ISO 5 - PSA

General discussion and tech talk about the industry standard Pedal Power line of power supplies.
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matt
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ISO 5 - PSA

Post by matt » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:47 am

Is an ISO 5 compatible with a Boss RC-10R which is meant to use a PSA Series power adapter?

Thanks for your insights!

Rez
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Re: ISO 5 - PSA

Post by Rez » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 pm

Yes.

To power the Boss RC-10R with ISO-5, use the 9VDC high current capacity (400mA) output with one of the all black (standard polarity) cables supplied.
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matt
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Re: ISO 5 - PSA

Post by matt » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:56 pm

I'm able to power the RC10R on the low power 9v output, should I be concerned about damaging the pedal or just underpowering it and losing some output/volume?

Also, can I simulataneously use both the 9v and
12v outputs from the 400Ma section?

Rez
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Re: ISO 5 - PSA

Post by Rez » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:35 am

Powering the RC-10R from a 100mA capacity 9V output will not damage it but may lead to glitching/malfunctions, etc. If you notice it behaving "funny", perhaps return to powering it from the 9V 400mA output.

And, as the 9V and 12V outputs of the 9/12V pair are not isolated from each other, to avoid possible ground loop hum/buzz, the general recommendation is to use only one or the other of the pair.

That said... as long as it is to power a 9V pedal and a 12V pedal and their combined current requirement is less than 400mA, then yes, both the 9V and 12V (of a 9/12V pair) can be used simultaneously.


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Ben Resnick
Voodoo Lab - Tech Support

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