ef37a wrote:it is SO cheap I would suspect its electrical safety.
My thoughts too - I want to spend as little as possible - but not at the expense of wiping out my pedals (or myself)!
ef37a wrote:I read constantly of peeps having hum loop problems and instabilities with various supposedly 'isolated' PSUs, seems an area where it is wise to spend a few bob (and yes I DO see "Yorkshire" up there!).
I'm not originally from yorkshire - but I do have a 'certain attitude with cash' ;)
blinddrew wrote:Any funny voltage requirements in there? (Thinking of the Boss and the Line6 unit)
All 9v DC, Centre negative
Line 6 M5 has it's own 500mA supply (consumption is 350mA) so will probably keep this one separate.
Boss BE-5m is suprisingly only rated at 150mA
I found this site is very useful for working out power.
Sam Spoons wrote:I have a 'Harley Benton PowerPlant' from Thomann. It doesn't claim to be isolated but has worked well for a few years now. I have had no hum issues and I like that it has a proper IEC mains input.
liking that IEC connector - one to add to the list :)
BigRedX wrote:all digital effects should be run from either their own PSUs or from a suitable isolated output on a multi-way effects PSU.
sounds wise - Thanks noted :)
Richie Royale wrote:I have a 1SPot, but some pedals do not like it - mainly the battery only ones
this is looking tempting - if I can justify price..https://www.andertons.co.uk/truetone-1-spot-pro-cs7-power-brick-w-7-fully-isolated-outputs-ttcs7?LGWCODE=TTCS7;56375;6335&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwK6i5_iI2wIVVZ0bCh0kGg8gEAkYASABEgIMHPD_BwE
adrian_k wrote:I’m using one of those cheapy PSUs, and it’s fine for my board - tuner, eq, overdrive, delay, reverb, sansamp. Been using it a couple of years no problems.
Great to hear - cheers :)
This is a tricky decision (for me) there are a few other product that are interesting:-https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_2_pro.htm
Good reviews and high ampage - is it truly isolated? - shame it doesn't have IEChttps://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_powerplant_tuner.htm
Feels less painful to spend money and get a tuner - but possibly isn't a great PSU - false economy?
As usual, asking a question on the forum has focused my mind on things I should have thought about earlier!!
I think I need to decide what I really need from my pedals. Whilst it would be fun to have everything mounted and a full choice in the studio, maybe I need to set up as smaller more practical 'live rig' and keep 'the spares' for additional colour when needed in the studio.
I think some testing and ruthless decisions need to be made :)