I'm not completely sure of the exact dimensions of the plug, but I do know that standard stomp box adapters will not fit, nor will the plugs from the Pedal Power or DC Brick. I'm powering mine with the wall wart that came with it, which is probably best anyway since the TF's power requirements are much greater than what most pedal adapters or power supplies can provide.2.5 inside and 5.5 outside? Hm, so not regular stomp box size then...?
Interesting, how many mA does the PP2+ supply on each L6 setting? I understand it's 250mA each, so you are able to power the Timefactor on 500mA total? No glitches in the display or anything?The Voodoo labs Pedal Power II+ works great with the TimeFactor. Just have to use outlets 5 or 6 on Line 6 mode and use one of the red 'line 6' power cables. I used mine tonight for a three hour gig just fine.
But then the voltage drops, no? The Timafactor does indeed want unregulated power?Ah, I see, the fact they are unregulated allows the Timefactor to pull the power that it needs. So the 250mA rating is bypassed and it ramps up to whatever the Eventide pulls. Ok, thanks for your help!
Drawing more than the rated current output from an unregulated power adapter will certainly cause the actual output voltage to drop below the rated value, and overloading any power adapter in this way will lead to overheating and premature failure of the adapter. Overloading a power adapter may cause a fire hazard and depending on the power sensitivities of the load, may cause damage to the load as well. Most power adapters made today, have built in overload protection (essentially an internal fuse to prevent the adapter from going up in a puff of smoke), but overloading the adapter may still cause it permanent damage.
No doubting their support, I have already asked if the 1000mA from the Flatliner would be enough for the Timefactor, here's what they said ...I'm sure if you just e-mailed Eventide they would confirm this. They are supposed to have great customer support.
This is the company line and they'll stick to it, understandably so. The last thing they need is a bunch of fried/starved Timefactors in for repair and saying anything that could encourage this would be foolish. I pushed a little further and got this reply ...We strongly recommend using the Eventide supply which has been tested and certified. Users may try lower Amperage rated supplies at their own risk. Resultant damage is not covered under warranty.
Your experience speaks for itself, the pedal is running on whatever the PP2+ is putting out from a single L6 output. Although the current rating of this has yet to be determined, I really doubt that it's 250mA as noted on their site.I can certainly understand your position and you are not the only customer to have inquired to this. Due to the vast amount of user controls and the amount of information the display provides is why we use the power supply we do. I am unaware if this is an issue that will and/or can be addressed and streamlined in the future, but if it is, I can certainly assure you that we will publicly provide the announcement if we do.