View Full Version : Will A 1 Spot Power Tech 21 Character Pedals?
03-01-2011, 08:20 AM
I picked up another Tech 21 character pedal (Blonde) last week to accompany my Liverpool, I hate running pedals on batteries and pulled out an old one spot power supply that I keep as a backup. The 1 spot always worked, but has sat in my gigbag for a couple of years. but last night I plugged both of my tech 21's in and got nothing. It was late and didn't pull any more pedals out to test the 1 spot. and ran the a seperate power cable to the blonde and ran the liverpool off the battery. Does anyone knw the power specs of the Tech 21 and 1 spots? Never had any issues before with 1 spot- but it may have just burnt out? Any help is always appreciated!
03-01-2011, 08:39 AM
I believe it is toast. And good riddance. The Tech pedals likely draw about 5 ma apiece. So you could run 200 of em off that hum adding (in my experience) digital wallwart.
03-01-2011, 08:46 AM
yeah the 1 Spot is like 1200 or 1400 mA or something, way more than enough for your pedals. so i agree: it's probably toast. (i guess it's a good thing i carry a backup - i always wondered if it was necessary.)
03-01-2011, 09:00 AM
they run on my one spot
03-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Thanks- kinda thought that mite b the issue- :bonk
03-01-2011, 09:31 AM
I think 1-Spots are pretty good.
03-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Although our pedals will work with some digital switching power supplies we do not recommend them being used with our products. We have had too many complaints from customers using these type of supplies.
06-22-2011, 03:09 PM
Sorry to revive this thread, but I think it's useful to do so.
Is there a specific adaptor other than Tech21's that you can safely recommend?
06-23-2011, 07:50 AM
The Voodoo Labs Pedal Power or similar. Any isolated unit with the correct polarity, amperage and voltage requirements should work fine.
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