Powering the Boss DD500

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  1. marvelboy_04

    marvelboy_04 Member

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    So I just got a used DD500 in the mail and haven't plugged it in yet as it didn't come with a power supply. Can you charge it with a BBE Supa Charger? Only certain outlets? Please help, I'm dying to try this pedal out :)
     
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    The 5 & 6 200ma plugs should work. Thr DD-500 requires 200ma.
     
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    mikoo69 Supporting Member

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    can i daisy chain a DD-500 and an Empress Midi Box off a single PP digital outlet? (400ma) any chance of noise issues being that the Empress only passed midi info and isn't actually in the audio chain?
     
  4. Black_Label

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    Seems ok as the midibox is digital also.
     
  5. marvelboy_04

    marvelboy_04 Member

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    You mean they made the power draw the same as the DD20? That's damn impressive!
     
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    Yea, the power consumption is very low compared to similar products... they dun good
     
  7. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The DD500 power consumption is around 178mA. I have been measuring their mA thru some of the units I get in for builds and 178mA is the number that it consistently reads.
     
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    Cool.

    I can also add the data point that it runs fine on a 250 out of a Voodoo Mondo.
     
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    Yea, I use one of the 250 mA outputs on my PP2+. Only pedal I own that draws more than 100 mA ;)
     
  10. olejason

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    I actually use it with a regular one spot and it is dead silent. Boss did it right.
     
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    I've been using mine with a OneSpot (along with 11 other pedals!) as well and I have the same results. Very easy to power unit.
     
  12. Clark GriswoId

    Clark GriswoId Supporting Member

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    regular 1 spot power supply can handle 1700MA.
     
  13. Black_Label

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    In your measurements, does it ever peak higher than 178ma? Or is it pretty constant at 178ma no matter what the unit is doing?
     
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    Enjoy the new pedal! Love mine!
     
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    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Upon powering the unit, the mA may spike up 5-9mA as like any effect when engaged. Even when engaging another switch, the mA may jump 1-3mA. The 178mA I have recorded has been just a constant number I have found thru monitoring the 5 or 6 I have checked thru incoming builds I've had. It's the same for digital pedals like the Strymons when I get them in and monitor their mA as a curiosity. Even though their respective power requirements are more than the Boss DD500.
     
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