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mixer drains cell phone battery

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by frankosaurus, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. frankosaurus


    Feb 27, 2002
    San Jose
    I had a weird experience at band practice the other day. I put my cell phone down on top a mixer that we were using for the vocal mics. After about and hour and a half, my phone beeped and shut itself off because there was no battery power left.

    I had charged my phone the entire previous night, and it had full battery power when practice started. Usually I can leave it on for days at a time.

    Could there have been something in the mixer that caused the phone's battery to be drained? I initially suspected magnets, but I'm not sure.

  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Is it a dual- or tri-band phone? It may have lost the digital signal, stepped down into analog, and drained quickly.
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    This was my first guess to.
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i had a similar experiance...at a gig i left my phone at the sound board and when i got it back it was dead
  5. frankosaurus


    Feb 27, 2002
    San Jose
    it's dual. though I didn't think I was out of range of the digital signal. I guess I'll try a little experiment at my next band practice.