ZENDRIVE 12V disadvantage?

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  1. poseido

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    This might have been discussed before but I could not find an answer and yes I have tried the search so...

    ZENDRIVE "users" and "owners", is there a disadvantage running it with 12v? This question is for those who has the pedal or who had the pedal with such experience.

    I know hermida states on his FAQ that people have used 12v with no benefits but... is there a disadvantage or a negative effect?
     
  2. Cosmogang

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    The disadvantage is that you would be wasting your time since it doesn't make any difference.
     
  3. poseido

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    The difference is I have half a dozen 12v AC adapters and only 1 9v adapters so just wante d to know if its A-ok to use these as my "back up" power supply.
     
  4. guitarman_1

    guitarman_1 Silver Supporting Member

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    No problem at all using a 12v. You can actually use 18v easily too.This only applies to the regular Zendrives. The tube ones have their own suppplies.
     
  5. poseido

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    Thanks guitarman! I have the standard Zendrive.
     
  6. Standard 64

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    great question,my voodoo 5 power supply has one 12 volt spot left on it and I have a zendrive coming
     
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    shouldn't be a problem but doesn't really makes a lot of difference between 9V & 12V. I heard people say that 18V gives it a bit more headroom, haven't tried it myself, but don't have the inclination to try ;)
     
  8. poseido

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    Same here, wouldnt want it to toast it for headroom's sake.
     
  9. poseido

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    Just an update, recieved a response from hermida. 12V is fine but nothing more.
     
  10. Jesus freak

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    Same goes for the Mosferatu, I emaild Alf once upon a time that was the reply
    12v nothing more.
     
  11. joe_k

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    i would make sure the output of those 12V adapters is DC.
     
  12. gpro34

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    Not sure about the Zendrive, but using different voltage does make a lot of difference in some pedals, such as the Himmelstrutz.
     

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