T-Rex Fuel Tank Users:

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by pedrozepelim, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. pedrozepelim

    pedrozepelim Member

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    I bought a Fuel Tank a few months ago.
    But since my pedalboard has 11 pedals, I needed another one that I bought on E-Bay.
    Yesterday I connected all the pedals and gave it a try, and all of the sudden I was getting an huge hum (worst than a computer monitor) and also the blue led that indicates the power suply is on is blinking, insted of being always on as in my original Fuel Tank.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. pnorman

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    Actually you might have been able to survive without another one....you can "daisy chain" pedals into a single power out connection in fuel tank. This is recommended as it minimizes hum.

    As for blinking, I cannot help.....
     
  3. pedrozepelim

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    I'm sorry, but what daisy chain I need to buy? Any will do? Also, is it safe to have all the pedals powered by a single power output from the Fuel Tank?
     
  4. pnorman

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    Have a look in here:

    http://www.t-rex-engineering.com/Default.aspx?ID=94&ProductID=PROD7&VariantID=

    If you bought your fuel tank as new it should have come with a number of cables, including one you can connect 5 pedals into 1 output. Also, many pedals have power in and out so in that case you can use a single cable to connect from pedal to another.

    There is no "danger" of any kind, just calculate how many mA the pedals you are using simultaneously will consume....If I'm not mistaking fuel tank handles 500 mA with the ordinary 9V pedals. My pedalboard is fully loaded and there's no problems, as I use max 3 pedals at the same time.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. nic'o'caster

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    the Fuel tank classic is able to provide a max total of 500 mA through its 8 9DC plugs. An average 9DC pedal take 25 mA, so you should be able to daisychain about 20 pedals using different daisychain cables, but you should keep a margin of security. Pay attention some take more, my strobo-tuner eats 80mA for instance. As the Fuel tank classic shares its 8 9DC plugs it's a source of hum. I prefer the Fuel tank jr which has 5 isolated 9DC outputs, each of providing 120mA. I have one on my pedalboard, providing juice for 9 pedals.
     
  6. iMatt

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    Appologies for hijacking a little - but can you tell me how the size of the fuel tank compares to the Voodoo Labs Pedal power? I am looking for a power supply that might sit nicely under my Pedal Train but can't find any info on the fuel tank dimensions on the T Rex website.

    Thanks.
     
  7. pedrozepelim

    pedrozepelim Member

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    Right now I'm at work, but as soon as I get home I'll tell you.
     
  8. iMatt

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    Great. Thanks.
     
  9. soundwavesmm

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    Hope this helps... dimensions in cm

    Fueltank Juicy Lucy 15.8 x 3.8x 7.6

    FuelTank Classic 15.8 x 3.8 x 7.6

    FuelTank Junior 10 x 7.5 x 3
     
  10. iMatt

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    Excellent. Thank you.
     
  11. vinni

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    I just installed the Fueltank under my PT/2.
    I had to lift it a bit bc of the 9v connectors.

    Vinni
     
  12. jzucker

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    mine works great, no hum.
     
  13. iMatt

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    ~Thanks for the insight Vinnie. Which do you have? Maybe Iwould get away with the smaller junior without need to lift?

    Matt
     
  14. vinni

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    All fueltanks fit under the PT/2.
    I also have a Burkey SIX installed.

    Vinni
     
  15. iMatt

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    Thanks again. Seems I have my solution.
     
  16. vinni

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    I even modded My fueltank Classic.
    It has now a Neutrik Powercon installed and I drilled a hole to get the cable of the SIX connected inside the Fueltank.

    Vinni
     
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    so i can buy a fueltank and be shure it fits perfectly under the pt pro!?
     

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