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Power supply for my Pedal board.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Derre, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    Hi, I need a suggestion for a new power supply for my pedal board.
    I live in Canada, but i often play guitar in HongKong, since i play in two countries, i want a isolated power supply to be 120-220V switchable, which i wont consider the Voodoo Lab 2 plus and t-rex.

    I have 9 pedals:
    Tc Tuner
    Xotic SP compressor
    Love Pedal Dover Drive
    Crybaby classic
    JHS Morning glory
    Sparkle Drive Mod
    Tc Corona Chorus
    Catalinbread belle epoch
    Ditto looper mini

    Nothing very special / power hungry
    i think i will use a split to power the tuner, i need around a 8-isolated-outlet power supply, and voltage has to be switchable.

    In my mind there is the
    DECIBEL ELEVEN HOTSTONE DELUXE V2 C$200
    truetone cs12 or 7 (then which two should i split.?) C$240
    Cioks DC10 C$280

    I personally dont like the products from MXR.
    anyone has experience about the cs12 / decibel eleven?
    I heard many good reviews about the CIOKS DC10, but does it worth the extra $80 compare to the decibel eleven?
     

  2. BBill64

    BBill64 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 19, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I think you could go for something with just 5 isolated outputs and daisy chain the wah/dirts off of one output. I find that dirts don't interfere with each other like modulation does with dirt and people say comps can be noisy.
    [​IMG]
    MXR pedals kick butt.
     

  3. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    some does, i used to love the carbon copy.
    but the dc brick and some pedals are... not as good

    so u suggest sth like a cs7, and daisy chain the 3 drive pedal together?
     

  4. elmoscafeo

    elmoscafeo Tele-Afflicted

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    Jun 29, 2012
    Chicago Suburbs
    I use the Caline CP-05. I have 2 of them and they work great. Will run off of 110V-240V. 9, 12 and 18 VDC outputs. They claim it to have "isolated" outputs but their not truly isolated. Nonetheless, it's quiet power. If you shop around you'll find some under different names and prices running around the $40 mark.
     

  5. Formerblonde

    Formerblonde Tele-Meister

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    Sep 17, 2012
    Ottawa
    I'm interested to know if the 50Hz in Hong Kong causes you any difficulty with the pedal board. I know voltage converters are available that would reduce the 220v to 110v...I should think a 500watt unit would give you plenty of power. Not sure you want that 10lb transformer joining you on the flight though.
     

  6. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    thats why i actually prefer the cioks, truetone... coz the can just plug n play.
     

  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    You're 21 and play in both Canada and Hong Kong regularly?

    No offense, but why am I having a hard time believing this?

    Do you have a website/link for your band?
     

  8. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Meister

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    Aug 18, 2015
    Seligenstadt, Germany
    Still the best source for suggestions on power supplies for me:
    http://stinkfoot.se/power-list/power-supplies

    Apart from that, it doesn't seem too complicated, no pedal with AC, apparently all running on 9V DC?
    To be on the safe side, you should go for isolated outputs. But I also ran my overdrives and my wah with a daisy chain without any noise.
    Still, experiment with the settings, some pedals don't like to be side to side; sometimes they don't like being divided in those pedals in front of the amp and those in effects loop....
    My wah couldn't be placed near the power supply, so I had to put the power supply in the opposite corner.
     

  9. DaveKS

    DaveKS Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2013
    KS
    Why won't a trex chameleon work, its switchable to 115 or 230v, either of those should be in range for both places?

    But I agree with daisy chaining a few. Your comp, Dover, MG and Sparkle drive should all able to share one 300ma tap on Chameleon with ma to spare. Which one do you actually run at 12-18v, that would be my main criteria to which one I'd pick.
     

  10. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    I am 21, but not a band thing.
    I live in Hong Kong ard 3-5 months every year.
    I only playing with friends in both Canada and Hong Kong
     

  11. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    Great. will check this out tonight.
    i know my pedal is not complicated power thing, so all i need is a voltage switchable isolated power supply.
     

  12. Derre

    Derre TDPRI Member

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    Apr 10, 2017
    Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    i meant the t rex classic.
    and if i can choose, i would like to not daisy chain anything.
    i only run my belle epoch on 18V,
    everything else are on 9V
     
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