Is there any risk using a boost converter? Sorry I am not a electronic engineer.
    The block batteries looks huge and expensive though.

    Mind to point a link how to link 2 vlock in series? It would need to step down the voltage too?

    Everyone of the filmakers should have Vock batteries, It is obvious that I couldn't find anyone try to power the laptop from google.


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    This is wasteful, but buy a decent 12 volt invertor and plug in the regular power supply. I would probably run two V mount in parallel to make sure I had enough current, and also figure out how much current was needed by the laptop power supplies.


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    As Greg says, the double conversion (DC to AC to DC) is wasteful, but a clean solution. $90.00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwDbUOVq09c

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...op+Nav-Search=


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul F View Post
    As Greg says, the double conversion (DC to AC to DC) is wasteful, but a clean solution. $90.00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwDbUOVq09c

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...op+Nav-Search=
    Wow this looks solid.
    Anyone try this yet? Would like to know the limitation running with this.
    Way cheaper to get a solar power station too.


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    Thought about something along the lines of a Duracell Powerpack?

    There are a number of these type units available from different manufactures that start around $150


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