Weird Powering Question (9/18V, daisy chains and isolated outputs)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Wootie, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Wootie


    Oct 22, 2009
    Hey Guys!

    I have a little problem with powering an Aguilar Tone Hammer. This Pedal requires 18V Input, where the two other Pedals on the Board (PT Nano) are a TC Polytune and a MXR Bass Octave Deluxe, both with 9V inputs. I'd like to use a daisy chain and a one spot power supply.

    Now, there are multiple ways to solve this problem:

    1. Using the TH with batteries. Not really an option...

    2. A seperate 18V wallwart for the TH (meh..)

    3. A voltage doubler like this
    Clean but there's a 30€ price tag...

    then i found one of those cables and i wondered if i could power the TH with just this cable and the daisy chain. I know that there are two isolated outputs needed to get 18V this way. Now the question is: if i use one plug of the daisy chain PLUS the power out of the Tuner, would those be two isolated 9V outlets and result in the desired 18V?

    I might just get the godlyke adapter anyways, but i was curious if that would work.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    I use the Iso-Pump and it works fine. You could also power the Tone Hammer with Phantom Power from the board if that's available.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The power out on the tuner is daisy-chained just like the 1spot, there is no isolation.
  4. Wootie


    Oct 22, 2009
    Thank's, that's what i assumed. Well, seems like the adapter would be the best choice.