Wacky-A$$ Shite Alert! Behringer Volume Pedal Power Supply

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  1. Psychobilly444

    Psychobilly444 Well-Known Member

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    I know when one thinks "quality" they don't look to Behringer. I'm on a budget and have had good luck with them. However, I just bought a FCV100 Volume pedal. It uses a 9V battery OR a 12V power supply. WTF? Anyway, Could I hack a power supply with a 9V battery connector (polarity confirmed, of course) and essentially "hardwire" an AC adapter to it using a 9V supply? I don't understand why they would make a 12V AC and 9V DC. Thanks
     
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    I mean, I really don't see what difference 9V DC from an adapter vs 9V DC from a battery would be.
     
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    First time I've heard of this,but I wouldn't worry about running the 12v power adapter. Now how do you like the pedal?:cool:
     
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    [​IMG]

    A power adapter takes an input AC voltage and steps it down via a transformer, converts it to DC voltage via rectifier, then smooths out waveform through a filter. The output is not a constant DC voltage source.

    A battery is a constant DC voltage source most of the time.
     
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    Fair enough, but if the lack of constant voltage source isn't detectable by using adapter vs battery on an effects pedal, a volume pedal would be equally undetectable?
     
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    I do like it. Very smooth. I am hoping to utilize the sole 9v supply. I don't want a second "wall wart" for a single 12v supply.
     
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    Can't hurt. I'd just plug in the 9v and see what happens.... lol
     
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    Thought about that but the plug is center positive. If the polarity had been the same, I would have. WTG, Behringer 12v and opposite polarity. Oye.
     
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    I see what you're saying. I don't know enough about circuits to know what that would do... and this is why I break ****...
     
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    Battery clip converter for 9V Power Adapter.

    https://tinyurl.com/ybc5qots

    Verify polarity of connector and that the power adapter has enough milliamps on tap to supply required current for all pedals in the chain.
     
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    Clipped off the end of my daisy chain and soldered a 9v battery clip to it. It fooled the pedal. :D
     

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