New Mini Power Supply for Pedaltrain Mini

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  1. 690MBCOMMANDO

    690MBCOMMANDO Member

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    I have no affiliation with this company, but just ordered a One Control Micro-Distro to go on my Pedaltrain Mini (finally something small enough to easily fit on it). It's going to power my Timefactor, KLON KTR, HotWire v2, & TC Mini Polytune.

    I tried using the One Spot and it created so much hum when combined with my Timefactor and a JHS Custom 3:1, so hopefully this will be better. Anyone had any experiences with it?

    http://www.one-control.com/micro-distro.html
     
  2. cuz/karl

    cuz/karl Supporting Member

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    Looks great.How much?
    Only thing,why a sag on a 12-18v input?
    Aren't those usually used on 9v fuzz pedals?
     
  3. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    Hey Bro - I'm not very technical so I can't answer the question but just got 20% off of it at ToneFactor (also no affiliation) so right around $100. Not bad in my book...
     
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    Interesting, so it looks like this is similar to the one spot. Not isolated?
     
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    How did you power the Timefactor off a One Spot, isn't it center positive and would fry your other pedals?
     
  6. cuz/karl

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    Not Isolated?
    I'd go Fuel tank jr.
     
  7. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    I spoke with their rep today prior to buying and he said it's not isolated but according to him, the high current level and separate output really helps to reduce hum. I should know more after I have a chance to try it on my board.

    If I didn't have the Timefactor I'd look at FT jr.
     
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    Good luck trying to power any of those pedals.... I just read the website and it says that each outlet only put out 50 mA. NO THANKS!
     
  9. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    There is a tip converter with positive tip.
     
  10. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    I just got off the phone with their rep (because if it didn't work I'd cancel the order), but it's a TOTAL of 1950 Ma so powering up the Timefactor shouldn't be a problem. The 50Ma is just the 12-18V socket.

    Again I don't have a dog on this fight but and interested in it as much as the next guy.
     
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    It does look cool. Does it come with the power supply? It doesn't say one way or another on their site or the dealers that I looked at websites...
     
  12. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    Yes, I asked him that too and it comes with the AC Adapter as well. The site and the manual unfortunately aren't that clear.
     
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    Can it be mounted underneath the pedaltrain mini without mods?
     
  14. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    Hey bro - based on the dimension on their site I think it may be a tad too thick (especially with the cables, even if RA). I plan to mount it above my pedals on the PT Mini (space is all ready!)
     
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    Um... a OneSpot has capacity to 1700mA so current isn't that different, and that shouldn't make a difference anyway. Also, if each output isn't isolated, then it is just a glorified daisy chain (well, a daisy chain with an adjustable charge pump for the 12-18V output) which is probably the cause of your problems.

    Good luck and hopefully I am wrong.
     
  16. Greentone

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll just stick with the One Spot.
     
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    Similar in price to a DC Brick, more mA though. So it's a glorified DC Brick which is a glorified daisy chain.
     
  18. chrisjnyc

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    Does it use a wall wart to power it?
     
  19. 690MBCOMMANDO

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    Based on the illustration on their site it looks a lot smaller than the DC Brick (which I couldn't fit on my mini). Yes, it comes with an ac adapter wal wart.
     
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    Based on the size, yes. Also no toroidal transformer.
     

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