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Polish Love @18V?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DrStein, Feb 14, 2013.


  1. DrStein

    DrStein

    Nov 8, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    Did anyone try this or it will fry the pedal?
     
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I had one and I'm pretty sure it can't be run at 18v's
     
  3. pkw13

    pkw13

    Jan 15, 2003
    Polish Love was a red llama, right? If it is, it uses a CD4049UBE and the datasheet for that chip says it's safe up to 20V supply voltage. Give it a try.
     
  4. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I still have one of those...might try it at 18.
    What effect might one expect though and what are the potential problems that may show up?
     
  5. boomertech

    boomertech Frank Appleton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    I strongly suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the pedal before doubling the supply voltage. There are other components that can be severely damaged by a higher voltage, like LED’s and capacitors for instance.

    -Frank
     
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 I think I inquired about running mine at 18v and I'm pretty sure the answer was no the chip could very well survive but I'm not sure about the surrounding components?
     

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