1Spot question (mA question in general)

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  1. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    So my 1Spot paperwork says it has a 1.7A max load. My assumption is that it will power anything up to 1700mA, such as my Zoom G3, that requires 9V 500mA.

    Is that how that works?

    Please forgive my stupid question. I just don't want to mess anything up.
     
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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes.
    Many devices, particularly digital ones, require a little more juice to start up than they do to run. The tech specs should be accurate to cover the start up mA draw.
     
  4. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Is the 1700mA a combined total of pedals being run off the daisy chain?
     
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    It's worth noting that some digital pedals can act a little oddly if they're sharing power with several others, such as in a daisy chain. Your G3 may or may not be one of these. It shouldn't hurt anything to plug 'em all up and try it out, but keep your ears & eyes open to make sure they all operate properly.
     
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    ^^^This.
    I have a board with a few 9V pedals and a Flint with a 1Spot - worked fine until I added an El Cap - totally introduced weird noises so I run them both on the adapters they came with. Currently saving for a Decibel 11 PSU.
     
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    Concur.
     
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    The G3 will work fine with 300mA. Mine does.
     
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    8 responses all saying "yes". This is truly TGP.
     
  11. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Where's the post stating that Google is my friend? :)
     
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    Right next to the "try the Search function, bro" response.
     
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    Anything on a 1-spot with a Flint causes the 80's verb mode to whine, so that was a deal breaker.. that is to say it cased me to buy an ISO-5 which also lets me run my POT on 18v
     
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    this is because the flint is a digital pedal. they do not like being chained with analog pedals.
     
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    oddly enough, when i had my flint and ran it with 7 other pedals on the chain it was perfectly fine :dunno

    although at the time it was the only digital pedal on the chain. When i added the Echo Park that started to have some noise issues
     
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    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    The Echo Park is known in these parts to have some issues with how it is powered.

    I just tried a Flint this week in my chain (FD2 no-mos, EGDM, DD20, Flint, tuner) and had zero issues.
     
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    Including yours.
     

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