Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus
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Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

Pedal Power 2 Plus, Alimentatore per Pedale from Voodoo Lab in the Pedal Power series.

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Audiofanzine FR 15/12/2008

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by Doc Plus/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Dimensions: 5.9" x 3.5" x 1.6"

Pedal power 2 plus: 8 isolated DC outputs with a total of 1.1 A

Combining two outputs allows you to feed effect pedals requiring 18 V DC, 24 V DC and probably also 15 V (SAG output set on 3 V or 6 V).

The bottom side of the PP2+ is equipped with 2-way DIP switches (one switch per output) allowing you to choose between "normal" and another mode.

NORMAL MODE = all outputs deliver 9 V DC

1-4, 7-8: 9 V DC, 100 mA each (normal requirement for 90% of all effect pedals).

5-6: 9 V DC, 250 mA each = convenient for power Boss Twin and Line6 pedals.

OTHER MODE

1-4: 12.3 V, 60 mA each = useful for some Boss ACA.

5-6: 14.5 V / 12 V (unregulated), 50 mA / 200 mA+

7-8: 4 V - 9 V adjustable with a control on the front side, 100 mA each = simulates a used battery (interesting for fuzz effects, for example)

Provided cables: 6 x 2.1 mm cables, 2 x L6 2.5 mm cables, 1 x 1/8" cable (for Electroharmonix products, for example), 1 x cable to replace a battery.

An IEC 230-volt output is also provided, to power a Behringer FCB1010, for example.

Advantages of a PSU with isolated outputs:

1/ Since the outputs are isolated, it's impossible to have ground loop problems. Thus you can use the same PSU for your effects before and after the preamp.

2/ Since the outputs are isolated, it's possible to combine two of them with a special Y power cable in order to double the voltage. So combine two 9 V DC outputs to get one 18 V DC output. With a pair of 12 V DC outputs you get one 24 V DC output.

Voodoo Lab sells this type of Y cable but it's not easy to find. You can also assemble the cable yourself if you go to the Tech and Tips area on the Fulltone website.

Some might say "Hey, I could make a special Y cable to use a pair of outputs in order to double the amperage." Voodoo Lab doesn't recommend you to use such cables. On the other hand, Stomping Ground does offer such power cables. It's up to you.

The Burkey Flatliner and Six models are its only real competitors, considering versatility and reliability.