#1
I use a Maxon AD-900 Analog Delay, and have for a long time. I LOVE that thing! However, I recently lost the AC adapter for it. After several days without my baby, I resorted to using a different 12V adapter. The pedal worked fine for about a week, but now is very erratic, touchy, and putting out a LOT of hum. I checked the adapter I was using and it was a 12V 300mA adapter; the Maxon owner's guide said a 12V 200mA adapter was to be used. Is the damage in the pedal permanent, or will it go away if I get the proper adapter?
#2
The adapter I am currently using with my Boss pedal is the standard PSA thingy, which puts out over 200mA. The pedal itself uses just 50mA.
So I don't think the pedal would take damage of having an adapater that would give more mA's. I think it'd be worse the other way around, because even though your PSU gives 300 mA, the pedal doesn't use more than 200mA, but I may be mistaken about this matter.
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#3
I don't think it will stay like that but you could always put a battery in to check.
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#5
Quote by SinnaSatan
The adapter I am currently using with my Boss pedal is the standard PSA thingy, which puts out over 200mA. The pedal itself uses just 50mA.
So I don't think the pedal would take damage of having an adapater that would give more mA's. I think it'd be worse the other way around, because even though your PSU gives 300 mA, the pedal doesn't use more than 200mA, but I may be mistaken about this matter.


Same here. I have a Boss DD-3 that I use with the PSA adapter, and it can put out more power than the pedal itself needs. If you want to continue using your pedal, buy a new adapter. Since your pedal doesn't take batteries, that's the only way to find out if it's damaged.
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#6
Yeah. I'd get a new adapter.
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#7
as long as the adapters mA rating is higher than the pedals it shouldn't cause damage (unless the voltage is different, but thats not a factor here) I use a one amp power supply to power a single pedal sometimes and never have problems, also if you where going to fry the pedal with a mismatched power supply, it likely would have happened the first time you turned the pedal on.
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#8
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
as long as the adapters mA rating is higher than the pedals it shouldn't cause damage (unless the voltage is different, but thats not a factor here) I use a one amp power supply to power a single pedal sometimes and never have problems, also if you where going to fry the pedal with a mismatched power supply, it likely would have happened the first time you turned the pedal on.

+1
going higher mA on the adapter is ok if it's the same V, there are several multi power adapters that operate with higher current to power a bunch of pedals. I'm using a One Spot adapter with my Maxon OD808 and Xotic AC booster, and they both work fine with it.
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#10
^^ And those 1-Spots are about 1700 mA, are they not?

The mA rating is the amperage that the power supply CAN put out, the total. If your pedal only draws two hundred mA, it's not using up all the power of your power supply, so no problem. It's like if you've got a gallon of water available, but you only drink half a gallon. Is your jug of water going to be damaged because you only took out half of its contents? Nope. Are you going to be damaged because it has more water than you can drink? Nope.
#11
Quote by cokeisbetter
^^ And those 1-Spots are about 1700 mA, are they not?

precisely.
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#12
Alrighty, that was a pretty good analogy to tell you the truth. I'm still going to switch adapters though because there must be something else wrong with it because of all the problems...