Can I get a power supply recommendation for a small acoustic guitar pedal board?

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  1. zepwanker

    zepwanker Member

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    Hello,



    I have a small acoustic guitar pedal board setup with a K&K Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp, an Eventide H9 Max, and TC Electronics Ditto 2 Looper. I am looking for a multi-power solution to get rid of all of the chords and power adapters, and don't anticipate having any additional power needs for future gear on this board. Below are the specs/recommendations per the manufacturers. Can somebody better at understanding this stuff recommend a multi-power supply and the additional adapters that would be needed? Thanks TGP community!






    K&K:
    Any well filtered, highly regulated, 12-15 Volt, positive center DC, 200ma or higher







    TC Ditto 2:
    9V AC @ 300mA 5% regulated. 2.1mm x 5.5mm + Barrel negative center.

    Tech Specs: Input Voltage Range 100-240V/50-60Hz Output Amps 670mA Output Voltage 9V Sleeve/Tip Configuration Tip: Negative, Sleeve: Positive



    H9:
    H9 can operate from a 5W power source that supplies regulated 9 to 12VDC max.
    The minimum required power ranges from a maximum of 4.5W at power up (all LEDs lit) to about 3.6W in normal operation depending on how many LEDs are lit.
    For a regulated 12VDC,
    The current requirement is 380mA at power up and 300mA in normal operation. Do not use unregulated 12V.
    For a regulated 9VDC,
    The current requirement is 500mA at power up and 400mA in normal operation.




    It seems something like this Cioks DC5 would work :
    Cioks - POWER SUPPLIES FOR EFFECT PEDALS
     
  2. thiscalltoarms

    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup, the DC5 is what you want. use a 12v 300ma for the K&K with a center positive cable. Use a two to one ma summing center positive cable (forget which one that is from Cioks) to link the second 300ma 12v with the 100ma 12v tap getting you a total of 400ma/12v for the H9. Then use a two to one ma summing center negative cable to link the remaining two 9v 100ma power outputs to the Ditto x2.

    That would be ideal, and would fit under a PT Nano I believe...
     
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    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    Adaptor info- for the K&K you want either a Cioks Type 2 red or type 4 green adaptor. The difference is the size of the plug. The Type 2 Red is 2.1mm like a boss plug but wired backwards, the green type 4 is a 2.5mm plug like the eventide h9 has.

    For the Ditto x2 and the H9 you will need two of the Parellel Adaptor Flex cables. Then you will need one Type 1 cable for the Ditto x2, and one Type 4 cable for the H9.

    So...
    2x
    http://cioks.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=70

    1x
    http://cioks.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=30

    1x
    http://cioks.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=42

    And one additional of either the Type 2 or Type 4 (red or green) depending on what size power jack the K&K needs- which I am not seeing on their website.
     
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    thiscalltoarms more gadgets than Batman. Gold Supporting Member

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    That would be the easiest option, but its pretty big compared to the Adam / DC5.
     
  6. zepwanker

    zepwanker Member

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    Yes, the size of the DC5 is as important as anything. Great suggestion thiscalltoarms, thanks for the help and the links!
     

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