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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:50 am    Post subject: Pedal Power recommendations Reply with quote

I'm looking to put together a new board for gigging. Can I have some recommendations of a decent power supply, in particular any good budget ones out there. Board/cases recommendations welcome too.

I'm looking for something that can power at least 5 pedals and is versatile power wise. Something that comes with all the required wires etc would be ace.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cioks Adam is great and relatively affordable. I run that and use Diago isolators on anything that have to share a power outlet on the supply and have no noise even in venues with dodgy power.

I'd also have a nosey at the trex power supplies and also the Harley benton powertank jr clone as that's fully isolated.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gabriel Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordell Audio Power Core?

Anyone heard of these?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a rebadged Joyo power supply.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Eric said. It looks as though it's using encapsulated DC-DC converters like >>this<<
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a bad thing?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all. I had been looking at the cost to convert a couple of outlets on my multi-output PSU.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for my recent overhaul, i got this:

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the board came with everything you need for mounting things (velcro, zip ties, etc), and the brick came with the 18v adapter and cables. actualyl, the mxr was bundled with some patch cables, too. pretty sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good deal!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with a decent find...and I'm not being sarcastic Wink

Cheapies abound, and most are half decent for what pretty much what all of us need. I as well use a One Spot when I play bass (Comp-Micro POG-drive-EQ-chorus), and although the POG gets amperage hungry and occasionally acts weird with the One Spot, the the little wall wart is clean and tidy. That all said, if the pedalboard includes primitive fuzz-types (treble boost, fuzz face, octavia, etc.), you'll likely need regulated power with isolated DC outputs, because the noise will be unbearable.

Which is why I tell folks that in the long run, if we can afford a pair of pedals running close to $200 (for example), something like a Voodoo Labs Pee Pee Too for $170 or a chunk less used is not a bad investment for a clean signal chain, and they're built like tanks. The toroidal transformer inside makes them heavy and the product lineup has amperage limitations, but then again Cioks has that covered for a bit more.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Voodoo Labs one is good, but the T Rex Chameleon is my favourite and I am probably going to pick one up at some point:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/trex_fuel_tank_chameleon.htm

The issue I have is that I have a very specific set of power needs; if I was to mount my POG1 and Moogerfooger Freqbox on my board I'd need two additional specialist outputs. The POG usually takes a 300ma 18v supply while the FreqBox takes a reverse polarity 9v supply usually (can't remember the min ma rating off the top of my head but I imagine it can get hungry). The reverse polarity is fine dependent on the ma output of one of the individual sockets of whatever power supply I use as most big-budget PSUs come with reverse polarity adapters, although apparently MoogerFoogers really do not play well with other pedals so PSUs used for them need to be properly isolated.

The POG is the difficult one, really, as most bug PSUs come with 18v outs, but usually quite low-powered, around 100-150ma. I don't know if that would be enough.

My pedalboard is now huge enough that I can fit a whole lot of shit underneath it, though, so I could conceivably just mount an extension plug socket under there and then lump all the individual wall-warts in there... would that be an issue in terms of interference with the pedals being so close to the power supplies, though?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up that one I posted earlier, it's just going to be for a few pedals so it shouldn't be an issue. It was cheap enough that I can just upgrade later if I need to. I won't be running enough off it (or often enough) to really justify paying a hefty price.

If I start loading it with my guitar and bass stuff I'll upgrade if noise is an issue.

Cheers for all the input, I'll report back with some feedback once it arrives.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, Thomas, I gave the link to a colleague who was looking for something for home studio use, he's ordered one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My colleague's Norell came today, looks pretty solid (not sure about the 18V wall wart), of the touted two "polarity reverse cables" one has a 3.5 mm jack on it and might or might not be just an adapter.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even cheaper and identical specs:
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