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EBS pedals power supply

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by basmeisje, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. basmeisje


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hi All,

    You can't use a Boss or Ibanez adaptor with EBS pedals due to different MilliAmpere. But can you use EBS adaptors with Boss pedals as EBS sort of suggests in their folder?
    They say: "the EBS adaptor can run up to 20 pedals from almost every factory in the world".

  2. atoni


    Jan 23, 2004
    Helsinki, Finland
    Endorsing Artist: Salo Guitars
    No, no, no!!

    The milliamper marking means current draw of the pedal. Just sum the mA's of your pedals and buy adapter that delivers that much current. Check the mA current from manuals, the stomp box itself or from the web.

    My Boss, EBS, Morley and SansAmp pedal in my board takes about 430mA current draw) to one Ibanez 500mA adapter, and all is working superb. My MM4 and EHX Black Finger have their own dedicated adapters. Here's a link to my board http://tinyurl.com/5r56v

    Even if EBS marketing people told you to buy their adapter, you don't have to. It's not a must to buy EBS adapter for EBS pedals or Boss adapter for Boss pedals etc. You can use any decent adapter what you want.
  3. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    The EBS adaptor is very light weight. I use it and an Ibanez daisy chain to power my pedals. No hum from the EBS transformer at all. Not cheap, though.
  4. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    My Boss adapter causes hum with my EBS pedals. I'am giving it next week to my electronic guru for modification. Seems like EBS pedals are sensitive to very clean current.
    You are lucky that your Ibanez adapter works ok with EBS.
  5. I bought a 9V, 1A (1000mA) switching power supply from allelectronics.com. There's no hum, and 1A will supply a quite a few pedals. They don't have the exact model I bought, bought they do have this, which is even more versatile:


    I also bought a Boss multi power cable (PCS20A), replaced one of the sockets with a mating inline coax DC jack, and voila, power for all my pedals:


    Just watch the polarity! Some pedals can be damaged by using the incorrect polarity (most if not all Boss pedals use a tip negative configuration).