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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Powering pedals - negative and positive tip advice needed!

Hey there.

I'm looking for a bit of electrical advice in the attempt to avoid either blowing myself or my pedals up.

I have a TC G-system which I'm using to power a bunch of regular pedals, all of which need a negative ground power supply (pretty standard for most pedals).

However, I recently bought a Fulltone Octafuzz, which requires a centre positive tip supply if you are powering it via the power input jack. It also works off a standard 9v battery.

Rather than buying another power supply, I wondered if it would be safe for the pedal (and power supply) to power it using the power supply from the G system, but using a battery-snap adapter to hook up to the battery connector inside the Octafuzz. I'm guessing this would be the same as connecting a battery to the pedal, or am I being ignorant?

I'm no electronics or electrical wizz so wondered if some clever dude out here might be able to give me some advice before I damage something.

Thanks,
Sukh
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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Re: Powering pedals - negative and positive tip advice needed!

how about just buying loads of rechargable 9v batteries for all your pedals, much tidier than cables everywhere? Though more of a pain when they all run out at different times.
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Re: Powering pedals - negative and positive tip advice needed!

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how about just buying loads of rechargable 9v batteries for all your pedals, much tidier than cables everywhere? Though more of a pain when they all run out at different times.
Thanks, but no thanks - turned my back on batteries a long time ago!

I like having a pedal board nicely wired up ( and very neatly hidden wiring too) that I can just plug in and play without having battery worries.
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Re: Powering pedals - negative and positive tip advice needed!

I think as long as you use a centre positive polarity cable, then it will be alright. Contact the customer service if you're not sure
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