Do pedals NEED a battery in them when they're powered by a PP2+?

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  1. joel_ostrom

    joel_ostrom Tele-Afflicted

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    Just wondering if pedals that can run off a 9V battery absolutely have to have a battery in them in order to be powered by an external power source. Is it possible to run them without a battery at all?

    I have been doing both with certain pedals, but i'm wondering what the effect is on the pedal when you run it with/without the battery in it. I had a Keeley Comp one time that quit working completely, but when I replaced the battery it came back to life. Could it have been possible to run it with no battery install at all?

    Thanks!
     
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    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    All of my pedals are fed from Pedal Powers, and none of them have batteries in them. The first thing I do when I buy a new pedal is remove the battery (if there is one).
     
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    joeford Friend of Leo's

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    yup... they just weigh down your pedal board... no need for them.

    i always wondered why they included the batteries with pedals. i think so you'll have something to put in your fire alarms. very considerate of them to worry about your safety like that...
     
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    Heh, that's EXACTLY where they go!
     
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    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    You coulda tested this yourself in about the same time it took to type the question. :lol:
     
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    Well I kinda did, but what I really was curious about was whether it actually affected the tone or function of the pedal. Just wondered if there were others who did it one way or the other and wanted to hear what they had to say
     
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    I'd remove the batteries before one of them leaks..
     
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    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

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    I swear that I've had things that would actually charge the batteries when run on an AC adapter. Not pedals but radios and boom boxes.
     
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    im pretty sure i've seen stuff like that too. wouldn't that be amazing!

    or what if they could incorporate some cell phone battery tech into a standard 9V size?
     
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