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powering whammy

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Kezend, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Kezend

    Kezend Member

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    can the pedal power 2+ power the digitech wh-4? it has its own power supply that i can use, i just gotta tuck it away underneath the board i'm making. id prefer to use the pedal power for it. so can i? using the 5+6 y-cable? or is the ampage too low? any help?
     
  2. sense_of_henry

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    The Whammy takes 9 Volts of AC power but the PP2+ provides 9 Volts DC. You would need the Pedal Power AC in order to run it.
     
  3. Kezend

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    are you sure its 9V? i know its ac but the transformer is 18v. 1.3amps i think. that doesnt sound right, and was told that one pp2+ ac outlet wont power it
     
  4. sense_of_henry

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    Yep, I have a PP AC (for sale) that powered it, it is 9 volts.
     
  5. Moe45673

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    I used to use a whammy IV reissue, and it took the same power as the original whammys. 9VAC, typical boss adaptors will not power it
     
  6. Teahead

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    I have a friend looking for a UK power supply to fit a Whammy, so this info was greatly appreciated. 9v AC you say?

    How many 'Ma' does the pedal require? 1.3a seems quite high?
     
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    unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the specs on how many mA it takes anywhere. I do know the old Whammy PS used ~700 mA, but I don't know if the newer whammys require more.
     
  8. willyripz

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    unfortunetly you aren't going to find any other option to powering the whammy other then the supplied adapter. I've looked into a fair bit. Its a pain in the arse...
     
  9. Lyle Caldwell

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    Nonsense. Any 9vac adapter rated for at least 820ma will work, including the PPAC, the Juicebox, the Line6 PX2, and lots of wall warts out there.

    From an email:

    "I do not have the exact currant draw of the Whammy you will have to test it with signal running through it, it will be less then 820mA if I remember correctly the draw is less than 500mA, but I do not recommend you use a supply less then 820mA.

    Regards,

    Shane Vander Veur
    Digitech Support"
     
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    Doesn't the PP2+ have a wallwart jack on it? Or is that only the PP2 AC? Mine is the old PP2 and it has a jack on it.
     
  11. Lyle Caldwell

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    All versions of the Pedal Power have the aux jack for adapters.
     
  12. Kezend

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    ill think ill just stick with the supplied adaptor. i need the pedal power's jacks anyway lol. just woulda helped. ill test it anyway
     

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