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Old 10-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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pedasls electricity related question

Hey guys, the thing is I've been wondering about this and I dont know the answer, so if you do please make it as easy to understand as possible cause I dont know the technical stuff very much.

The pedals I use are pretty basic. I use a metalmuff, the crybaby from hell, and a wireless line 6 relay. I know that I should plug each of them with their own adaptors but it can be a bit of a pain to have all these adaptors, so I know that one of the options is to get a Vodoo Lab Pedal power, but that solution can be expensive. So what i did is, i got one of these


I used only one adapter and I plug all my pedals usind this little thing and at least the pedals i use seemed to work perfectly but Im not sure if its a good thing to do...Id also like to know if this solution would work even if you had 10 pedals? I know obviously all the pedals would need to be 9v, and all that, but i was afraid they wouldnt be getting the right amount of electricity . If you have any ideas on the matter It would be amazing!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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It could work with as many pedals as it has adapters as long as it can produce enough current. Just compare the current draw of the pedals you're using against how much current the 1 spot provides. You want the 1 spot to have more current in the end than your pedals combined.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
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The 1 Spot is rated at 1700mA I think.
But be aware, some pedals do not play well together when the power is daisy chained.
I had at one time, I think around 10 pedals plugged into a 1 Spot with no problems.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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the one spot will work if you consider the following:

voltage - match it. some people even like to sag it (run lower than spec) by running nearly dead batteries. it basically runs the op amps at a low voltage and lower the dynamic range (less headroom). don't run more voltage than nominal

current draw - the power supply needs to meet or exceed required current draw. so if you use the one spot, then add all the pedals current draw and if you want everything to work then the total pedals draw needs to be less than the 1700 ma provided by the one spot

polarity - this is more tricky to explain, but you want to match polarity. polarity can be positive or negative centered. i believe the one-spot is negative centered, there is adapters to change polarity if needed. here is a pick of the polarity symbols

you can get some noise from the one spot, it'll sound like a hum in the background, just depends.
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