So I can power my pedalswitcher on 9V DC as well as AC??

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shai-ann
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So I can power my pedalswitcher on 9V DC as well as AC??

Post by shai-ann » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:06 pm

The question says it all really. I'm currently upgrading to TWO pedal switchers, and going to sell my Commander for a Ground Control Pro. So I can power both switchers with 9VDC instead of AC? One with AC, and the other with DC? ( i have one spare DC outlet maybe). Or can I daisy chain 9VAC to both switchers? What effect, if any will this have on supplying phantom power from my switchers to the GC Pro via the MIDI cable? BTW I'm using a Burkey Flatliner Pro as my power supply (I know it's the enemy!!) ... thanks, Dave.

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Re: So I can power my pedalswitcher on 9V DC as well as AC??

Post by JohnClark » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:51 am

A Pedal Switcher can be powered from 9VAC or 12VDC and still provide phantom power to a Ground Control Pro. The Pedal Switcher that is providing the phantom power should be powered from a line with at least 500mA. Isolated power rather than common ground or daisy chained power would be best, particularly if you are using the buffer in any of the switchers.

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