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Taka Perry
post Oct 7 2013, 02:00 AM
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Hey guys,

You guys probably know that I'm in the process of setting up a live rig smile.gif Now, I'm at the stage of looking for a power supply for my pedals, and I have about 4 that I want to power. I was looking at the Voodoo Power Plus, but it is just so expensive! I was also looking at getting a Boss TU-3 tuner pedal, which says that I can power multiple pedals with.

What do you guys do with your pedalboards? Please let me know, thank you smile.gif


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klasaine
post Oct 7 2013, 07:02 AM
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Personally I would go with the higher end power supplies. This is a part of the equation you don't want 'cheap out' on.
Since you're only talking about 4 pedals look into this http://t-rex-effects.com/products/fueltank-junior-1.aspx
It'll power 5 pedals, all outputs are iso'd, it's solid as a rock and you can usually find them for $100 US.

With only four pedals - depending on what they are - you may be able to get away with a '1-spot' power supply.


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Taka Perry
post Oct 7 2013, 07:48 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Oct 7 2013, 05:02 PM) *
Personally I would go with the higher end power supplies. This is a part of the equation you don't want 'cheap out' on.
Since you're only talking about 4 pedals look into this http://t-rex-effects.com/products/fueltank-junior-1.aspx
It'll power 5 pedals, all outputs are iso'd, it's solid as a rock and you can usually find them for $100 US.

With only four pedals - depending on what they are - you may be able to get away with a '1-spot' power supply.


Thanks. That looks great, but if you're in Australia, you'd know that everything is more expensive here.. A Voodoo Power Plus is $320. That is insane! One of my pedals draws 500mA, but I don't know if it actually draws 500mA (Zoom MS-100BT). There are not many pedal power supplies that provide 500mA, so I think my option would be to power that one individually.

I can get this one for a good price here in Aus, and it seems to have the stuff I want. Still it doesn't have 500mA outputs, but I have read on forums that the Zoom MS-100BT with 200mA works for them. If the pedal is underpowered, do I risk damaging it, or does it just not turn on?


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post Oct 7 2013, 03:34 PM
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If you under power a pedal you won't hurt it - it just may not work as well, or at all.
The T-rex fuel tank 'classic' provides 500 ma ... but it is more expensive.


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 7 2013, 04:52 PM
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Hi mate, I have been using this one and works great with my pedals.

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