#1
Okay this may sound like a stupid question but how do I power pedals without the use of batterys? I'm not too sure about it, I know you use some sort of power pack straight into a power supply, but I'm not sure what to get/where to get it from. Also do lots of little leads run from the power pack into the pedal? Or what are these daisy chains I have heard of Can anyone suggest a good power supply from a UK retailer thats fairly cheap? Thanks for any help
#3
go to Maplin. Buy a 9v AC-DC adapter with more than 500ma of current output to be on the safe side, and a 'daisy chain' (basically an adapter which allows you to run up to 5 pedals (standard boss type, not electro-harmonix without slightly more tampering with adapers and such). Just ask when you get there, it shouldnt set you back more than about £15, less at the moment as there is a nice voltage ajustable power supply with 1000mA current in the sale for £5...bargain
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Thank you very much So I just buy the adapter, buy a daisy chain and run them all through that? Sounds easy I have a crybaby as well as some boss pedals, will that require a special adapter?
#5
Crybaby may be different...I have 2 adapters for my board as the ME-50 needs a different input, but all maplin power supplies come with pretty much every connecter designed...and if it doesnt come with the exact one you need you can buy adapters for that...I've never owned a crybaby so I dont know really
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#6
visual one spot, it can power 20 pedals no problem.
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What I do, is I have a Boss TU-2, and it has an external power supply. So I power the TU-2 with the adapter, then just run the daisy chain out from the external power supply to my other pedals.
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#8
Thank you for all the fast replies Okay so it seems this Maplin place will be my best bet (I've never actually seen one of their shops but I'm on their website ) now I don't know if this is a silly question but which of all these :

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?menuno=77880&MenuName=REGULATED%20MAINS%20ADAPTORS&FromMenu=y&worldid=-6&doy=4m2

would be the right one to buy There is a scary amount of choice and I've no idea which to get

Also I looked into the one spot adapter, but I could not find any UK retailers who supply it So it would seem I would have to put it into one of those plug adapter things But would this still work with the different voltage here?

Thanks again
#9
Here's an idea.
Some of the people here in UG have GAS, jsut do a search from homemade pedal board.
Take a look at their power supply and you'll understand.
#10
nuclear power station.

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you can get power supplies that'll power one pedal (you need to make sure the polarities and ratings etc. match up), or you can get ones that power multiple pedals (godlyke, visual sound one spot, vodoo labs pedal power etc.)
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Thank you for all the fast replies Okay so it seems this Maplin place will be my best bet (I've never actually seen one of their shops but I'm on their website ) now I don't know if this is a silly question but which of all these :

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?menuno=77880&MenuName=REGULATED%20MAINS%20ADAPTORS&FromMenu=y&worldid=-6&doy=4m2

would be the right one to buy There is a scary amount of choice and I've no idea which to get

Also I looked into the one spot adapter, but I could not find any UK retailers who supply it So it would seem I would have to put it into one of those plug adapter things But would this still work with the different voltage here?

Thanks again


Yes, according to Visual Sound the adapter automaticly converts voltage. I orderd mine today, i can let you know how it works when it comes in if you want. PM me.
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