Can my pitchblack power my sp and my EP?

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  1. TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal Member

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    looking to untie some slots on my voodoo lab pp+2 and was hoping to run my sp and EP to the output of my pitchblack. Anyone else using it to run something from it?
     
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    Pitchblack manual says you can run up to 200ma from the DC out and that you can daisy chain.

    The EP and the SP pull 5ma each, so at 10ma you should be in good shape.
     
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    Yep, i doubt those two would cause any extra noise when daisied from the tuner out. I say go for it
     
  4. TheRealDeal

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    awesome! thanks guys!
     
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    I always use the out from my Pitchblack (or Boss tuner) to free up an output on the power supply.
    But just to be clear: the tuner itself doesn't power anything. It's just a daisy chain technically.
    So just check what the output from the PP+2 is, subtract how much power the tuner needs, and if what you have left covers the sp and the EP, you're good to go.
    (The only potential risk is ground issues, but never had a problem myself).
     
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    aren't most of the output of the pp2+ 100ma if not altered by the switch?
     
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    I believe so (I use the BBE Supa Charger, which is very similar).
    So as long as tuner+sp+EP < 100ma you're good to go.
     
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    Pitchblack manual says maximum of 30ma.
    5ma each for the SP and EP for a total of 40ma.
    Should be good to go.
     
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    You might get a little noise having a digital and two analogs in the daisy together, try it out, if it works, it works.
     
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    Could cause noise and ground loops.
     
  11. TheRealDeal

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    hmmmm don't want to mess anything up...would it be better to power my 535q and my ep with it?
     
  12. broken_sound

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    That would still be daisying a digital with two analogs. Your tuner is digital, in most cases when you daisy a digital pedal with an analog pedal you can get some noise due to the chip. This is one of the reasons isolated power units are so popular on pedal boards. You won't hurt anything trust me, pedals only pull what they need and you have plenty of mA coming out of the tuner.
     
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