Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Super Locrian, Feb 24, 2009.
What's the best delay for battery use, if I don't want to change batteries too often?
What's the background on the battery requirement? Most delay pedals use a lot more juice than most other pedals.
Bite the bullet and get an EHX Deluxe Memory Man. There are no batteries! Just a 24-volt adapter.
My skreddy echo never needs batteries!
probably because you can't use them.
Delays simply require a lot of power. Nothing to be done about it at this point in our technological evolution.
With all the inexpensive power supplies/daisy chains out there, why would anyone still use batteries?
do digitals use less than analog?
Not necessarily, and sometimes they use far more. If you own ANY sort of delay pedal you owe it to yourself and the pedal to just get a one-spot or something like a Pedal Power 2+. Delay pedal + low battery =
The delay that doesn't eat batteries has the one-spot plugged into it.
Unless you're a street busker, why not lose the batteries and use an adaptor?
i heard the analog man delay has a good batt life. and maybe the carbon copy not sure.
In most cases digital will use a lot more than analog. A well designed analog pedal should not eat through batteries and should be able to get in the <15ma range for OD's, compressors, etc. and <30ma for modulation, and echo effects. The Mad Professor Delay does very well at 32ma (personally can't get past the noise it adds, but the repeats sit beautifully).
I measured the DM2 and Ibanez CD-10 I own. They use 12mA. Not much more than most overdrive pedals.
The Boss DD-7 uses 52mA.
The AD9 uses 14ma, and this is the one I rely on for my small pedalboard.
My Carbon Copy eats them in no time, it took about 2 hours of playing for me to kill one.
I've had the same battery in my Carbon Copy for months now. It doesn't get used alot, but I'm guessing it's had somewhere between 30 and 60 hours use on it so far.
What are these magical batteries you speak of?
Duracell Procell. I get them through work... not sure if they're available for public consumption. According to the datasheet, if a Carbon Copy draws ~10mA they should last ~50-60 hours, depending on how low a voltage the CC will operate on.
MXR lists the current draw at 26mA max... I'm guessing that's with both the modulation and delay running. I don't really use the modulation, so it's probably down around ~10mA-14mA with just the delay.