Power Supply.

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i need a bigger power supply. i currently use the older DC Brick.
    what are you guys using these days? anybody setting on a power supply they arent using?
    top looking for top of the line here for myself but.............
     
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    Sustainium Well-Known Member

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    Thin is good if mounting underneath a board.
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Pig hog 9v 1amp so how much power do you need
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    not sure how its gonna be set up yet but i have a cool idea
     
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    My big board has a Voodoo Lab PP2+ and a PP Digital screwed to the back of a Pedaltrain Pro, the small one has a Trutone Pro CS7 below a Pedaltrain Junior.
    Both are dead silent and super reliable (I've owned the PP2+ for 12 years with zero issues), the CS7 is much lighter than the Voodoo Labs one though.
    One the big board I'm powering a L6 G75 wireless, L6 M5 and Boss DD500 with the PP Digital (and have an available output which will be used for a programmable switcher), plus a bunch of pedals with the PP2+. The small board has an Eventide TimeFactor (that at one point I was powering with 2 outputs of the PP2+ with zero issues) and a bunch of other pedals.

    Before getting the PP2+ I had a Dunlop DC Brick, I had ground loop issues with it in a rig built around a MIDI switcher though, as it doesn't have isolated outputs.
    I've also built pedalboards for friends using VL or Cioks power supplies, they're about equally good.

    Power supplies are about un-sexy as it gets as a purchase, but they make or break your pedalboard. Buy a good one (VL, Cioks or Trutone are the one I have experience with) and you'll be trouble-free for years.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    trying to do this power thing in a budget.
    just dont know how much power im really gonna need.
     
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    I run two Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus's underneath my board. They're nice because all of the outputs are isolated and it makes my pedals run quiet. They're not cheap, but IMO/experience you get what you pay for when it comes to power supplies. I've had shitty power supplies fry pedals before. Especially Boss digital delay's for some reason. Those at the time I was running off of one of those one spot power supples. I had it fry a couple pedals.
     
  8. Giovanni

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    I use the walrus audio aetos clean power supply. Its very effective plus eight plugins. all 9v.
     
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    I have 2 Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ on my board.
     
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    Truetone 1 Spot has a good selection, decent prices.

    https://truetone.com/1-spot/

    I had the wall-wart one with 8 plugs on it, for 8 pedals. Worked as advertised,i had Friedman BE-OD, mxr phase100, tc flashback, tc chorus, ditto looper, maxon 808od, Crybaby from hell, and an extra plug for whatever.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    noise level?
     
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    Friedman power grid 10. Isolated power supply for 10 9v pedals.
     
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    I use a 1 spot and haven't found that it contributes to noise.
    If you use a Boss TU3 tuner, you can run power to other pedals from it as well.
     
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    Barfly Expert bottle opener. Silver Supporting Member

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    I use these 2.

    Aetos power.jpg Zuma-large.jpg
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    would love that zuma.
     
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    You really need to look at the manuals for all your pedals and total up the Amp draws of each.

    I was running 8 pedals on a daisy-chain from a RockBoard Power Ace (1.7A).
    My total draw is 785mA and every thing was fine until I recently added the 8th pedal, a Boss RC-3.
    It sounded awful until I put it on it's own Boss PSU.

    So I am now thinking about an under-board power supply and came across the Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO Pro range.
    They are exclusive to Thomann (like all Harley Benton products), but being from the UK, postage is not a killer.
    All outputs are isolated.
    Initial power comes from a 12V wall wort type of transformer (included).
    Loads of adapters included too.

    The cheapest one is the ISO-1 Pro (£44/$49), where eight 9V outlets can handle 500mA each upto a total of 2A (i.e. the transformer).
    A supplied daisy chain cable sums two 9V to one 18V.
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_1_pro.htm

    The most expensive is the ISO-12 Pro (£81/$92), where nine 9V can do 300mA each and three more are switchable (9V/12V/18V) and can handle 500mA, for a max total of 3A (bigger transformer).
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_12_pro.htm

    I am thinking of the midrange ISO-2 Pro (£61/$69), six 9V 300mA and two switchable 500mA, total 2A.
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_2_pro.htm

    They are all small and skinny due to the outboard transformer and would fit under most pedal boards.

    BTW The ISO-1 is exactly the same as the Ammoon version
    https://www.amazon.com/ammoon-Compact-Isolated-Outputs-Effects/dp/B07JMDM453
     
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    Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+. Wait a bit though, the Pedal Power 3 and 3+ are being released soon.
     
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    I run 25 pedals off of two EHX S8 power supplies, each one delivers seven 250 mA @ 9V lines and one 150 mA @ 18V line. Its dimensions are only 3.7" X 1.7" X 1.4", and the price for one is $79.99. No noise whatsoever.

    https://www.ehx.com/products/s8-multi-output-power-supply
     
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    2 MXR Iso Bricks. They are under the Temple Audio boards (Bricks are 1.8" high, just fits), sufficient power and no noise.
     
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