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Is AC adapter interchangeable

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by steve2, May 27, 2002.


  1. steve2

    steve2

    Sep 23, 2001
    Piney Flats, TN
    I was wondering if my AC adaper that I bought for my Boss Chorus pedal will work on other brands such as Danelectro, digitech, and others.

    Thanks

    steve
     
  2. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Yes, as long as the voltages are the same and the polarity of the plug (and plug type) are the same.

    A lot (not all, but a lot) of those brand specific plugs are just a marketing scheme to get you to buy more of thier gear.

    -KB
     
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    What about the milliamps thing?
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That's usually something like how much currrent they can safely deliver.
    For example, if an adaptor label reads 150 mA, 9 V, it can deliver 1.35 W and you can connect pedals with a current "consumption" of up to said 150 mA or a power consumption of up to 1.35 W.
     
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    For example: I have a pedal that uses 9 volt 150 mA, all I need is an adapter that is 9 volt and can deliver anywhere above 150mA? Sorry I'm being so obtuse I just don't want to fry anything!
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Yup, usually it's not a problem to hook half a dozen pedals to an ac adaptor (if it's half-way decent).
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Thanks! that will save me some cash!
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeah, my brother uses a Boss power supply for his SansAmp GT-2. Works bitchen.