#1
I have two effects pedals. They both can either use a 9v battery or a 9v adapter as the power supply. Every time I try to use the adapter, the pedals don't work, but they work fine with a battery. And if I use the pedals with the battery, and plug in the adapter, it stops working.

How can I use the adapter to use my pedals?
#2
What pedals?
What adapter?
Main Setup:
Charvel So-Cal

Dunlop Volume
Digitech Tuner
Custom Compressor
VFE Blues King
Ibanez TS9 30th Anniv
Boss DD20
Boss NS2
MXR 10 Band EQ
Hardwire Supernatural
Loop-Master 2 Channel Looper

Mesa Single Rec
#3
Do you power them both with the adapter or one at a time? Are you sure that the adapter supplies enough current to run the pedals?
#4
Quote by eteam_sammy4him
What pedals?
What adapter?


Some cheap distortion pedals.
A regular 9v power supply.
#5
Brand?
Main Setup:
Charvel So-Cal

Dunlop Volume
Digitech Tuner
Custom Compressor
VFE Blues King
Ibanez TS9 30th Anniv
Boss DD20
Boss NS2
MXR 10 Band EQ
Hardwire Supernatural
Loop-Master 2 Channel Looper

Mesa Single Rec
#6
Quote by ameer
Do you power them both with the adapter or one at a time? Are you sure that the adapter supplies enough current to run the pedals?


One at a time.
I have two different adapters that I tried and they both don't work.
#8
Nvm brand.
Either you have bad adapters, or bad power spots in your pedal(s).
If you are using a generic brand adapter, make sure 100% sure it is 9 volt and the pedals require 9V, not 9.6V.

If i were you, i would inveest in an iSpot adapter and chain. $25 total and will be on one adapter and multiple pulgs for multiple pedals.
Main Setup:
Charvel So-Cal

Dunlop Volume
Digitech Tuner
Custom Compressor
VFE Blues King
Ibanez TS9 30th Anniv
Boss DD20
Boss NS2
MXR 10 Band EQ
Hardwire Supernatural
Loop-Master 2 Channel Looper

Mesa Single Rec
#10
Quote by eteam_sammy4him
Nvm brand.
Either you have bad adapters, or bad power spots in your pedal(s).
If you are using a generic brand adapter, make sure 100% sure it is 9 volt and the pedals require 9V, not 9.6V.

If i were you, i would inveest in an iSpot adapter and chain. $25 total and will be on one adapter and multiple pulgs for multiple pedals.


Alright, I'll see into that.

Thanks for your help!
#11
Quote by fly135
Make sure the polarity is correct. Most pedals use 9VDC center negative.


Well, that makes sense. I think the adapters I have are positive.
Thank you.