Pedal switch / Power switch

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nicholas Smith, Mar 2, 2021.


  1. Nicholas Smith

    Nicholas Smith

    Apr 10, 2019
    Not sure about you folks, but I’m tired of worn out pedal foot switches so...I wonder is it safe to plug the power adapter into a switched power outlet and manually turn off the power that way (this is for use at home - not for band stuff)...can it cause harm to the pedal to disengage power this way?

    Does this make sense?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Shouldn't matter, I think. Subbing to find out if I'm wrong.
     
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  3. Yes. In fact, using the footswitch to turn off a pedal doesn't turn off the pedal, it just disconnects it from the signal path.

    Using a switched power strip is a totally fine way to kill the power supply.
     
  4. Nicholas Smith

    Nicholas Smith

    Apr 10, 2019
    Great. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
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    Oops weing thread...
     
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