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Pedal Board Power Supply Recommendations

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by esa372, Jan 5, 2018.


  1. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey, TB.

    I'm putting together a board with four boxes, and I have run into a P/S problem...

    Three of the pedals take standard 9V (DC) power @ 100-200mA - no problem there - but, the fourth one takes 30V (AC) power @ 600mA.

    I have seen several that put out 450mA (like the MXR Iso-Brick), but I have not found any that put out 30V (AC) @ 600mA.

    Is there a single power solution for all four boxes, or should I expect to run three from one source, and the big one from its own P/S?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!
     
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The only one I know (and I could be wrong) that does both is the CIOKS AC10. However it only does 16V AC.

    Here's mine. I happened to have it out because I'm about to wire up my board (finally).

    20180105_204617.
     
  3. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks, two fingers!

    That unit won't work for me, because I need 30V... but, I'll try contacting the manufacturer; maybe they'll have some ideas.
     
  4. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Sweetwater Employee
    Curious, what pedal requires that kind of power? Seems like a lot.
     
  5. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hi, willsellout!

    It is a lot of power, but that's because it's not a pedal - it's a DI: :thumbsup:

    RT-4001.

    I'm setting up a "DI Board"; something I can grab for studio recording, or "ampless" gigs. The RT-4001 will be the heart of the signal chain, which will also include a Q\Strip, a M76 compressor, and a tuner. This gives me everything I need for going direct, studio or stage.

    ST-300 tuner > RT-4001 > M76 compressor > Q\Strip

    I can then run a "pre" signal directly from the RT-4001, and/or a "post" signal from the Q\Strip... and the tuner can mute the whole system. Works for me! :bassist:
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
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  6. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Sweetwater Employee
    Awesome, thanks for the explanation! Good luck with your search!
     
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  7. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I couldn't find a single-solution PS, but here is my new DI board:

    DI_board.

    :hyper: :thumbsup: :bassist: :D
     

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