#1
I want to power my EMGs with two 9v in parallel in order to get double the life span. Can i do that by just connecting the negative to negative and positive to positive and then going from there to the pickup? Diagram?
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emgs generally last about a year and a half or so why do you need 2 9v if adding a battery i would do it in series and make it 18v it supposedly tightens up the low end and makes it a little more defined
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#4
If you're as incredibly intelligent as I am, you'll risk your electronics and think "ug, battery hot" when you get it wrong then flip the terminals around.
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Quote by JStraitiff
I want to power my EMGs with two 9v in parallel in order to get double the life span. Can i do that by just connecting the negative to negative and positive to positive and then going from there to the pickup? Diagram?


Couldn't you just buy higher capacity batteries?
#7
If you want the best of both worlds you could hook it up to a switch to go from parallel to serial. That way you'd have it 18V modded, but when you want to go back to 9V there would be more battery life, and the batteries would drain evenly.
#8
pikka bird hit it on the money. Thats exactly what i was doing. However i found through research that wiring two 9v batteries in parallel has some significant downfalls. How many of them actually matter in practice, i dont know. but none the less i ended up just wiring them so the one is out of circuit when in 9v mode. I may later on figure out a better solution but for now i have it set up so the tone control is a push pull pot where up is 18v.
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Quote by selkies
emgs generally last about a year and a half or so why do you need 2 9v if adding a battery i would do it in series and make it 18v it supposedly tightens up the low end and makes it a little more defined


Mine only lasted about 3 months before they started to loose high end, course, I played ALOT.


Depends on how often you play. I like the switch idea though.
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Quote by ethan_hanus
Mine only lasted about 3 months before they started to loose high end, course, I played ALOT.


Depends on how often you play. I like the switch idea though.

Ethan the other thing is they're like pedals in that the jack controls whether power is being used or not.
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