Power Supply for Blackstar Pedals

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SA_NYC
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Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:03 pm

SA_NYC wrote:Thanks for the info. Unfortunately that site doesn't seem to stock it any longer. After much consideration I just ordered a Peavey 16.5 Volt Power Supply II, which I gather is 16.5V, 1000mA. I'm hoping it will work. It's due to arrive in three days, so I'll report back.
I can confirm that it works! I paid about $25 plus shipping, got it online from 8th Street Music. Sweet.

Filmpros
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:32 pm

I found in in 5 minutes with Google.

Google this:

22VDC Mains AC Adapter For Blackstar AMPLIFICATION Power Supply MCADP02006 SMPS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/22VDC-Mains-AC- ... 1154843080?

Filmpros
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:38 pm

I am also finding Power Supplies rated for 22Vdc that can run Four (4) Blackstar HT Pedals … which is what I have a need for and a 24V Slimline Power Supply that is rated 24Vdc / 5.3 amps.

I know it will run at 24Vdc … but I am checking to see if this will have any negative impact on sound quality or not … albeit I am sure it will change it slightly. I know that under powering the unit will have an effect on sound quality. It is just a matter of whether under / over impacts sound in a negative or positive way.

I will post once I know more.

Filmpros
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:43 pm

I am also researching this very compact slimline unit from Power Supplies Direct:

25 Watt, 5 VDC
5.0 Amp
Idec #PS3X-C05AFC

http://www.powersupplydirect.com/produc ... s3x-c05afc

Filmpros
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:46 pm

Same unit here with more detailed info and specs:
http://www.galco.com/buy/Idec/PS3X-C05AFC

Product Information for IDEC PS3X-C05AFC
IDEC
Switching Power Supplies, PS3X Series
Item# PS3X-C05AFC - Power Supply, 5VDC, 5A, 1Ph, 25W, 88~265VAC/125-375VDC Input, Enclosed, 50.8mmHx28mmWx79mmD
PS3X Series Information
Compact Size
Universal AC Input Voltage
5, 12, and 24 VDC Outputs
Overcurrent/Overvoltage Protection
UL/cUL Recognized
The PS3X is available in five output wattages (15W, 25W, 50W, 75W and 100W) with 5, 12, and 24 VDC outputs. A variety of mounting options including direct or DIN rail mounting also provide needed flexibility. With sizes up to 70% smaller than conventional power supplies, the PS3X family of power supplies can fit into the most compact spots. Like all IDEC switching power supplies, the PS3X series is easy to install.

Filmpros
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:48 pm

And in ally … nailed it.

Acopian Power
http://www.acopian.com/store/search.asp ... =A24MT550M

As a long time recording engineer / producer / audiophile … I know that Switching Power Supplies KILL your sound quality. I have proven this numerous times in both the recording studio

Acopian builds their own power supplies and offers a Linear Power Supply that has 60 times less ripple / noise
than a typical swathing power supply. I am sure the Power Supplies that comes with the Blackstar have even a higher rate of ripple / noise.

They can convert the following to 22V

20 Volt / 6A
Model: A20MT600M

24 Volt / 5.5A
Model: A24MT550M

Expensive … but far superior to swathing powers supplies for this ridiculously serious and picky about their sound.

DrStrangenote
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:23 pm

Filmpros wrote:I found in in 5 minutes with Google.

Google this:

22VDC Mains AC Adapter For Blackstar AMPLIFICATION Power Supply MCADP02006 SMPS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/22VDC-Mains-AC- ... 1154843080?
These were hard to find a few years ago. Now there are plenty of places who can get 16VAC, and the recent version for the 22V DC adapters. Believe me, I have searched high and low several years ago to find a supplier who made them for the 16VAC (which was the only version produced at the time). Thanks for the link for anyone looking for them now.

lukebarber
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:40 am

SOLA from Emerson has been the top power supply brand at work (small panel shop). IDEC power supply referred by a previous poster is a good choice too. Take a look at SOLA's GL series. I'm certain that it'll be more expensive than the IDEC. It may be better for sound quality though.

http://www.clrwtr.com/Sola-GL-Series.htm

Morty123
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:37 am

Can the new HT Dual be run at 18v DC? My pedalboard can support 9 or 18v but not 22v

Morty123
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Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:08 am

Can you run the 22v version at 18v?

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