Low Profile Power Supply Options (Pedaltrain Nano)

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  1. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Hi fellow low-enders!

    I am looking to assemble a small pedalboard of essentials on something like a Pedaltrain Nano. What are you guys using and what would you recommend as a low profile power supply underneath?

    Requirements: Must power 5 pedals and at least one does not play well with the others, so it would have to be isolated. The pedals would be a relatively low current draw (comp, chorus, octave, mini tuner and timer/clock - maybe a dirt pedal on occasion).

    I like the idea of the Volto as it would be an easier setup not having to plug it in. Do you have to unplug the pedals not to drain its power when not in use? Do any of you have experience with it?

    Post pictures if you've got 'em!
  2. gh0st42

    gh0st42 Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2019
    It ain’t cheap, but a Cioks DC7 is tiny, light, and can run all 7 isolated outputs at individually selectable voltage from 9-18v.
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  3. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    My board is a Nano+ powered by Volto it has an on/off switch, just turn it OFF after using it and no battery drain. Never a glitch with mine been using it live for several years 76BE8E74-2FF5-4181-A5BD-7042DE588391.jpeg

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  4. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Anyone have or use the Rockboard (by Warwick) stuff?
  5. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    This Nano+ board is powered by a Cioks DC5, fits under the board. Plenty of power, voltage options on each isolated output, totally silent in operation.. yes, I like it!
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  6. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV

    Nov 30, 2008
  7. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    I will add yet an Aguilar DB 925 preamp/buffer to the board, it will be first in the signal chain. I calculated the total current draw of the pedals now on the board plus the DB 925, it is 248,5 mA which is nowhere near the limit, the Cioks DC5 can supply up to 900 mA.
  8. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Denver, CO
    A Cioks DC-5 or DC-7, or Eventide PowerMax or PowerMini (get the version with an included power supply rather than the link version).
  9. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Northumberland, UK
    I've used the Warwick Rockboard LT and the Cioks DC7 with success.
  10. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    True Tone CS6
  11. I use a cioks dc5 for my pedaltrain mini. I’m pretty sure cioks designed the dc5 specifically to fit the nano and mini pedaltrains. DC5EDFB1-0184-4236-A1AC-1F109DC405DE.jpeg BA9A3FA4-CDC5-4CC4-89D6-87FE01F0B2EA.jpeg BFC8F21A-FEC5-4C73-A582-DC530D7B8F51.jpeg 3247E7DA-681F-4B4D-BC28-4793A11ED143.jpeg I normally just use 4 pedals. Cioks does or did make another one that will also fit that only has 4 outs And is a little less expensive (Adom or Atom or something like that) But the 5th output is nice to have because I use it at home to power my tc ditto and I want to say the less expensive one won’t power my shure wireless if I remember right. The dc5 300 out powers it just fine. It’ll even run 12v if you have an old OC-2 or something
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  12. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
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  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I ended up going with a True Tone CS6. I already have experience with some of their other products such as the OneSpot and CS12 and they have worked well for me. Plus, it was cheaper than the Sytrmon Zuma R300, which also looks nice. But there could be a possibility of getting 6 pedals on there eventually too, so I didn't want to be stuck if that ends up being the case.

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