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Switchmode Power Supplies

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BryanB, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've read about these power supplies on TalkBass. I think it may be just what I need. What little information is online says it can handle different types of plugs with different polarities, but I can't tell what mix of connectors it comes with and where I can buy others.

    Also, how well does it work with mixed polarities on the same chain? (I have had some bad hum problems with this before.)

    Here is what I am powering:

    Dredge-Tone Angler: mini phone + tip
    EH Octave Multiplexer: mini phone + tip
    Frantone Lo-Tone: mini phone + tip
    True bypass box: 2.5mm barrel - tip (Boss type)
    MoogerFooger LPF: 2.5mm barrel + tip (oddball)
    Fulltone Chrl/Flng: 2.5mm barrel - tip (Boss type)
    Akai Headrush: 2.5mm barrel - tip (Boss type)

    Everything is pretty standard except the MoogerFooger. I will use the power supply that came with it if I have to.

    If someone has some pictures of the connectors and wiring that would be really helpful.
  2. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Mine came with a number of different plugs for the the power supply itself, including the mini-phone and the Boss type (2.5mm).

    However, the included 5-plug daisy chain only has Boss type connectors.
  3. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Can you get different connectors for the daisy chain?
  4. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Good question - I don't know ... right now I don't need any more than one Boss-style chain gives me.
  5. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I think you can get adapters at Radio Shack
    or somewhere like that.
    I Love my Switchmode, but all my pedals use the "boss-type" connectors


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