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Registered: ‎02-07-2021

Phantom power battery drain

Does anyone know whether using phantom power on the XA range of camcorders makes a significant drain on the batteries?

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Posts: 189
Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: Phantom power battery drain

Hi beyontheblue,


Thanks for checking in with us!


As you suggested, providing phantom power to a microphone is draining the battery, so you might see a slight dropoff in how many minutes the battery can last between charges, but it shouldn't be a drastic one.

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