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AudioBox iTwo running on Microsoft Surface on battery

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asked Jul 29, 2017 in AudioBox Series by samgoedhuys (150 points)
When I'm recording in my DAW while my Microsoft Surface is powerd with the adaptor, then it works perfect!

But if I disconnect the powercable, even playing an audiotrack, it is crackeling-fest. If I look to the performance window in the DAW the cpu is working at 25%, just as the harddisk. (It's an intel i5 CPU with 8gig ram). I can't figure it out why I can't record when the Surface just runs on battery, even with Win10 in airplane mode. Mayby a voltage dropdown on the usb-port?

I tested it also in Studio One 3, same issues.
Is there anyone who can help me with this?

Thx!

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answered Aug 1, 2017 by butchrichard (94,540 points)
 
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You might be able to use a portable power battery packs designed for tablets.

Ensure that the battery pack specifically states functionality with your tablet.
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