Which Voodoo Pedal Power can handle this?

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theanc
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Which Voodoo Pedal Power can handle this?

Post by theanc » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:23 pm

Hi there,
I suppose that I will ask something that has been very discussed here.
Anyway, here it is.
I have the following pedals that needs power:

Boss Power Supply & Master Switch (PSM5)
Boss Digital Delay (DD3)
Boss Super Overdrive (SD1)
Boss Loop Station (RC3)
Digitech Whammy v4 - 9vAC / 1.3A
Eventide Pitch Factor - 9vDC / 500mA
Morpheus Drop Tune - 12vDC / 500mA

All my Boss pedals are powered by the Boss PSM5 which I'll keep using.
The problem is to supply the proper power to the other ones.
I'd like to use a single power supply for everything.
Summing all the energy from Whammy, Pitch Factor and Drop Tune I would need 2.3A to power these pedals + the Boss PSM5. Am I right?
I've been looking for the Voodoo Lab pedal power products and I still can't figure out which one would be good to go.
Could anybody out there help me out?

Thanks a lot.

ps.: I have a Furman M8X rack unit but I don't want several cables coming from my pedal board, as I also use the Furman to power a Line 6 POD XT Pro and my amp.

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Re: Which Voodoo Pedal Power can handle this?

Post by JohnClark » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:36 pm

I'm not so sure we have much to help... The Whammy 4 only accepts AC power so it will still be relying on its included power adapter.

I suppose a Pedal Power Digital would do the rest.
The Morpheus would connect to both 12V outputs using a Current Doubler Adapter (the one with the Green end) with a Reverse Polarity Barrel Cable.
The Pitch Factor and PSM5 can each be powered from the remaining 9V Outputs on the right side of the fan.

I hope that helps!

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Re: Which Voodoo Pedal Power can handle this?

Post by theanc » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:18 am

Wouldn't Pedal Power® MONDO accept all the pedals without any extra power adapters?
And what about the amperage?
I just can't believe how is it possible that Whammy IV is so problematic to put in the chain.

Thanks

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Re: Which Voodoo Pedal Power can handle this?

Post by JohnClark » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:22 am

Perhaps I misunderstood your saying you would still use the PSM5 as you have been... You can certainly use a Mondo, or even a 4x4 to power these pedals individually.

The Morpheus Drop Tune requires 500mA* and will still need the Current Doubler since it has a higher current draw.
(*I have never been able to get a real measurement on the actual current draw on one of these. It might be lower than 500mA, but until I know that for sure, using the Current Doubler is the only way to be certain that it will work reliably) ;)

The Whammy 4 requires AC power, it will not work from a DC power supply.
The newer Whammy 5 will accept DC power and it can be powered directly from the ISO-5, Digital, 4x4, or Mondo with no adapter cable necessary.

I hope that helps!

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