Pedalboard left on for 21 hours: am I screwed?

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  1. Prince

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    I mistakenly forgot to turn off my pedalboard, after using it around noon yesterday. Signal path in my signature, all powered by a Cioks DC10. All effects were bypassed, but the Cioks did feel warm, but not crazy hot. I won't be able to turn her back on for a few hours to troubleshoot.

    Am I screwed? Power supply screwed? Pedals ok since they were off? Or no way to tell till I power on and play?
     
  2. soli528

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    It's fine, really.
     
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    Not screwed at all. I would be amazed if anything was damaged. 21 hours is not that long to leave stuff on for.

    I left my amp and pedals on for about 3 days between rehearsals once by mistake and all was AOK.
     
  5. MilwMark

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    Why are you worried?
     
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    Nuclear explosions will happen.
     
  7. John Coloccia

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    I leave stuff powered in my shop for days at a time...sometimes months at a time if I forget about it.
     
  8. Yarnhawk

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    Shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  9. Prince

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    Ok cool, thanks y'all!

    I guess I am worried cause I've never made this mistake before. But now that I think about it, there are other electrical devices that I leave on practically permanently like my router that still work fine. Just wasn't sure if pedals/power supply were "special" in some way. I was just worried cause this **** ain't cheap and I love all my toys/tools!
     
  10. Squatch57

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    Electrical equipment usually lasts longer if it's not being turned on & off constantly
     
  11. dsmc80

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    I think my main board has been plugged in for a year straight. Small board probably just as long. You are fine.
     
  12. jota

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    I did that and my Polytune didn't work for a few hours!
    I was using a 1Spot at the time.
     
  13. OotMagroot

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    Back in the day I had a stereo in my bedroom that had a CD player (remember those?). I was packing for a week's vacation while listening to a CD. I paused the CD player. Finished packing and then left for a week. The CD player was on pause for about 10 days (the CD was spinning that entire time, mind you).

    It was just fine when I got home, LOL!
     
  14. flyonthewall150

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    All your pedals are irrepairably damaged now. Donate them all to goodwill.
     
  15. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Cioks DC-10 RULES.

    (I haz one)
     
  16. taking tiger mtn

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    I totally understand the worry, even if it is ultimately irrational.
     
  17. Prince

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    I like your handle, one of my favorite albums of all time!
     
  18. Kev O)))

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    At 24 hours you would have needed Jack Bauer!
     
  19. mac jones

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    Uh, I leave mine on like.. forever :eek:

    Am I screwed?

    I don't want to be screwed, BTW.

    note: Are you guys seeing that chick in the banner? It's driving me crazy.
     
  20. Trevorsnackson

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    sorry had to :bonk
     

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