Daisy Chain at 18v, question about mA

General discussion and tech talk about the industry standard Pedal Power line of power supplies.
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WipeoutSnappa
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Daisy Chain at 18v, question about mA

Post by WipeoutSnappa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi guys, sorry if this has been posted before, I did search for the answer but couldn’t find the specific answer to my question.

My power brick has a single 18v input with, 100mA. I want to run my distortion and boosts using a daisy chain but am worried about blowing up my lovely pedals in the hunt for tonal nirvana! The info on the pedals say to allow for 30mA and then later on say the pedals actual usage issues like 5Ma.

My question: do I need to ‘allow’ for all of these pedals and add them up, or does the fact the power input is 100mA mean it will be ok? Adding up the ‘allowances’ puts me at like 115mA but what I assume is their ‘actual’ usage is about 20mA

If it helps I’m using:

Xotic EP Booster - LovePedal Kalamazoo - Friedman Dirty Shirley - Big Muff Pi Nano



Thanks in advance :D

JohnClark
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Re: Daisy Chain at 18v, question about mA

Post by JohnClark » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:42 pm

I don't see that the Nano Big Muff Pi is OK with 18V, at least not in the manual for the pedal.

p.s. If you have the Pedal Power ISO-5 then you should actually be fine with up to a 150mA load.

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