In this beginner's guide to effects pedal power supplies, Sam explains everything you need to know about choosing the right power supply for your effects pedals and pedalboard.
Sam also discusses Voltage, Current, Polarity & Isolation and why you need to get these elements correct.
00:25 3 Most Important Factors (Voltage, Current & Polarity)
00:58 AC (Alternating Current) & DC (Direct Current)
02:04 Voltage Explained
03:08 Current & Milliamps Explained
05:33 Polarity & Power Connectors Explained
06:39 Voltage, Current & Polarity Recap
07:21 AC Adaptor & Daisy Chain Pros & Cons
09:03 Power Brick Pros & Cons
09:53 What Is Power Isolation An Why Is It So Important?
10:32 Non-Isolated vs Isolated Power Demonstration
11:07 Best Isolated Power Supplies
11:56 What Type Of Effects Pedal Power Supply Is Right For You?
Our beginner's guide to power supplies video covers everything you need to know when matching a power supply to your effects pedal or pedals. We explain the differences between voltage vs current, talk about current draw and milliamps, center negative and center positive polarity, and the importance of isolated power outputs. We'll be looking at the different types of power supply and which one is right for you, from a cheap AC Adaptor and a power daisy chain up to high current, multi voltage, multi output DC bricks, whilst looking at the pros and cons of each.
Check out our full range of effects pedal power supplies at your nearest Professional Music Technology store. Products featured in this video include...