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Best Answer silverhead , 05 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

The XPS box will power the JTV but you need to use a TRS (stereo) cable. It will not recharge the battery. Go to the full post


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#1 xrayjohn

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

Just bought a JVT-59 and love it! I am looking at an XPS Pedal to a/b between the PA & Amp, but mostly want it to power the guitar instead of using the battery.

 

I am unsure about how this works... It appears that there is only a 1/4" input on the box - does a standard 1/4" guitar cable work? Do you need a special cable? Am I way off and this does not power the guitar?

 

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#2 silverhead

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:33 AM   Best Answer

The XPS box will power the JTV but you need to use a TRS (stereo) cable. It will not recharge the battery.
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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:23 AM

Many thanks!


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

Basically the ring will be the line where the power is transferred.

You can also power via VDA and a POD (X3 or HD500)


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:29 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 pedal? Or, bad power supply that isn't allowing the pedal to reach its potential?


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:10 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 pedal? Or, bad power supply that isn't allowing the pedal to reach its potential?


It sounds like you're not using a TRS cable. With a regular guitar cable, you're only sending audio from the pedal - not power from the pedal to the guitar.
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

It sounds like you're not using a TRS cable. With a regular guitar cable, you're only sending audio from the pedal - not power from the pedal to the guitar.

Thanks... Actually was using a TRS cord and it did power the guitar. I've ordered a proper Line 6 power supply and we'll see if that was the issue.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Does it matter if the TRS is balanced or unbalanced? Mine is balanced...


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:33 AM

No it doesn't matter.  The TRS is only to supply power as well as transfer the guitar output.  It's not stereo.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:56 PM

No it doesn't matter.  The TRS is only to supply power as well as transfer the guitar output.  It's not stereo.

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