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Help! Is my 1Spot capable of powering my pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by skyn, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. skyn

    skyn Active Member

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    I've recently run into some bad luck of having every music store in my country run out of isolated power supplies, eg PP2+ and T-Rex Fuel Tank Jr.

    I've got the following pedals, and am trying to find out if my 1Spot would be capable of powering them up.

    Vox 847>TS9>OCD v3>MXR Blue Box>Redwitch Empress Chorus>Mooger Phaser>DD20>Pedalwaves Tuner

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Wheeler004

    Wheeler004 Member

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    The phaser is center pin positive, so you will need a reverse polarity cable. Other than that, it should be fine (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
     
  3. Transverse

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    Yep, you'll have problems with that Moogerfooger, requires a +9v whereas the 1Spot is a -9v. Surprising it puts out 1700mA max load though. I'm not sure I like this design at all though..chaining the circuit like could cause some weird behavior if you've got a pedal that likes to draw a lot on initial stomp. I believe that's why this thing is 40 bucks and a voodoo pedal power 2+ is 170... -T
     
  4. shaggs

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    Im powering 9 pedals, which includes 2 delays, currently with my 1spot and never had a problem. I think they are great.
     
  5. skyn

    skyn Active Member

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    Yep, I've got a reverse polarity converter for it however my main concern is it would be able to power up all my pedals. I've got another Mooger Ring Mod coming in. I've tried googling for the power draw for my moogs but to no avail =/

    Also, I'm afraid that my pedals would fry in the event something goes wrong. Also would a Fuel Tank Junior be able to power up my pedals? I'm only aware so far that the Junior can't power my DD20 cause each outlet for the Junior puts out 120mA while the DD20 requires 200mA. Can any type of modding rectify this?

    Lastly, would it be advisable for me to get another 1Spot, Fuel Tank Junior, or a PP2+ (considering it costs a bomb)

    Thanks!
     
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    yeah and how many times are all your pedals on at once? just make sure your polaritys are right, and add up the draws
     
  7. skyn

    skyn Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure there is enough power for the board, however my concern being hum or something blowing up, or halfway through pedals shutting down ):
     
  8. CalebT

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    Hey skyn, have you considered using 2 1Spots to power your pedals?

    I've used a 1Spot to power a board of 9 pedals before with no issues, it's really a matter of the current draw. Run a quick google search, failing which you could email the manufacturers to inquire on this specification. If the total current draw is less than 1700 mA, you should be fine.

    By the way, I'm from Singapore too. Davis will be receiving their next batch in about 3-4 weeks, and you can place a pre-order now. If you need the Jr very urgently, order one from www.soundwavesmm.com, it's another local store. However, their price is slightly higher at $140 or so.
     
  9. stinkfoot

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    The 1spot has a center negative plug, yes, and the jack in the Moog is center positive. However, it is still negative ground inside, so as long as you use a polarity converter, it will power up just fine. The problem with the Moogerfoogers is that they tend to be noisy when daisy-chained, so even though the 1spot would technically power it, I'd still use a separate adapter for that one.

    The Moogerfoogers draw between 100 and 300mA, depending on which one. I don't have any exact figures for them, I'm afraid.

    Actually, it doesn't matter if the pedals are on or off (active or bypassed), as they will draw current as soon as they are plugged in. Some pedals draw a little less in bypass, due to the LED not being lit, but even then the difference is usually only a mA or two.

    /Andreas
     
  10. fr8_trane

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    No problem. 1 spot offers a reverse polarity cable attachment (CYR). http://www.visualsound.net/1spot.htm I have had nothing but great results with the 1 spot. However they DO have a list of pedals that will and will NOT work with it: http://www.visualsound.net/PDF/1SPOTCompatibilityChart.pdf
     
  11. skyn

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    Ah thanks for all the info guys! With the additional information, I think I'm gonna get meself a Juuicyy Luucyy. :)
     

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