Can a Pedal Switcher phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher?

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braveheart
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Can a Pedal Switcher phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher?

Post by braveheart » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:04 am

Can a Pedal Switcher (500mA) phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher AND a Ground Control Pro?

Thanks Olly

Marlboro05
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Re: Can a Pedal Switcher phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher?

Post by Marlboro05 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:24 pm

Hi there,
You would have to modify one of the pedal switchers as I have done to a GC Pro, join the power pin of the midi in and midi out plugs.

You would need to solder some wires in place to connect Pins 1 and 3 on the MIDI Out to Pins 1 and 3 on the MIDI In of the second Pedal Switcher.

The Pedal switcher can phantom power a GC Pro. So once the above modification has been done, it should work.

If the current is not high enough it will just cut out. Not sure if you can use a Pedal Power AC or similar to power it. Maybe John could enlighten us a bit🤷‍♂️
GCPro, GCX, Pedal Power 2+, Pedal Power AC.
And some other stuff.

braveheart
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Re: Can a Pedal Switcher phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher?

Post by braveheart » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:26 am

thanks,but I think I use a daisy chain cable... :D

JohnClark
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Re: Can a Pedal Switcher phantom power a 2nd Pedal Switcher?

Post by JohnClark » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:07 pm

Oops, not sure how I missed this one!

To confirm, no the Pedal Switchers do not accept Phantom Power, so no, you cannot power a second one and have it provide to the first one.

I seem to recall Pedal Switchers causing a buzz when powered on a daisy chain, but I no longer have two of them here to test this out. :oops:
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