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18vac with Voodoo Pedal Power?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Davidg, Jul 22, 2012.


  1. Davidg

    Davidg Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I have an interesting pedal that runs on 18v AC. It comes with its own wall-wart but the point of using a Voodoo Pedal Power (which is great!) is consolidation. Two outputs can be combined to achieve 18v but its DC. Will I fry my pedal doing this? Will it even work? Don't want to fool around 'till I get some feedback.
     
  2. You cannot get 18vac out of a standard Voodoo. If you try to run an AC pedal off of DC outlets, you will probably fry it. Voodoo Lab DOES make an AC version of their PP, I imagine you can probably combine two outputs from that one to make 18vac
     
  3. Davidg

    Davidg Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Thanks Chief. Just needed to confirm what I already knew!
     
  4. I would assume you have a PP2+? There is a spot on the back you can plug the wall wart into; it is basically equivalent to plugging into the wall. I use it for the power supply for my dbx mini-comp.
     
  5. Davidg

    Davidg Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Thanks for the tip. I was hoping to leave the wall wart home altogether but you can't have everything!
     
  6. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    The CIOKS AC-10 has AC taps for 9, 12 or 16 volts as well as standard DC isolated taps. I can highly recommend it if you are interested in checking out other supply options! I used the 16 volt AC tap for an 18 volt pedal with no problems (after asking the pedal builder to make sure it was sufficient). I also hate wall warts, and had I not bought the CIOKs I probably would have replaced my AC-dependant pedal instead...
     

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