2 pcs. 9VAC at 600mA
2 pcs. selectable 9/12VAC at 1200mA
Each output is short-circuit protected and completely isolated.
Toroidal transformer to insure hum and noise free operation.
Designed to operate high current and AC powered pedal effects, like the great Van Amps Sole-Mate, Boomerang pedals, Whammy, POD, Rotosphere and many others.
4 pcs. 5.5 x 2.5mm barrel - red both ends.
2 pcs. 5.5 x 2.1mm barrel - one end black.
AC mains line powercord.
System Unit Description
1. AC mains auxiliary. Note the 200 watt maximum
2. AC mains power input jack. This is a standard “IECtype”
3. Power indicator. This LED indicates the Pedal Power
AC system unit is operating.
4. 9VAC output jacks (2). Each output provides up to
5. Selectable 9VAC/12VAC output jacks (2 sets). Use
either jack from each set to select the correct voltage.
Each output provides up to 1200mA.
AC vs. DC. DC stands for Direct Current. This means that the flow
of electricity is always in one direction. DC power
connections will always have a polarity (like center
negative or tip positive) because you need to specify
which direction the electrical current should flow.
AC stands for Alternating Current. This means the flow
of electricity alternates, first in one direction, then back
the other way. Since it always goes in both directions,
there is no polarity and the plugs can’t be wired
Connections. The Voodoo Lab Pedal Power AC has four outputs and
six output jacks. These accept barrel type connectors and
have a 2.5mm center pin.
The two individual 9VAC outputs on the left will provide
up to 600mA each.
The two pairs of jacks on the right will provide up to
1200mA each at either 9VAC or 12VAC. Select the
correct voltage by using the corresponding jack. You can’t
use both 9VAC and 12VAC from the same pair at the
same time. It won’t work. Don’t even try.
Cables. Two different cable types are provided with the Pedal
Power AC. The most common type has red connectors on
both ends. The other type has red and black connectors.
Red connectors are 2.5mm center and black are 2.1mm.
Connect red ends to the Pedal Power AC.
Most AC powered devices will also use the red 2.5mm
plugs, however a few use black 2.1mm (the industry
standard is to use 2.5mm for AC and 2.1mm for DC).
Since the red plug has a hole to accomodate the 2.5mm
pin, it will also fit over the smaller 2.1mm. Don’t do this!
It will appear to work, but since the connectors do not
mate snugly, the connections will be unreliable.
How can you tell which to use? Easy! Try the smaller
black end first. If it fits, use it. If it doesn’t, use a red one.
Generally, the power requirement marked on the device
matches the manufacturer’s supplied adapter. This does
not indicate the actual current used, only the maximum
available from the adapter. Often the same adapter is used
for many different products.
For example, the Line6 modeling pedals are marked
1200mA. In fact, all models as of this writing draw less
As long as your device requires AC at 9V or 12V, just try
it. You won’t damage anything.
Your Pedal Power AC is designed to be fault tolerant.
This means that if you try to power a defective device or
use a bad cable, it will simply turn off that output until the
problem is corrected. Similarly, if you try to power
something that requires more current than the Pedal
Power AC can provide, it switches off only that output.
As they say, “the show must go on!”
What is a toroidal transformer and why does my Pedal
Power AC have one?
Power transformers create a magnetic field that can
induce hum and noise in your effects. A toroidal
transformer has a specially designed core that greatly
reduces this field. The Pedal Power AC uses this type
of transformer so that your pedal board is quiet.
Input: IEC connector
Outputs: 5.5x2.5mm barrel connectors
Two 9VAC at 600mA
Two selectable 9/12VAC at 1200mA
Short circuit and overcurrent protected.
Dim. wide 152 x deep 86 x tall 45mm - Weight 0.9 kg.
Toroidal power transformer - Auxiliary AC outlet, 200 watts max.