#1
Building a pedal board, already have 10 pedals, but my setup can take 11. However, the only open spot is a 12v 100mA

Really want an eq that'll handle that, right now I have:

Chorus 9v
Od. 9v
Distortion 9v
Metal dist 9v
Noise gate 9v
Flange 9v
Phase 9v
Wah 18v
Reverb 9v

Also have a tuner pedal, but for the low amount of use, I wont be plugging it in, just run off battery.

Ty for any help
#2
Well, most 9v pedals can take 12v. They usually use components rated for 18v (or 16v on some occasions), however running them at 18v can be dangerous because you may get a spike that can cook components.

The 9v is really for safety reasons to account for voltage spikes/miss-marked power supplies and (I would assume) the inconvenient size of a 12v battery You'll actually find that 9v wall wart adapters don't always put out 9v, but sometimes more like 10-12v.

So, yeah. I'd run maybe the OD at 12v and use that 9v at another spot. ODs seem to like higher voltages. I mean, it depends what's under the hood, but I'm about 99% sure it'd be fine.

Otherwise, the MXR 10-band EQ can handle up to 18v. It's rated for 18v but 9v and 12v work just fine with it. It'll just have a little less headroom.

EDIT: Also, you could daisy chain one of the 9v if you're not comfortable fiddling with miss-matched voltages. People worry about daisy chaining pedals, but so long as the power supply is supplying enough current for both pedals, it won't 'tone-suck' your sound in the slightest. You can measure current draws with a multimeter. There are videos and stuff online that can show you how
Last edited by mjones1992 at May 2, 2015,
#3
Funny I found a mxr 10 band eq 18v for $30.00 locally, just was worried it wouldn't work with 12v
#4
Quote by pks330
Funny I found a mxr 10 band eq 18v for $30.00 locally, just was worried it wouldn't work with 12v


That's a pretty good deal. You should go for it. It'll definitely work with 12v