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Question for you Pedal Power II owners

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Chuck Snider, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Chuck Snider

    Chuck Snider Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a new Pedal Power. I'm wondering if the "Line6" ports on the PPII can be switched to 9vdc regulated or are they dedicated to Line 6 power only?..... Thanks...
    Chuck
     
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  2. LordRiffenstein

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    They ARE 9vDC and have to be switched to work with the Line6 pedals.
     
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  3. Chrissy

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    Interestingly, those switchable Line 6 ports just go from 9vdc to almost 18vdc (I think mine measuerd around 16.5 - 17). So whilst some of the Line 6 pedals are shipped with an AC adapter, they higher dc voltage works fine and means you could use the Line 6 ports for other effects that sound good on or need 18vdc.

    Chris
     
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    How sure are you of this? I've been wanting to try my FD2 with 18 volts. So what you're saying is that I can put the FD2 on one of the Line6 ports and flip the switch as if I was running a L6 modeler and it should do the trick?
     
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  5. Tweeker

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    Yup. I run my MI Audio Blueboy off of one of the L6 outputs. It opens up with 16v compared to 9v - I wish it could put out the full 25v it's designed for, but I'll take what I can get.
     
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  6. LordRiffenstein

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    Yes.

    As Chrissy I also measured over 18v on mine BUT Voodoo Lab has responded to this that the voltage drops when in use but I have never checked it. I used to run my Barber LTD and DDSS and did notice a different from running them at 9v so there is definitely a change happening.
     
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  7. jokerjkny

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    little OT:

    anyone know where i can get the power cables to use those 12v slots? i lost mine. :( or can i merely use the "regular" 9v ones, and get away with it?
     
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  8. LordRiffenstein

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    No special cable required! The Line6 cable (with the red connector) is only special as it has a 2.5mm connector at one side and your typical pedal uses 2.1mm.
     
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  9. Chrissy

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    Hey Brad,

    I'd recommend you measure what yours puts out with everything else connected (just use a normal multimeter to do so) as I believe the outputs are NOT regulated. If it puts out the right amount, then go ahead and use it. Mine came in a bit less than 18v, but that wasn't a problem...

    Chris
     
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    Alright! Thanks! I'll give it a try. :dude
     
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  11. Chris

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    By the same token, could you run a Y cable from one of the Line 6 ports and one of the "sag" ports into a pedal that needed OVER 18v, measure and adjust the "sag" until you hit where you wanted to be?

    Also, is output also a function of where you are, i.e. will power from different locations produce different output levels in the PP2 or will output remain constant?
     
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  12. TomK

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    True - the PP2 has marginal current for the L6 stompers so they goose the voltage so it will sag to the proper range. I was told by L6 that 15vdc is the max safe voltage.
     
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