Does anybody know of a reasonably inexpensive portable (i.e. battery powered) phantom power supply? Most of the ones I've seen are in the $150-$200 range. Or is that in itself inexpensive?
Behringer do some inexpensive ones. I realise many people frown at Behringer but its a battery pack, how can it go so wrong? :)
One thing to consider is the quality of this pack you are buying because cheaper may not necessarily be better.
The money you saved on buying a cheap battery pack could never buy back your reputation lost if you were to turn to the director and say "Sorry, can I have that scene played one more time? My mic ran out of juice or malfunctioned."