Aliexpress “isolated”power suply, dangerous?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Barcza, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Barcza


    May 1, 2005
    I spend to mutch, for pedals now...
    But i like to get a cheap power brick. So I find this on Aliexpress. I can risk If is not as good, or maybe not rugged, broken soon... for $22
    But what do you think, it can demage my pedals? That would not worth.....

    Look what I found on AliExpress
    US $23.19 42% OFF|New DC8 Guitar Effects Power Supply 8 Isolated Outputs 6 Way 9V 2 Way Adjustable 9V 12V 18V Switching Stabilized Voltage-in Guitar Parts & Accessories from Sports & Entertainment on | Alibaba Group
  2. Northfear


    Mar 15, 2017
    They're ok if you're on a tight budget. Got ISO8 on my board and DC8 at home. Haven't had any major problems with them so far.
    Encountered some grounding related hum once (it was gone when I touched the casing. Not sure if it was related to power outlet itself or not), but it wasn't too bad in general.

    ISO8 is the same one as Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-2 Pro. The reviews on that one are pretty damn good. Probably one of the best power supplies for the price.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
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  3. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    It will be fine. It’s basically the same thing as a onespot and daisy chain.
  4. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    My guitarist has bought one. Lasted a few days then broke off.
  5. It will be a gamble like everything else from Ali Baba/Express. There are reasons that it costs $22.00.
    None of them good.
  6. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    A friend of mine got one of those but branded as Harley Benton by Thomann. It works great so far, can handle high amperage consuming pedals and has no problems with noise. I ordered one myself after checking his.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Just read it carefully and realize it's not an isolated power supply. Just a daisy chain. Get a One Spot.
  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    it's not clear to me what you mean by "broke off." what broke off? thanks.
  9. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    The power supply ceased working
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