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Posted: 13 December 2011 07:39 PM | Link to this reply (#61)

That’s what I thought, thanks Flick! I’d be running a holy grail + in the other 250 mA output and some muffs in the sag outputs. Is the older big box version of the Multiplexer the same 11 mA as the newer version? I’m trying to work 15 pedals on one board (yes I’m a pedal junkie) and wanting to give my self room in the mA department on all outputs(PP2) as to not overload anything. Do mA rates ever change or should I say spike above the normal rates? I’m trying to give myself at least 20-30mA’s per outlet to spare. Thats a little closer than the normal 9v wall worts(ehx,boss,dunlop,etc) safety range(200mA average). Thanks again

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Posted: 14 December 2011 09:41 AM | Link to this reply (#62)
Shane - 14 December 2011 01:39 AM

That’s what I thought, thanks Flick! I’d be running a holy grail + in the other 250 mA output and some muffs in the sag outputs. Is the older big box version of the Multiplexer the same 11 mA as the newer version? I’m trying to work 15 pedals on one board (yes I’m a pedal junkie) and wanting to give my self room in the mA department on all outputs(PP2) as to not overload anything. Do mA rates ever change or should I say spike above the normal rates? I’m trying to give myself at least 20-30mA’s per outlet to spare. Thats a little closer than the normal 9v wall worts(ehx,boss,dunlop,etc) safety range(200mA average). Thanks again

The older Octave Multiplexer should have the same current draw as the new one.

Current draw could change, for example it is higher when the LED is lit vs. bypass mode. When we give current ratings we do try to give the maximum steady state current draw. Usually there is a small current spike when a pedal is first power up.

It’s definitely a good idea to give each power outlet a little extra room, 20-30 mA sounds pretty fair.

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Posted: 14 December 2011 10:53 AM | Link to this reply (#63)

Thanks again for the info Flick! You’ve been a big help! I’ll give it a go with room to spare on each output.

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Posted: 29 December 2011 02:06 AM | Link to this reply (#64)

This is so helpful, thanks so much!  What is the draw on the Holier Grail?  Thanks!

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Posted: 30 December 2011 10:34 AM | Link to this reply (#65)
Bonefish - 29 December 2011 08:06 AM

This is so helpful, thanks so much!  What is the draw on the Holier Grail?  Thanks!

The Holier Grail draws about 235mA.

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Posted: 25 January 2012 02:08 PM | Link to this reply (#66)

Hello

I would like to know if the caliber 22 can run with less mA ?

the manual says 18VDC 1,5A

Can I use a different voltage or amperage ?

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Posted: 25 January 2012 02:51 PM | Link to this reply (#67)
ech0es - 25 January 2012 08:08 PM

Hello

I would like to know if the caliber 22 can run with less mA ?

the manual says 18VDC 1,5A

Can I use a different voltage or amperage ?

You can run at lower current and/or lower voltage (I think down to 12VDC) but its peak output power will also be reduced below 22W.

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Posted: 25 January 2012 03:27 PM | Link to this reply (#68)

what could be the minimum ?

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Posted: 26 January 2012 03:19 PM | Link to this reply (#69)
ech0es - 25 January 2012 09:27 PM

what could be the minimum ?

The minimum voltage is 12VDC. The minimum current, to get something usable, not really sure but probably 0.5A.

One note of warning: if you are using a power supply that can’t supply enough current, the 22 Caliber will still try to draw as much current as it can get, this could potentially damage the power supply.

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Posted: 11 February 2012 01:54 PM | Link to this reply (#70)

Have a look also for all these power supply issues at the CIOKS power supplies (manufactured in Denmark) - DC 10, Power Bitch, Pussy Power etc, many models have isolated outputs, a range of voltages from 9V to 40V, and most models are designed for specific pedals or combos of pedals such as EHX. For example I can run my 24V EHX pedal off 2 x 12V isolated outlets using a 2-into-one series flex with positive center 2.5mm plug which comes with the bundle of flexes included with the power supply. I can also run higher draw (say 170mA) 9V pedals with 2-into-one parallel flexes off 2 100mA outlets. OR I can just plug high draw pedals into some of the higher current single flex 9V (standard center negative) outlets (300-400mA) which some of the models have. Hope that’s some help.

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Posted: 04 March 2012 03:45 AM | Link to this reply (#71)

Hi Folks, I’ve just picked up an original Clone Theory, with the internal transformer and mains flex and plug. I’m just wondering what the current draw on this unit is so I can purchase a step down transformer (240v-110v) that will match it the closest.
Cheers, jc

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Posted: 30 April 2012 06:41 PM | Link to this reply (#72)

What is the current draw on the bass metaphors? Thanks!

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Posted: 25 May 2012 12:46 PM | Link to this reply (#73)

The adapter that shipped with my Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 1100ms outputs 200ma. Does anyone know the actual current draw? Is there any benefit in headroom or otherwise to run it at 18v like some other pedals, or will that damage it?

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Posted: 25 May 2012 02:15 PM | Link to this reply (#74)
jnorris - 25 May 2012 05:46 PM

The adapter that shipped with my Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo 1100ms outputs 200ma. Does anyone know the actual current draw? Is there any benefit in headroom or otherwise to run it at 18v like some other pedals, or will that damage it?

There is no benefit at running it at a higher voltage.  The circuit has a voltage regulator that keep the voltage the same whether you put 18V or 9v into it.  18v will put excess stress on the regulator and could cause failure.

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Posted: 25 May 2012 02:22 PM | Link to this reply (#75)

Thanks for the speedy reply! Any luck with the actual milliamp requirement?

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