DR100 MK3 battery replacement

Discussion in 'Handheld and Field Recorders' started by Martin Bibow, Jan 28, 2023.

  1. Martin Bibow

    Martin Bibow New Member

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    Hi!
    I just purchased a DR100 MK3 that´s been unused for the last 5 years, and I want to order a couple of extra batteries for it – but I cannot find the specification for what battery to order. I have googled and searched the product documentation, but I only find specs for the MK2 battery.

    Heeeeeeeelp, anybody! (Thanks...)
  2. Arjan P

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    If you take out the battery of your device, it should have some identification of the part number on it.. Here with the Mark II it's the BP-L2 Lithium-ion battery, could be the same on the Mark III.
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  3. BazzBass

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    too lazy to search lol? Looking at the manual it clearly states the battery and looking it up I found them for sale.

    Not gonna tell you the details. Look it up, sheesh
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    If the Owner Manual and Reference Manual didn't come with the recorder, you can download them from the TASCAM web site. Downloads can be found under the "Support" dropdown. The OM should also describe how to remove the Lithium-ion internal battery, if it's replaceable.

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    From the Reference Manual:
    Set whether to use the built-in battery or the AA batteries first when AA batteries are loaded in the unit. With one battery type as the priority power source and the other as the backup source, if the amount of remaining power in the priority source becomes insufficient, the unit can automatically switch to the other source and continue operating.

    NOTE • If you set the PHANTOM power switch to ON when the charge of the battery being used is low phantom power will not be enabled.
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  5. BazzBass

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    personally, I'd use Eneloop AA rechargeable batteries. No brainer.
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  6. Martin Bibow

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    Thank you for your constructive, friendly and helpful comment. No, the Mk3 manual from Tascam has no battery id listed. It shows how to remove the lithium ion battery for disposal.
  7. Martin Bibow

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    Thanks, Arjan- I will have the actual unit in a couple of days,- then I’ll open it and find out. It’s not the same as in the MK2 (BP-L2) - that much I have found out. I’ll share the spec once I have opened the unit.
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  8. Martin Bibow

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    “No brainer”.
    Yes, I have a feeling that’ll work for you.
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    charming. google THAT ! fyi the unit takes AA batteries. Straight onto my ignore list, byeeee
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  10. Arjan P

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    If the Mk3 is the same in this respect as the Mk2, the AA batteries are backups for when the main battery (Li-Ion) is used up. That's how I use them, anyway, so not really a solution if the main battery has become worn out.
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  11. J Kempster MIPS

    J Kempster MIPS New Member

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    I couldn't work out how to get into the DR100Mk3! So I use an external USB battery...not very convenient!