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Indeed, is Voodo Labs ISO 5 also enough for my needs?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by eveilleu, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. eveilleu

    eveilleu Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
    Sometime next week a few pedals will arrive and I'm planning to move away from the pedaltrain mini to a Jr. Then today I saw a thread titled “Voodo Labs ISO 5 enough for my needs? ” This got me thinking... Crap! I also have an ISO-5!! Do I also need to upgrade the brick? Double crap!

    These are my pedals (proton might move, but this is the order of my chain):

    30 mA - TU-3
    60 mA - micro thrumpinator (always on, can be daisy chained)
    6 mA – Octamizer (leaftlet says 6, I don't believe it, I should assume 20)
    20 mA - VMT
    20 mA - You're Doom
    30 mA - B7K (always on, must be isolated)
    25 mA - Proton
    ??? - PWNZOR (assuming always on)

    This is the plan:

    The 3x 100 mA will have: B7K, micro thrumpinator, PWNZOR (each isolated)

    On the 9v 300 mA: TU-3

    Then I'll draw a daisy chain out of the TU-3's output (200mA) that will connect the ones I stomp on: Octamizer, VMT, You're Doom, Proton (for a total draw of 71-85 mA on the chain)

    It means the B7K will go back to 9v instead of 12v and the 18v will remain empty. I have no idea about the PWNZOR
    What do you think? Looks to me like all the pedals will be happy but am I missing something?
  2. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    I have a guitar pedalboard with about 7 - 8 pedals, all powered by my ISO-5. Very similar setup to what you've described, except I don't have a TU-3; I just made my own 1-to-4 daisy chain cable. I've had no problems with noise or hum whatsoever.
  3. eveilleu

    eveilleu Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
  4. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks like a perfect solution to me! If you do find noise with any of the pedals you can easily switch around which ones are isolated.
  5. eveilleu

    eveilleu Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc
    And thank you!