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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pedal power supply question

I just picked up a BOSS CE-5 and used a 9v power supply and the power supply blew out. I could hear something pop. Before this the pedal wasn't working with it anyway, I go no sound. So I went and got a 9v battery to make sure the pedal is OK, and it works perfect. Now I need a new PS, I looked at the tech specs and the pedal requires 9v/200mA (the one I had was 9v/500mA, but it was old). The recommended one is PSA-120 but it's discontinued and replacement is 120S or T, but they have different specks...Long story short does anyone use these for the ce-5? I don't want to spend the extra money if not needed but I don't want to keep having my ps go bad on me. Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 04:04 AM
 
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Re: Pedal power supply question

Any voltage stabilized power supply with 9V and minimum 200mA will do. Original 120S or T is fine also, which one does not matter. With the Boss you don't have to worry about the plug size and the polarity.
A quality brand device is more expensive, but will most likely be more hum-free and live longer.

Like you wrote, your PS with 500mA cannot have been overloaded and probably just failed because it was old.
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Re: Pedal power supply question

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Any voltage stabilized power supply with 9V and minimum 200mA will do. Original 120S or T is fine also, which one does not matter. With the Boss you don't have to worry about the plug size and the polarity.
A quality brand device is more expensive, but will most likely be more hum-free and live longer.

Like you wrote, your PS with 500mA cannot have been overloaded and probably just failed because it was old.
Thanks, I think I just needed some reassurance. The PS was like 10+ years old.

Off topic - You from Germany? I just spent 3 years in Stuttgart.
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Thanks, I think I just needed some reassurance. The PS was like 10+ years old.

Off topic - You from Germany? I just spent 3 years in Stuttgart.
Great, so you know Germany very well. What did you do here?
Long ago i had a friend from Tempa Bay.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was stationed there for the military. I'm sad now 'cause I'm about to miss Frühlingsfest.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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Re: Pedal power supply question

What worked for me, and may not be the answer is the joyo JP-01 power supply. It is inexpensive, has a small foot print for a "power brick" and has 8 9v ports and 2 18v ports for more power hungry pedals. I use mine all the time.
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