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#2453467 - 12/02/12 07:05 AM What size?
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For all the tech heads in the joint, what size is the 9 VDC barrel connector on your common-or-garden AC adaptor for effects pedals? And, does anyone have a 10 VAC 500mA power adaptor that would work with an old DOD TR3M multi-effects pedal they'd part with cheap?
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#2453571 - 12/02/12 04:10 PM Re: What size? [Re: picker]
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The most common PS plug size, often referred to as the "Boss style" since it's used on so many Boss pedals, is 2.1mm x 5.5mm barrel-type.

Wish I could help ya with the 10 VAC 500mA PS! Is it center/pin-negative, or positive? I feel your pain, I recently had to shell out thirty bucks for a boring old replacement PS, myself... !

FWIW, I found this:

Numark E-PT-043-00 PS $24.95 w/ FREE SHIPPING (currently/as I type)

If the polarity is opposite of what you need, you can get a simple little in-line adapter that reverses the - and + from, among others, Visual Sound / 1 Spot.
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#2454370 - 12/05/12 04:43 PM Re: What size? [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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> B U M P < for picker.

So, waddya think about that Numark for $24.95, picker?
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#2454423 - 12/05/12 08:42 PM Re: What size? [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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I found a 10 VAC 500 mA adaptor on the 'bay for $14 and free shipping. Should be here by Friday.
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#2454691 - 12/06/12 05:13 PM Re: What size? [Re: picker]
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Originally Posted By: picker
I found a 10 VAC 500 mA adaptor on the 'bay for $14 and free shipping. Should be here by Friday.


Awesomer! cool
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#2454857 - 12/07/12 10:49 AM Re: What size? [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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If that doesn't work out, you might try the adapter for the Whammy 4 - it's 9.75VAC, IIRC.
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#2454909 - 12/07/12 02:26 PM Re: What size? [Re: Winston Psmith]
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be careful, make sure the current (ma) is as high or higher than the device requires. them digitech pedals pretty much need what they need to be happy.

that said, 9.75 is close enough to 10v...the transformer should have the headroom to handle it.

when dealing with AC, there's no center positive or negative, as unlike dc it alternates back and forth, not flows in one direction.

them toys are cool, i have one of them, too i think. too much gear.

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#2454943 - 12/07/12 04:43 PM Re: What size? [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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Originally Posted By: pinkjimiphoton
when dealing with AC, there's no center positive or negative, as unlike dc it alternates back and forth, not flows in one direction.


D'oh! I shoulda realized that, thanks for pointing that out! I've been bendin' over my pedals, blood rushin' to my head, too much too much already ready already I think... !? freak
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#2454955 - 12/07/12 06:00 PM Re: What size? [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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no worries kev, you should see what happens when i screw up!!

black clouds of smoking capacitance...mmmmm...good stuff! wink

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