Boss TU-3

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  1. megaman254

    megaman254 Member

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    Is it absolutely necessary to use the PSA series AC Adaptor for the Boss TU-3 tuner?
     
  2. losergeek

    losergeek Member

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    Not sure what the PSA series is exactly, but I've used a bunch of different adapters on my TU2 - one spot, yorkville, ibanez - everything has worked fine.
     
  3. Hugo Da Rosa

    Hugo Da Rosa Silver Supporting Member

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    Nope, not necessary. As long as you are using a 9v center negative tip adapter with at least ~50mA of available current, you should be fine. I don't remember the exact the current draw of the pedal but I don't remember it being very high.
     
  4. chervokas

    chervokas Member

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    The PSA standard is just like a conventional regulated 9V pedal power supply so any regulated 9V DC power supply will work fine. The old Boss pedals w/ the ACA standard I think involved a 12V unregulated supply and regulation and voltage step down was done inside the pedal.

    http://stinkfoot.se/archives/726
     
  5. megaman254

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    Cool, so I have an adaptor that says INPUT:110V 50/60Hz OUTPUT: 9V 350mA will this do?
     
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    Sure
     
  7. chervokas

    chervokas Member

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    Yeah, assuming of course the output is 9V DC not AC, and ideally regulated (otherwise you could have noise).
     
  8. megaman254

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    Cool, yeah it says AC-DC Adaptor, but I'm not sure which is which, but this is the lowest adaptor I have, and I just don't have the extra money to go buy one.
     
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    To be safe why don't you post the brand name and model # of your adapter. That way one of us can research it for you to be sure.
     

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