Maximum volts for pedals list...

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  1. TooManyHobbies

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    I would like to try to organize a list of the max voltage for many pedals, and maybe we could get a sticky on a final list. The question seems to come up all the time.
     
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    and so the resource would be... where?
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Well...err...I did a search and didn't find much but I could have sworn we went through this not too long ago. Anyway, carry on....


    :)
     
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    ahh well. it should be found and updated or done again for sure.

    ps. go Rays! ;)
     
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    Ok lets start then.
    The Maximum Voltage for a pedal is set by a number of different factors.
    Capacitors, Op Amps, Zener diodes etc.

    At this moment all pedals I make can deal with 18V
     
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    I have run the following at 18v:

    Fulltone OCD
    Fulltone FD2M
    MIA Crunchbox
    Barber Direct Drive
    Dunlop Uni-Vibe SC
    Boss TU2 Tuner

    And according to Chad CMATMODS Signa Drive will run at 18v (later version only)
     
  9. TooManyHobbies

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    I know the MI Audio Boost N Buff is good to 18

    I think that the Zendrive is good until at least 12

    The analogman clone chorus runs up to 16 (I believe that mike wrote 18 was the max, but you shouldn't go that high)

    Diamond compressor runs until 24 I think also.
     
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    I'll offer to try to compile also if people can contribute/confirm. It'd be great if some pedal manufacturers would step in so we can have "official" comments also.

    Analogmike, Hemida, Skreddy, the rest?
     
  11. Deuce007

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    ok dumb question time..how do you run pedals at 18 volts and whats the advantage?
     
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    Try a 18V adapter....
    For most dirt pedals... they clean up. :)
     
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    Tim pedal - 18v ( I prefer 15v)
    Boss GE-6 (jap) - 12v
     
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    BOSS BF1 stated as 9v
    Runs and sounds ten times better @ 12v.
    Tried 15 and fried one.
     
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    All the MI Audio can be used up to 25V
     
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    TU2 at 18v? wouldn't that fry it?
    Ive run FD2, OCD, TIM all at 18, and my TS808 and a few other dirts at 7 (saggy) and they sounded pretty good the other way too....
     

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