Pedal Current Draw List?

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  1. delay_monster

    delay_monster Member

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    Is there a comprehensive (or relatively so) list of current draw of popular pedals? I found one, but it doesn't have any MXR pedals or Line 6 stuff; it's mostly boss pedal info. Thanks!

    Matt
     
  2. aarockla

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    whats current draw? sorry id ont get what that means
     
  3. theelectic

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    It refers to how much power the pedal draws, and the unit is milliamps (mA) which is independent from the voltage required (usually 9V).

    Another rule of thumb, a 9V alkaline battery typically has roughly 300mAh of capacity - that is, if you ran a 300mA current draw pedal off of it, it would last for 1 hour. Conversely, if you ran a 10mA pedal off of it, it would last for 30 hours.

    In general, current draw for anything non-modulation and non-digital (like a typical overdrive pedal) is usually less than 10mA. Worse comes to worse, look in the (gasp!) pedal's manual, which will usually give a current draw figure, or at the very least, an indicator of battery life. If it's rated for say, 5 hours with a 9V alkaline, figure it draws at least 60mA or more.
     
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    It's a measure of the current that a pedal draws from a power supply. There are a lot of people around here who can talk circles around me when it comes to tech stuff, so I won't embarrass myself. It's measured in amperes or milliamps.
     
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    I'm pretty sure someone at GeekChat had a link to a huge list....
     
  6. pfflam

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    There is this, which I was led to just last week when I posted the very same question:

    THE POWER LIST
     
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    Yeah: that's the one I was referring to. Cool.. :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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    BTW: you want conceptual pragmatism, check out Charles Sanders Pierce . . . or Wittgenstein is good too . . . fun stuff, very conceptual while also pragmatic . . . not as much an oxymoron as one might think.
     
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    Thanks pfflam---more of an homage to Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, but I dig philosophy too.
     

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