Expanding Pedalboard Power

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  1. Jujo

    Jujo Supporting Member

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    What is are some of the recommended methods to get more power on your pedalboard. I plan to run a PP2+ on a Pedaltrain2. But I'm going to need more than 8 power connections. How do people get around this?

    I'm thinking I could run a DC Brick off the PP2+ (must check wattage), or maybe a 1spot? What are you guys doing?

    Thanks
     
  2. frizbplaya

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    So far I've made it on 1 pp2, but when I need more power I plan on getting a second pp2 and plugging it into the AC out on the first pp2.
     
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    That's what I'd do.
     
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    Each tap provides 100mA of power (5 and 6 provide 200mA on the PP2 and 250mA on the PP2+).

    Since most pedals use way under 100mA (I think a Boss DS-1 uses around 4mA if I remember correctly) you can use one of those 5 output multi-tap things to expand each jack to power 5 or more pedals. Just look up the current draw of each pedal you use and ensure you don't go over the 100mA rating.
     
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    You can daisy chain off the PP2+, just get a one spot cable. No need for a second adapter. If you're using analog pedals, you could realistically daisy chain 10 pedals up to one outlet.
     
  6. Jujo

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    Ditto on the information!

    I was just getting ready to ask a similar question myself regarding daisy chain cables.
     
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    maybe use something like a peterson tuner, tu-2 or other power-supplyable pedal and use it to power some of the extra 9vs that aren't picky with power (boss, ibanez, etc)
     
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    This is what I do and it works great. Just plug it into 5 or 6 and you'll be fine.
     
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    By daisy chaining off of 5 or 6 could there be a chance for a ground loop?
     

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