Strobostomp Users - Anyone Use it to Power Other Pedals?

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  1. Josh O

    Josh O Member

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    I've chewed up all eight 9VDC outputs on my Voodoo Labs PP2 and am adding a ninth pedal. I'd prefer to not use batteries for it so I'm thinking of daisy chaining it off of the Strobostomp with one of the standard Voodoo Labs cables. As long as the pedal I'm powering is the proper polarity, it shouldn't be a problem right?

    Also, how many 9VDC pedals could be powered from the Strobostomp?
     
  2. pepperco

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    I had the same issue, ran out of PPower outs,
    jumped one from the strobo....works like a charm.

    I'm sure the strobo manual will say how many mA
    it will serve up, but I am too lazy to go check it
    out for you.....:D
     
  3. jbro

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    I would imagine it's wired parallel to the input power jack, so it will just pass along whatever gets sent to it the same as a daisy chainer. I doubt it's regulated by the Strobostomp.
     
  4. MjCartney

    MjCartney Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebie Silver Supporting Member

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    If memory serves, the PP2 will dish out 100ma for each of the 6 regular jacks (1-4, 7 & 8) & 200ma for the 2 jacks that have the "Line 6" option enabled (5 & 6). The number you can daisy chain off the Strobo will depend on how much juice each of the pedals need.
     
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    A simple rule of thumb would be a couple of dirt pedals will be fine, but try not to include anything digital, as they usually have a very high power draw.
     
  6. Josh O

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    Thanks all. It will probably be either my wah or a fuzz pedal.
     
  7. Rob Eadgbe

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    Fuzzes generally don't need many milliamps at all.
     
  8. Mac-P

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    That is correct. The Strobostomp merely passes along the power to the daisy chain.

    The Boss adapter supplies 200ma, enough to power all my pedals. But I use nothing digital (ever), so that is enough. Digital pedals will eat all that power up in two or three effects. The One Spot and the Guyatone adapter will power almost everything.

    :cool:
     
  9. Glowing Tubes

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    I use a PP2 to power all my pedals and like you ran out of plugs.
    I tried running my /13 Switchazel from the strobo power. When I'd hit the boost option, it would power down after a couple seconds.

    Must draw a bit more than the strobo can handle.:(



    RC
     
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    I bought the extension dasiy chain cable from One-Spot and plugged it into the PP2+ - and I use it for non-digital effects. That's how I got past the 9 box limit on the PP2+. Works great. I think the cable cost $10.
     
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    I'm using Output #6 on the PP2+, which is 200ma, to power my Strobostomp. The Strobo takes about 60ma, IIRC, and I'm powering 4 other pedals, all of which take very low ma, leaving me room for other pedals down the chain, providing I don't go beyond the 200ma total. Works perfectly.
     
  12. Josh O

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    Well, I'm gonna try the 200ma out on the Voodoo Labs to power up the Strobo (80ma) and hope that my Award-Sessions JD-10 direct recording pedal doesn't need more than 120ma!!
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Josh... The PP2 doesn't have 200ma outlets, only 100ma. You need the PP2+, which has outlets 5 & 6 @ 200ma each, specifically for the Boss double pedals, eg: CE-20, etc.
     
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    If the strobostomp is off, is it drawing many ma?
    I never have my strobostomp on when I would have other pedals on. I power my fuzzfactory off the stomp. On a furman board though.
     
  16. maestro_nl

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    I use the Strobostomp to power my MSD Silvermachine wah.
    Works like a charme!
     
  17. AL30

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    It is drawing some power - not much. The LED is on when the pedal is off so it is drawing some. I really think they should switch that around. That thing sucks down enough juice withhout the added "help" and I don't know of any pedal ever that has and LED on when the pedal is off. Not sure why they did that but it's confusing.

    I haven't looked inside one but if it's a 3PDT switch it would be a simple/quick fix just to move one wire unless it's wired wacky.

    AL
     
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    The LED is on when your pedal board is on ;)

    It's your point of view.
     
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    Sorry, not much sleep and bad coffee. I'm not sure I follow you. Are you suggesting it's on "ON" light for power to the board? I think that's what you said... I suppose that is one way to look at it. But, if I want to use a battery and loop the pedal out of my chain I have a constant drain - which is annoying. Then again, I don't really tune that much which I suppose is also annoying :crazy

    AL
     
  20. Josh O

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    It's actually the PP2+, I must've left that out in my original post
     

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