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Upgrading POD HD Power Supply?
by rootsrocker on 2012-11-01 01:14:25

I really like my POD HD, but the el-cheapo One Spot style power adaptor is very suceptable to AC noise.  It drives me crazy when i'm readying to record only for some random background AC noise/hum/hiss to kill progress.

I've been looking at alternative power supplies, specifically a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power AC, which they claim is powerful enough to run a POD... although looking over the specs my POD needs at least 2.5A @ 9V - the Voodoo Labs solution delivers a peak output of 1.2A.  I was ready to buy one, but finding out this info has put that plan to a stop.

Are there any known power supplies that are an improvement on the stock adaptor?  I'm wanting to make my POD HD as silent as possible - but the current power adaptor is a weak link.

Re: Upgrading POD HD Power Supply?
by ozbadman on 2012-11-01 10:51:08

I haven't tried it, but a Sony PS2 power supply might do the job. It's 8.5V, but lots of Amps. I'd probably try using a bench power supply though to make sure the 'cheapy' power supply is actually the source of your problem.

Re: Upgrading POD HD Power Supply?
by phil_m on 2012-11-01 10:57:45

The PODs use 9V DC power supplies. There just switching power supplies, there's not really anything inherently noisy about them. There's no brick power supply I know of that's big enough to hand 2.5A of current from one output. Even with doubling cables and that, you'd be hard pressed to meet the spec.

Re: Upgrading POD HD Power Supply?
by hurghanico on 2012-11-01 11:38:22

almost certainly your problem is instead due to a "ground loop"

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