9v, 12v, 18v

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by FrankHendrix, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. FrankHendrix

    FrankHendrix Telephile Gold Supporting Member

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    It's late and I'm jonesing. I have a Brick. I want to power 4 9v pedals and two 12v pedals. The Brick has enough 9s and 3 18v outputs. Would running 18v into the 12v pedal hurt it? Something tells me I read somewhere that that's not a problem but I figured someone here might know and give me some advice. Thanks.
     
  2. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Powering pedals at a higher voltage without knowing if it can, I would not suggest it. That is a considerable voltage jump from 12-18V. There are many pedals that can be powered at 12V that are labeled 9V, but at 18V you could easily fry your pedal. Contact the pedal manufacturer before anything else or look thru the manual/specs.
     
  3. jordane93

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    Looks at the pedal manual before plugging anything in. Some of your pedals may not be able to take a higher voltage and you might fry your pedal
     

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