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Power problem with peddle board

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Tony W
Jun 19, 2009 10:07 PM GMT

My set up is mic into Kinder AFB+ into Wolf delay into Boss sonic stomp. Power source is 1Spot and all is great but I bought the adapter connectors to eliminate the batteries for the AFB+ and when connected nothing works. Checked the adapters and polarity is correct and voltage is 9.45 each (requires 2, one for each battery) There is no blue light and the other peddles get no power. I also eliminated other peddles and only used the AFB+ but when powered up to the 1Spot no signal goes thru. I put the batteries back and everything is lovely.

Any ideas?



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Jun 19, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
FatJim Replied:

Check the current draw. It's not the voltage, is the amps that matter.

Jun 20, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

Okay, I figured it out. Even though the 1Spot can power several peddles at 9v it cannot deliver 18v no matter what so another 9v source is required..

Jun 20, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

So....I hooked up the AFB+ to 2 separate 9v sources and the AFB+ light stays on and flickers so I am back to the batteries for now. Any suggestions?

Jun 20, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

I'm not a great expert, but echoing Jim's concern, I'm wondering if you need two separate "wall wart" power supplies, each only powering one connector on the Kinder, and then power the others with the 1Spot. My guess, and it is only a guess, is that the Kinder isn't getting enough amps with sharing.

Jun 20, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Look into something like the Godlyke kit which has all the adapters, etc. needed to power more than one pedal out of a single source and that matches the proper milliamps needed for each effect. There are other makers having stuff similar to this as well.

Jun 22, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
Brown Ale Guy Replied:

Don't know anything about power sources, but I'm jealous of your Kinder AFB. Sounds like the right set upwith the Lone Wolf anf sonic stomp

Jun 22, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

Hi Brown ale Guy, Nice to hear from you! I am Harpletunnel on The set up is awesome!!

Jun 22, 2009 5:22 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Two multi-unit power supplies that are a step up from the 1Spot are the BBE Supacharger and the Voodoo Pedal Power Plus. It is my understanding that these units are made by the same manufacturer. The Voodoo has two spots on it that are supposed to be able to imitate the voltage sag that some guitarists like in certain overdrive and fuzz pedals. The BBE is a little less expensive. I think both may match the right milliamps, but I'm not sure. I have a Supacharger, but I don't have a Kinder AFB, so I can't test it for you.

Jun 22, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
Civet Cat Replied:

YO!!!! I Had this problem!!! I think I had to get a seperate one spot for some reason...The seperate on for whatever strange reason could power some pedals and the AFB and I think also it had something to do with the order of the powering process....Any way eventually I got tired and untrusing of the one spot and swithched to a real power supply (BBE is great) and I haven't had the problem but I remember this same situation! get another one spot or upgrade....

Godd luck!


Jun 22, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
jht Replied:

look how the batteries are mounted in the AFB, perhaps you have two differents polarities.If it's like that, you need two power transformers with different polarities.But you'd better ask J.Kinder before to prevent electric damages.

Jun 23, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
Brown Ale Guy Replied:

Tony W! Nice to match you up with Harpletunnel! Good luck with your electronics. BAG

Jun 23, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
Brutus Maximus Replied:

Another vote for the BBE Supacharger. I've been delighted with mine since I installed it under my Pedaltrain board. Zero hum, totally reliable. Plus, like all BBE pedals, it has that cool blue LED pilot light, which creates an eerie glow from under the pedalboard.

Highly recommended.

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