Power consumption

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by IcedEarthWOM, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. IcedEarthWOM


    Oct 2, 2005
    I'm currently planning out my pedal board and am planing to daisy chain some of the pedals using the tu-2 and the ns-2 that I own.

    the only problem is that I need to know 2 things (both in mA, please):
    1) the maximum current drain of the SansAmp BDDI
    2) the maximum drain of the MXR M-132 Super Comp

    thanks in advance.

    PS. I'm asking here because none of the online manuals had the numbers listed, or they were minimum
  2. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I don't know the answer to your question, BUT honestly, screw using a LS-2 or TU-2 as your power source. They are limited to 200 mA, each and if you have pedals that don't have a 2.1 mm barrel with negative pin, you're looking at buying more parts, OR more wal-warts.

    Get a OneSpot multi-kit or a Godlyke Powerall. Both run 1700mA, and have all the adapters you'll need to run up to 5 pedals. Additional daisy chains are pretty cheap, if you have more pedals. Trust me, this is an investment you'll appreciate down the road.
  3. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire

    They're not even power supplies. You still need the Boss wall wart. That's the part that is limited to 200ma. The TU2/LS2/NS2 so called power supplies do nothing but consume power. You can connect the wall wart directly to the daisy chain cord to power pedals. You can also interchange the Godlyke and Visual with the Boss wall wart (the PSA 120 IIRC).
  4. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    i'm not a fan of the one spot. because of those adapter connections there's alot of excess cable. that kind of makes me angry.
  5. dirtgroove


    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Maybe I'm missunderstanding this but...

    From a TU2 (9 vlt adapt.) I daisy chain: a BDDI, Tech21 comp, Boss hm2, Digi synthwah and Akai SB1. I have no problems with power.
    Try it out in the store if you're not sure- I think you should be fine, though.
  6. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    *cough*Nothing to stop you putting a one spot through the TU-2, LS-2 and so on and daisy chaining out of it*cough*


    Of course this voids your warrenty, but I've already blown up 2 boss power supplies so am very unimpressed with them.
  7. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The most complicated boss pedal (i.e. the delays, digital junk, metal zone) run anywhere from 40-65 mA IIRC. That's not too much. You could go to radioshark (yes, radioshark) and get a high amperage power supply. Those generally are dependable, and have interchangeable tips (though you can glue/tape on the permanent barrel style one) and hook that to a 1-spot daisy chain cable. Stuff thin inside a pedal case, and you are good to go.
  8. IcedEarthWOM


    Oct 2, 2005
    that godlyke thing looks like it'll do the trick :D
  9. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    zip ties, my friend...