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Power Requirments for Empress Reverb

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:46 am
by all_prez_men
Disclaimer: I'm not an electrical engineer, just someone into guitar peals, however I'm willing to learn.

I have an older Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 and I want to power a Empress Reverb with it.

I'm can't really understand the power requirements that come with the manual, it takes up a whole page.

Can Pedal Power 2 power a Empress Reverb? And if so, do I need a special setup in order to power it?

thanks

Re: Power Requirments for Empress Reverb

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:56 pm
by Rez
To power the Empress Reverb with the older Pedal Power 2 (not 2 Plus) use a Current Doubler Adapter, part# PPAP outputs 5 and 6, DIP switches set away from normal and one of the all black (standard polarity) cables supplied.

Cheers!

Re: Power Requirments for Empress Reverb

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:58 pm
by all_prez_men
Excellent, thanks for the info.

If it helps, on the pedal itself, near the ac jack, it says "9v DC" with some symbols and "300mA or greater."

thanks

Re: Power Requirments for Empress Reverb

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:59 pm
by Rez
Hmm... I was under the impression that 9-12VDC was acceptable. Perhaps, I am mistaken. To err on the side of caution, maybe power it instead from the AC courtesy outlet with its adapter/wall-wart.

I will attempt to confirm with Empress regarding the use of 12VDC and post here the determination.

Also/FYI, this is not a problem with Pedal Power 2 Plus, as (unlike with Pedal Power 2) with the Pedal Power 2 Plus outputs 5 and 6 are high current capacity in the 9V setting too.

Re: Power Requirments for Empress Reverb

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:34 pm
by Rez
I've confirmed, it is fine to power with Pedal Power 2 as suggested:

To power the Empress Reverb with the older Pedal Power 2 (not 2 Plus) use a Current Doubler Adapter, part# PPAP outputs 5 and 6, DIP switches set away from normal and one of the all black (standard polarity) cables supplied.


Cheers!