Cioks DC 10- I have to leave output 7 empty?

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  1. yawiney

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    So I finally got rid of the power strip full of wallworts and my daisy chain 1spot and got a DC 10. It came yesturday and I hooked it all up, made sure everything was connected correctly and all was working. While at rehearsal last night got into a preset on my Empress SD which is plugged into output 8-(12v, 250ma positive tip using the red positive cable), and got horrible noise when altering the preset. it happened anytime I altered any preset. The pedal worked fine otherwise and everything else was working great.

    Do I need to leave outlet 7 open due to the Empress being positive tip? or is it the ma sharing getting in the way??
    For my show tonite I will leave 7 empty and use a battery for one of my 9v pedals.
     
  2. gibs5000

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    Yes, 7 and 8 as well as 9 and 10 are to be used separately, they are not to be used at the same time. It's either one or the other
     
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    Yeah, i've been leaving 9 empty too because 10 is my Echoltuion 1 which is already a bit noisy. Bummer, I thought I was getting 10 outputs but I guess it's only 8. Are there some types of pedals that are ok to combine?
     
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    Low current pedals/analog pedals. So overdrives, compressors, analog chorus/delays and the like.
     
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    Thanks. I'll experiment. It was all working fine till i tried altering a preset. Guess that takes more current??
    Tonite i'll stick with the battery in one and leave it empty.
     
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    You can use them simultaneously, but they share a ground/are not isolated. They still put out their respective voltage each when used simultaneously, as each tap has it's own regulator but 7&8 share a ground, 9&10 share a ground, as if daisy chaining.
     
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    ^maybe I confused the AC rider specs with the dc10. Either way, the super delay is a high current pedal with a positive tip power supply. Typically would be a good idea to avoid sharing a ground with other pedals, especially with the super delay's odd ball requirements.
     
  8. tjontheroad

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    No need to use that battery. You can still daisy chain the used outs.

    Edited to add:

    You can use one of these
    http://cioks.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=55&Itemid=72

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    ^ doesn't the dc10 come with the dual cable?
     
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    It's not on parts list. I have a DC 10, but I don't remember if the cable came with it. I use two of them on my bass rig.
     

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