VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

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gloob
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VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by gloob » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:36 am

Can I use the voltage doubler adapter cable backwards to power two nine-volt pedals from one 18-volt source? Thanks.

Rez
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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by Rez » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:38 pm

No, that will not work.

The voltage doubler adapter cannot be used "backwards" as such.

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gloob
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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by gloob » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:18 am

But it will work in reverse to give me two 9-volt outputs from a 9-volt source? Provided I have the right size plugs, etc. of course. That would get me there just as well.

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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by Rez » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 am

No, not that way either. The voltage doubler will not work used "in reverse" to power two 9V pedals from a single 9V output.

Note, the Output Splitter Adapter, part# PPAV is often used to create two 9V outputs from a single 9V output.

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gloob
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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by gloob » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Eureka! I finally have a solution to my problem. Thanks, Ben.

There is a thread from some forum (can't remember which) that suggests using your voltage adapter backwards to convert 18 into 9 x 2. Glad to have that issue all cleared up.

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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by Rez » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Right on!

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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by Elelvis83 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:57 pm

Please , i juste bough a voodoolab pedal power in New York (120V) but the problem is i live in Europe wich is (220v) ,
What Can i do ??

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Re: VOLTAGE DOUBLER in reverse???

Post by Rez » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:35 pm

A 120VAC model will be damaged if powered at 220-240VAC.

However, you could use Pedal Power 2 Plus with an appropriate step up/down transformer for the area in which you will be playing.

I don't have a specific recommendation, sorry, but maybe something rated about 200 watts (a big/heavy high power model is not necessary).

Here are some links to step up/down transformers which might be useful:

step transformer ex.1
step transformer ex.2
step transformer ex.3
step transformer ex.4


Alternatively, you might consider purchasing an export model Pedal Power 2 Plus from a dealer located in the region it will be most often used.

Here is our dealers link: Voodoo Lab Dealers

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