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Measuring Pedal Amperage

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sean_w_mcgrath, Sep 10, 2005.


  1. sean_w_mcgrath

    sean_w_mcgrath does this forum name make me look fat?

    Not sure if anyone knows about this or not, but it is possible to measure how many mA's your pedals draw very easily.

    Link: http://members01.chello.se/pastorn/fx/mods/power/measure.htm

    I tried it out tonight, and it is a piece of cake if you have a multimeter. I measured a few of my pedals to make sure I am not drawing too much from my power supply, here are the pedals I measured in case anyone finds this information useful. All of these values were taken with the pedal on drawing it's most power.

    Aphex Bass Xciter - 5mA
    Boss GEB-7 Bass EQ - 19mA
    Sansamp Bass Driver DI - 7mA
    Korg DT-10 Tuner - 17mA
    Digitech Bass Synth Wah - 84mA

    http://members01.chello.se/pastorn/fx/mods/power/draw.htm has some more popular pedals already measured, but not many of the pedals popular with the bass crowd.

    Feel free to post your own results (for those who don't have a multimeter and are trying to optimize their pedal board).

    I'll post more when I get more pedals!