What kind of power supply does my pedal require?

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What kind of power supply does my pedal require?

Answer

The majority of our guitar pedals can be powered using a supply that is 9 volts DC, with a center negative tip that supplies at least 100 mA (milliamps) of current. Please keep in mind you can use a supply with more current (amperage) as your pedal will only use the amount it requires for proper operation. Please also be sure outside of the barrel is 5.5mm and the inside is 2.1mm

This is not the same when it comes to voltage, using a voltage other than what is recommended can cause damage to your pedal or worse. 

 

The following pedals require at least 40 mA of current:

  • PolyTune Mini
  • PolyTune Noir

 

The following pedals require at least 45 mA of current:

  • Dark Matter Distortion
  • Mojo Mojo Overdrive
  • PolyTune Classic
  • PolyTune 2
  • Röttweiler Distortion
  • Spark Booster
  • Spark Mini Booster.

 

The following pedals require at least 100 mA of current:

  • Alter Ego Delay
  • Arena Reverb
  • Corona Chorus
  • Ditto Looper
  • Ditto X2 Looper
  • Flashback Delay
  • Gravy Tri Chorus & Vibrato
  • Hall of Fame Mini Reverb
  • Hall of Fame Reverb
  • Shaker Vibrato
  • The Dreamscape
  • Transition Delay
  • Trinity Reverb
  • Vortex Flanger

 

The Flashback X4 requires a supply that is 9 volts DC, with a center negative tip that supplies at least 300 mA of current.

All of the Nova pedals operate using 12 volts DC, with a center negative tip and require only 300 mA of current, the only exception is the Nova Drive, which requires 380 mA of current. 

As there are many different companies that manufacture power supplies that will work with our devices, we recommend checking with your local music retailer to see what is available and what may best suit your needs. 

 

Please note: we have found that if powering the Ditto Looper using a daisy chain style supply, you can sometimes encounter unexpected behavior. For this reason we highly recommend using an isolated (non daisy chaining) supply.


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