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snowman
587 posts
Jun 29, 2020
9:30 AM
Just general info many of u already know---but when I found out---I was glad to know this

One way around ac adapter is:
They sell cords with 9 volt battery snap on, on one side of cord—the other side goes into you’re “AC ADAPTER PLUG ON PEDAL”

Ive used it, works well. So if yr onstage, u don’t have time to find and ac outlet—u can use the battery in yr delay, until u feel the battery is close to dying---then grab yr cord with new battery and plug it into AC spot on outside of pedal-----this disconnects the internal battery and switches to the ac plug in spot.
Its all done externally and quick. Good to have on hand. Good for jams and quick set up.

They also sell “compartments that hold 4” or more batteries, with same cord coming out---meant to power 4 or more pedals, with battery used in “ac adapter in”—ALL EXTERNAL AND QUICK

SIDE NOTE ; IF U CUT THE END OFF--- OLD UNUSED AC ADAPTERS THAT FIT YR PEDAL------U CAN USE IT ONSTAGE TO SAVE YR BATTERY INSIDE THE PEDAL –OR BUY JUST THE END AT RADIO SHACK

When I use batteries
I have the above mentioned cords ready to go----
--I have extra scrap “ac adapter in” plugs with bright yellow or pink duct tape 3” or so, plugged into back of pedals, I pull them out when band starts and put them back in on breaks
---IT EXTENDS THE INTERNAL BATTERY LIFE and extends battery life----BUT U HAVE TO REMEMEBER THERE IN "HENCE COLOREd DUCT TAPE"
HOPE THIS HELPS



https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Power-Battery-Converter-Connector-cable/dp/B07FCZZ5JF/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=ppx_yo_dt_b_bia_prsubswidget_dp


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Last Edited by snowman on Jun 29, 2020 9:34 AM
dougharps
2139 posts
Jun 29, 2020
10:00 AM
I really like this solution! Using a 9 volt battery adapter to the plug in is genius. I wouldn't need to open the pedal to swap a battery.

I wish I had built one years ago. I did build a C cell adapter for my son's Gameboy years ago. That used parts from Radio Shack and saved many smaller battery failures. The C batteries finally leaked after lack of use and messed it up

I think I have the parts for an external 9 volt adapter for pedals. A cool project, must be sure of polarity...


EDIT: I also like the "shutoff" plug idea.
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Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Jun 29, 2020 10:30 AM
snowman
588 posts
Jun 29, 2020
1:31 PM
if u want to buy them

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Power-Battery-Converter-Connector-cable/dp/B07FCZZ5JF/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=ppx_yo_dt_b_bia_prsubswidget_dp
snowman
589 posts
Jun 29, 2020
1:32 PM
if u want to buy them

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Power-Battery-Converter-Connector-cable/dp/B07FCZZ5JF/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=ppx_yo_dt_b_bia_prsubswidget_dp
snowman
590 posts
Jun 29, 2020
1:40 PM
ps if u just use the plug in end, with duct tape---its just a cut off to internal battery. Its going nowhere, only cutting off internal battery----Since its going to nothing, polarity doesn't matter.
As long as ac plug on pedal has connections and goes to nothing "no problem"
peace

Im so sick of hearing " be safe" and "stay strong"

So I'll say "enjoy each day" for us that means keep playing the blues. A little philosophy to stir the pot.
jbone
3239 posts
Jun 29, 2020
7:16 PM
If I'm on stage with power I use my delay. Otherwise we just go acoustic.
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