Zoom H4N - phantom problem
First time I have tried to turn on phantom power on this recorder - going to the menu and input, I get the option for +48V or +24V. Selecting 48 causes the thing to shut down. Any idea what is going on?
Theis is without anything plugged in at all.
try using the power adapter and see if it still does it. 2 AA batteries trying to do 48 volts may be the problem.
Kurt Foster, post: 451518, member: 7836 wrote: 2 AA batteries trying to do 48 volts may be the problem.
Good call Kurt!
Or it's the type of battery.. What are you using ?
I know that my sennheiser wireless packs won't start on cheap ones.. Duracell or energiser works.
I can strech it to rechargeables but they must be NIMH higher than 1000mah
I've found the cause - but not really sure why it does this - it was in 4ch mode - 2 XLR plus the 2 built in mics. Turning it tp stereo mode, then selecting inputs 1 & 2 allowed 48V to be turned on without shutting it down - and the two AA alkaline cells power the mic fine. How strange? Worth knowing if you have one - 4ch and phantom is not a possible combination - but to be honest, it should be?
Odd indeed. The H4N manual (p138) is quite explicit in saying that 24V/48V phantom power is available in all 4 operating modes.
I'll crank my H4N up and give it a try in a spare moment.