View Full Version : powering my delay pedal
07-14-2011, 06:07 PM
Quick question, I just got a TC flashback and man does this thing eat batteries (got it yesterday and just put in my third). Its my first delay pedal and didn't realize they typically need to be run on an adapter. It didn't come with a wall adapter, but I was wondering if any generic 9V adapter will do the trick. The pedal says 9V DC/100mA so am I correct in that if I have an adapter that is 9V and over 100mA it should work fine? I guess im unsure if the amp rating for the adapter should match or be greater or less than the pedal. I don't wanna hurt my pedal of course, but 9V power is 9V power right?
07-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Yes, almost any pedal adapter will work. Just make sure it is 9 volts DC, center negative, with 100ma and you'll be good to go. I wouldn't recommend daisy chaining but it won't hurt anything as long as enough amperage is supplied and there's no problem if it's not noisy. The fact that it has an analog dry thru might make it more daisy chain tolerant. I'm not too sure as I haven't use a daisy chain in a long time.
Yep, you got it, any standard 9v should be ok, and batteries are not ok. I prefer using batteries anywhere possible, but delays typically don't work too well with them. Sometimes ragged 'tape' sounds are possible with a dying battery though...
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