Battery powered pedalboard

Battery powered pedalboard

Postby ghiadub » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:17 am

I have been looking into using a battery to power my 9v pedalboard.

I have seen a couple of commercial ones but they are way overpriced.

I also have been looking on the guitar geek sites and there are some great designs, but a little too complicated with filters and transformers to isolate ground on each pedal.

This is the one I am going to try, but I wanted to check with y'all and see what any of you guys are using?

Very simple :http://guitarlessonswylietexas.blogspot.com/2013/02/diy-rechargeable-power-supply-for-pedal.html
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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby GonzoBass » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:48 am

This looks like a fairly easy project.
Especially the way he shows it.
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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby ghiadub » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:14 pm

That was way too easy. I bought the stuff on my lunch break and it took about 10 mins to put together. It works!
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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby GonzoBass » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:05 pm

Nice!
Did you go with the rechargeable batteries?
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EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby steveonbass » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:46 am

Never saw anyone do that. Pretty cool idea.
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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby ghiadub » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:40 pm

Yeah rechargeable. Used some of the energizer ones that are supposed to hold a charge for a year. I ran a test last night for 4 hours with 5 pedals and still working great!

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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby Gil Escalera » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:41 pm

Nice little box. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]

As long as all the pedals play nice together you should be okay. There's a reason why the commercial ones are "overpriced" and that has to do with individual port isolation. It takes only one pedal with a different grounding scheme to screw things up for all the rest. I've been interested in the Pedal Juice for a long time, just not willing to part with the dough to get one.

Good job Tim! [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]

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Re: Battery powered pedalboard

Postby Rhian Batson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:25 pm

Cool! :)
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