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Best Answer TheRealZap , 25 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

yes correct info... the line6 model number is PX2 you can find them easily...

and yes, it can be used with the JTV's

 

OK, i think i found my answer,, i need 9v AC 2000mA....

 

I know these XPS pedals were designed for the older variax models... anyone have success with the JTV's?

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#1 sinistralx

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:56 AM

Hi Folks,

 

Curious to find out if anyone is using the line 6 A/B pedal to split the electric and acoustic sounds of the JTV as well as power the JTV? 

 

Does anyone know what powersupply it takes? I have a pedal power bank but the jack doesnt fit. I tried using the power supply that i use to carge the JTV...it fits but  the pedal doesnt seem to work.  the JTV power supply is 12v DC 1000mA.  There are no markings on the pedal..

 

does this even work with the JTV?

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:03 AM

OK, i think i found my answer,, i need 9v AC 2000mA....

 

I know these XPS pedals were designed for the older variax models... anyone have success with the JTV's?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:07 AM   Best Answer

yes correct info... the line6 model number is PX2 you can find them easily...

and yes, it can be used with the JTV's

 

OK, i think i found my answer,, i need 9v AC 2000mA....

 

I know these XPS pedals were designed for the older variax models... anyone have success with the JTV's?


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:13 AM

Great Thanks.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

OK, i think i found my answer,, i need 9v AC 2000mA....

 

I know these XPS pedals were designed for the older variax models... anyone have success with the JTV's?

 

Careful!  You are looking at the wall-wart that supplies power to the XPS - NOT the voltage that is sent to the Variax (which almost certainly does not use AC power).  I would be interested in knowing what the actual DC voltage to the instrument ends up being while under load (i.e. with guitar plugged in and electronics active). 

 

To be clear:  Do not apply AC voltage to the guitar or Bad Things™ may happen.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

The XPS conditions the power (AC to DC with filtering) before sending it out the TRS cable to the Variax.  I forget what the DC voltage is but it's a bit more than when running with the battery. (my 500)  I never use the XPS - prefer running on battery.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

The XPS conditions the power (AC to DC with filtering) before sending it out the TRS cable to the Variax.  I forget what the DC voltage is but it's a bit more than when running with the battery. (my 500)  I never use the XPS - prefer running on battery.

 

If you are ever in a position to measure it, I'd love to know.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

Hey snhirsch , would love to see a pic of your JTV and strat neck!

 

I picked up a PX2 today.... will have a look for a meter and measure the TRS.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:58 AM

I was going to try to measure it sometime this weekend - under load.  This requires measuring it on the board though because I can't get at the TRS when it's plugged in.  We can easily measure it unloaded if that's good enough. (at the TRS when the cable is unplugged.)


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

I was going to try to measure it sometime this weekend - under load.  This requires measuring it on the board though because I can't get at the TRS when it's plugged in.  We can easily measure it unloaded if that's good enough. (at the TRS when the cable is unplugged.)

 

I would suggest removing the bottom of the XPS box rather than mucking with the guitar.  You should be able to get a voltmeter across ground and ring that way.  Or, if the sleeve of the 1/4" plug is not under heatshrink, just unscrew that.  Failing everything else, no load voltage is better than nothing.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:22 PM

No problem.  I have been inside my 500 several times - most recently to install Ghost pickups.  I can measure there or in the XPS as you suggest.  I have not had that apart for years - don't use it.  I have two of them.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

I made a quick unloaded measurement at the TRS cable.  The DC supply going to the Variax from the XPS is 7.06VDC (7V)


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:01 AM

Great - thanks very much for the information!  For those who have been following the thread on third-party batteries for the Variax, this implies that non-Line6 batteries could be made to work by rewiring +/- from the enclosure to the ground and ring of the 1/4" jack.  This is the least preferable solution, however.  Optimum solution is to find a way around the protection scheme that causes it not to recognize the inexpensive camcorder batteries.

 

Disclaimer:  I have not tried any of the above.  If you modify the electronics on your Variax you unquestionably void any warranty on the unit and take all responsibility for letting the magic smoke out of the internals.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:14 AM

I just bought a new XPS a/b pedal, but with no power supply. I picked up a cheap AC 9V 2000mA adapter and here is what happens:

 

It does power the JTV 59

But, the power light never comes on

 

The XLR & 1/4" lights work

But, no matter which of those is lit the signal is always coming out the 1/4"

 

So, bad switch? Or, bad power supply that isn't allowing the pedal to reach its potential?


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