Ampli-firebox powered through pedalboard power supply?

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  1. OasisMcFly

    OasisMcFly Member

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    Can the Ampli-firebox be powered through a pedalboard power supply? Specifically I have the BBE Supa-Charger as found here:

    http://www.bbesound.com/products/stomp-boxes/supa-charger.aspx

    I couldnt find anything in the manual about what the power requirements are for the Ampli-firebox. Does anyone know if it will work?
     
  2. Wyatt McConnell

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    9V, 200mA, so one of the high output sockets, or two of the lower output ones connected with a current doubling cable should work.
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    From the manual:
    DC POWER JACK – 9 volt, 200mA minimum, center negative polarity, 2 1mm coax plug

    You'll have to use output 5 or 6 on the BBE
    • Two 9VDC 200mA regulated: (5-6)
     
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    This just keeps getting better - at 200ma I can run this from my Sanyo pedal juice re-chargable power supply for any quick turn-around gigs.
     
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    I'm powering mine with a Mooer MPW1 Micro Power Supply, but it seems that there is an annoying high pitched noise at the end, specially when doing palm muted riffs and stops. No matter how hard I clamp the noise gate, it kept squealing at the end of the stops. Also, if the noise gate is turned off, there is an annoying blip when the red LED of the Ampli-firebox is blinking.

    It got to a point where I almost choked the sound of how clamped the noise gate was, but the problem persisted. I tried using an external 9V adapter for the Ampli-firebox and voilá, problem solved. The issue is that it defies the purpose of powering all my pedal with a single power supply; I don'tlike the idea of using several power adapters in a pedal board. I ended having 3 power supplies, one for the multiFX, one for the Mooer MPW1 and one for the AFB.

    I'm wondering if there are some recommended power supplies that can provide "clean" power to the Ampli-firebox. That high pitched noise at the end of the riffs is really annoying, specially when playing loud in a real life gig.
     
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    Thanks all!
     
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    What else do you have in the chain? Does it do it when it's the only pedal?

    The problem is that those Mooer (and other chinese) powersupplies is that while they say "isolated" - the outputs are not isolated from EACH OTHER - so it's not really different than using a wall wart + daisy chain.

    I power my board (AA12) through Yankee.
     
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    It doesn't look like any of the outputs on that Mooer are isolated (if they were they wouldn't need any special short circuit protection to make sure a short on one output doesn't cut out power to all the other outputs). Which is to say its not much different than running a daisy chain. I have always had noise trouble with Atomic products (AA3 and Firebox) when using daisy-chain type power supplies. Using a power supply with isolated outputs I've never had a problem with the high-pitched noise...voodoo labs, T.Rex fuel tank, decibel 11, truetone pro (the brick stuff, not the daisy chain 1-spot), strymon, etc., all are more expensive because each output is isolated.
     
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    Thank you very much guys for your input.

    Guitar ==> Morley Mark Tremonti Wah ==> Boss NS-2 (4 cable method) ==> Ibanez Mini Tubescreamer ==> Ampli-Firebox ==> TC Nova System ==> Power amp.

    Yes it does.

    Well, the solutions seems pretty obvious then...
     
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    According to its specs it should work fine.
     

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