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Power Brick 18V, AC Input

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JJBluegrasser, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. JJBluegrasser

    JJBluegrasser Wannabe Snazzy Dresser

    Apr 17, 2003
    USA, Raleigh, NC
    Hi All,
    I realize this issue has been talked about quite a bit, but I can't find a solution for my specific needs. Here's what I've got:

    Boss TU-2
    EHX Holy Grail - 9V
    EHX English Muff'n - 18V
    EHX Bass Balls - 9V
    Aphex Punch Factory - 9V

    Future Growth
    Wah (not sure what kind)- assume 9V
    Small Clone - 9V
    Small Stone - 9V

    I'm looking for a power brick capable of powering all of these pedals and I'd like it to take US AC input directly (like the Voodoo Labs). I don't want a wall wart with a skinny cable to the brick.

    Any thoughts? If I've missed this in my searching, please feel free to show me the way to the old posts.

  2. benevan


    May 2, 2002
    If money is no object, get the Juicebox


    It has dedicated 18-volt output and has enough current capacity to handle all of your pedals including the Holy Grail (which I think is rated at around 200 ma).

    The Pedal Power 2+ or the Burkey Flatliner will also work as well, however, you will need a special cable to join two of the isolated 9 VDC outputs in a serial connection to double the voltage to 18 VDC. You can get this cable from Stomin Ground or direct from either manuafacturer.


    Additionally, the PP2+ and the Flatliner have enough current capacity to handle the high current draw Holy Grail. For the PP2+, two of the outputs are rated for 200 ma; all of the outputs on the Flatliner are rated for 200 ma.

    The Juicebox and the Burkey also have AC output so you can power pedals that require AC voltage like the Whammy or Pigtronix.
  3. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Do you have a Flatliner or have you used one? I am looking for a unit that can handle 120v and 230v mains power and that seems to be the only game in town. Otherwise I get a device like the Dunlop and get a euro wall wart to power it with. I like the Flatliner more. I sent them an email about the 120/230 thing, but I'd love to hear some feedback from a real user.