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Power Supply Quest - Nano+ sized; Two 18v; Enabler mA

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by monsterthompson, Sep 3, 2016.


  1. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    I need to power the following:

    1 - Nano+ board, so small/light, and about 5 pedals (more couldn't hurt, but that's about what fits)
    2 - An Enabler, which is pretty mA hungry (300+ I think)
    3 - Two Dunwich pedals that I'd like to run at 18v (common neg-center style)

    ...and I keep eying compressors, which means another 18v option wouldn't hurt.

    What's out there that would do the job?
     
  2. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    Cioks DC5 is about the only power supply that will fit under a Pedaltrain Nano/Metro board.

    It has 2 300mA outputs, I'm powering a very power hungry Effectrode PC-2A from mine that is rated at 350mA minimum yet works fine, so it should cope with an Enabler which probably uses nowhere near as much in reality (the Effectrode contains a tube and gets very warm during use). I've also heard of someone running a Two Notes Le Bass, which is supposed to need 500mA, from a single one of these 300mA outputs!

    It has only one output switchable for 18v 100mA but comes with a splitter cable so you can run 2 pedals off of it, I had no problem running a Diamond Compressor and Tone Hammer from the single outlet. Cioks also make a 3 way daisy chain cable for this supply in case you ever need to add a third. Most analog pedals use under 30mA so you should be OK powering 3 depending on what they are!
     
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  3. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    Ah! Didn't know the 18v had a splitter. Don't know what my mA draw will be on 18v pedals. but I'll figure it out.

    Yeah, the Enabler is a beast. I couldn't make my old Pedal Power II drive it, so I moved to One Spot.
     
  4. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    If the Enabler is too much for the socket, Cioks do current doubler cables but that would take up both 300mA high power sockets - you could be crafty and put a splitter or daisy chain on that though since the 3Leaf won't need all 600mA!

    The Truetone CS-7 can power pretty much anything, they even say to ignore the mA ratings on the outputs as long as you don't exceed the total for the whole brick. It's taller than the DC 5 though and you'd need to mod the Pedaltrain with bigger feet to clear it if you happened to want to mount it underneath.
     
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