Question for you Pedal Power II owners

Chuck Snider

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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...
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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.

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sonicparke

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Originally posted by Chrissy
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

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?
 

Tweeker

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Originally posted by sonicparke
...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?
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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Originally posted by sonicparke
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?
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.
 

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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Originally posted by jokerjkny
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?
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.
 

Chrissy

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Originally posted by sonicparke
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?
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
 

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?
 

TomK

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Originally posted by LordRiffenstein
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.
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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