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How would you power this board?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Swimming Bird, May 12, 2011.

  1. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    I have way too many walwarts and need some suggestions to make my board a little more reliable and clean looking.

    I've got an Eventide Pitchfactor, a Modfactor, a Pigtronix Mothership, an LS-2, a DD-6, and a Copilot Orbit, with a Behringer FCB1010 midi foot controller on the way. The LS-2, DD-6 and Orbit are on a one-spot, everything else is plugged into a power strip. I have a Voodoo Labs PP2 as well, but am not currently using it.

    I know the Cioks DC10/Powerfactor can deal with the eventide boxes and the 9v pedals, but the mothership and FCB1010 are still issues. The mothership takes 48v at 540ma -- does anyone know if I could daisy chain five 9v outlets in such a way that it'd be safely powered?

    Also, I use a DJ case as my pedal board -- it's relatively light and compact, it's solid and has a cover, and it was only $40. But there is limited space. The FCB1010 will not fit (which is fine), and it's going to replace the EB VP Jr. that I use as an expression pedal, so there will extra room.

    How would you set this up? Would you use what I have, get the Cioks, or do something totally different?
  2. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    It's a PITA but I don't think you're going to find a multi-voltage power supply that supplies everything you need, esp the 48v. Personally I would power everything but the mothership and FCB from a PSU, and use the original wall warts for the afore mentioned with a compact powerstrip velcroed to the board.
  3. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    TRex makes a pretty awesome power supply called the Chameleon that may do what you're looking for.
  4. I know that you can use two separate 9V wart outputs and a 2 > 1 cable to power an 18V pedal, but somehow the idea of using a BUNCH of 9V outlets to power the big one sounds a little dodgy. I vote for ga's idea.

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