Power Supply

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  1. brunel

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    No experience with that brand, though at that price point I would wonder if the outlets are truly electrically isolated as opposed to just mechanically/physically isolated.
     
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    Take a look at the Voodoo Labs gear. It is not cheap, but it does offer clean power. Each power source is individually isolated.
     
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    I think it looks good. A grounded power cable is always a good sign. Brand goes out of it's way to sell on isolated outputs, most of the others like Mosky and other cheapies slip 'isolated' into the wording. They are anything but isolated. You can also stretch five outputs to more pedals with daisy-chains. Separate your digital from your analog pedals, and I bet you run with a LOT less noise. Some pedals don't play with others. Ones with charge pumps can also be noisy on the daisy-chain.

    Good luck!
     
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    I have no experience with the Fame DC Junior, but I have the Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-2AC Pro Modular.

    It is super quiet and exceptionally good value.

    I bought the HB PowerPlant because I wanted a power supply that plugged directly into the mains, without a wall wart, that would work anywhere in the world (100-240 V). I also wasn't prepared to pay CIOKS or voodoo labs prices.

    I took a little bit of a gamble, but the unit performs as advertised and if anything, it has exceeded my expectations. I would definitely buy one again, and they can be chained together, so I may well do that if my pedalboard ever expands.

    https://www.thomannmusic.com/intl/ca/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_2ac_pro_modular.htm
     
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    I plug a power strip into the courtesy jack of one amp, and then plug the second amp and wall wart/daisy chain combo into that, so only one cord is going into the wall. Seems to work ok.
     
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    I’ll use a Volto when I have to. Not sure if this is the same thing as what you’re looking at, but thought this may help. Charges last quite a while. And no noise issues.
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    Tru Tone One Spot Pro. It isn't the wall wart daisy chain rig, in spite of the name. It's a regulated, isolated, reasonably priced power supply with different voltage taps depending on what you need. It quieted my overall rig beyond anything I had hoped.

    I have the CS7 which is more than I will ever utilize on my board. At the time I bought mine, they also made a CS12.
     
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    I've only used USB powerbanks on my live and studio boards for years and have never looked back. No extra cable, no noise. No matter where I go I'm good right away. I got tired of all the fiddling around with power cords. Depending on how big your board is you can get away with one powerbank.

    I use the RealPower PB-20K PD with 20000 mAh. This thing is top, and costs a silly € 23.00. Plus a Songbird USB to 9 V converter for € 17. So in total around £35 - 40.

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    That's what i think too, i mean i don't know anything about electronics but i've read many times about power supply sold as isolated but they actually are like a normal power supply with a daisy chain.

    I know for sure that these two from Harley Benton are isolated.

    https://www.thomann.de/it/harley_benton_powerplant_junior.htm

    https://www.thomann.de/it/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_1ac_pro_modular.htm
     
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    Wow! I had no idea. Brilliant.
     
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    +1 on the Harley Benton, I hesitated clicking the buy button, but pulled the trigger and didn't regret it. Mine is the PowerPlant Iso-2 Pro:
    https://m.thomann.de/pl/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_2_pro.htm

    Fits under the pedaltrain metro16, with just a tad of rocking on cables. I plan to fix it raising the legs with a couple of washers. Or maybe tidying up the cables a bit?;)
     
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    Battery powered is the way to go. Just check max draw of your board against battery capacity
     
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    Yes, but if you want you digital pedals powered for longer than an hour, or find it tedious to unplug every input jack to save the batteries from draining, a good PS is the way to go.
     
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    Truetone! High quality-lower price point. I started with the daisy chain and now have two of their power supplies.
     
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    yea I’ve run a voodoo labs pedal power 2 plus for the longest time. I’ve never been disappointed
     
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    CIOKS is what you need. Best and small profile to fit below your board.

    Although Walrus also has a great feature, a 120V 3 prong plug for those oddball wired pedals or a board mounted amp.

    Or any number of janky pieces of junk from scrapper brands that will make your noise problem worse instead of better.

    A or B are good choices. C, not so much.
     
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    Seconded!
    I have a couple of their ISO-series and can definitely recommend them
    Except the ISO-5 Pro, this one cuased some ugly humming.....
    But the ISO-2 Pro and ISO-10AC are all in constant use on my different boards. Powerful, no noise-issues and really small enough for placing underneath a pedalboard.
     
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