Simple power supply solution

paperman

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Last update after a few tests.
conneting to the daisy chain (unfortunately I have 5-pin daisy and 6 pedals):
- simplifier + 4 pedals (analog) = hiss
- 4 pedals (analog) + Ditto (digital) = hiss
- simplifier + 3 pedals (analog) + Ditto (digital) = NO HISS !
- simplifier or 1 pedal only (analog) = hiss
- Ditto only (digital) = NO HISS !
how is it possible?
 

Junkyard Dog

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You could take your board into Guitar Center (or similar) and try the supplies out right there before buying…assuming not too inconvenient.
 

Killing Floor

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CIOKS all the way. Selectable voltages and fits under any board and expandable with the same power cord. Isolated. No brainer.
 

Rich_S

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The OP said “simplest” right in the thread title. The simplest solution is an isolated power supply. It will just flat-out work, no problems.

You could try a basic daisy-chain and it might work, or it might not. If not, then you’ll need to screw around with a second supply for a digital pedal, sorting out which pedal(s) are causing problems, etc.

A good isolated power supply might cost a little more, but it lets you spend your time playing instead of trouble shooting. It also avoids having that god-awful power strip full of wall warts next to all your nice pedals.
 

Peegoo

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I got tired of AC ripple and hiss in the chain so I went wireless. Guitar cable in, guitar cable out. Done.

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This is a 12vDC rechargeable lithium pack that runs the Fly Rig for more than 40 hours on a single charge. Do a little math based on the total current draw of your pedals, and you can calculate how long a battery pack will last per its advertised mA/hour rating. Note that some makers wildly exaggerate their mA/H rating. The Talentcell battery (Amazon) I used here was really close on their advertised numbers.

I have a similar thing for my Red Truck pedalboard, but it's a 9v pack.
 




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