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Electro Harmonix Power Supply...necessary to use?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Electro Harmonix Power Supply...necessary to use?

Hi all! I've seen mixed info about this around the internet...and of course Electro Harmonix is going to recommend you use their provided power supply.

Question: Is there really a difference between using the Electro Harmonix power supply that comes with the pedal or can I just use my one-spot daisy chained, for example?

The daisy chain seems to be working fine with my nano POG, but I'm not sure if the EH provided power supply would work better for me Freeze pedal, since it seems like it was acting up when I was first testing it...I recently got the pedal so I haven't been able to do much testing. I heard the Freeze pedal just kinda acts up anyway (turns off when it should reactivate, for example...which totally kills the vibe of what I'm playing).


Hope the question makes sense. Thanks for your time and input!

-Zack
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Hi all! I've seen mixed info about this around the internet...and of course Electro Harmonix is going to recommend you use their provided power supply.

Question: Is there really a difference between using the Electro Harmonix power supply that comes with the pedal or can I just use my one-spot daisy chained, for example?

The daisy chain seems to be working fine with my nano POG, but I'm not sure if the EH provided power supply would work better for me Freeze pedal, since it seems like it was acting up when I was first testing it...I recently got the pedal so I haven't been able to do much testing. I heard the Freeze pedal just kinda acts up anyway (turns off when it should reactivate, for example...which totally kills the vibe of what I'm playing).


Hope the question makes sense. Thanks for your time and input!

-Zack
It's probably acting up because it's a digital pedal that needs enough mA to function properly. Your daisy chain may be expecting more juice than your power supply can deliver. Sometimes those digital pedals don't like being daisy chained too.

If you have an included power supply for it, I suggest you use it.
Old 2 weeks ago
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It's probably acting up because it's a digital pedal that needs enough mA to function properly. Your daisy chain may be expecting more juice than your power supply can deliver. Sometimes those digital pedals don't like being daisy chained too.

If you have an included power supply for it, I suggest you use it.
That's true. Look at how much current your pedals require (in mA), and then how much your supply puts out.

You can also run into issues with ground loops and such, which is why many people use a supply with isolated outputs.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Hi all! I've seen mixed info about this around the internet...and of course Electro Harmonix is going to recommend you use their provided power supply.

Question: Is there really a difference between using the Electro Harmonix power supply that comes with the pedal or can I just use my one-spot daisy chained, for example?

The daisy chain seems to be working fine with my nano POG, but I'm not sure if the EH provided power supply would work better for me Freeze pedal, since it seems like it was acting up when I was first testing it...I recently got the pedal so I haven't been able to do much testing. I heard the Freeze pedal just kinda acts up anyway (turns off when it should reactivate, for example...which totally kills the vibe of what I'm playing).


Hope the question makes sense. Thanks for your time and input!

-Zack
You didn't give the specs of either the pedal or the EH PS.

Lots of pedals work fine with a daisy chain, some don't and a few will actually blow up.
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As an EHX user its definitelly due to not enough ma

The digital ones especially require a higher amount of ma
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