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Hello all - I have a Helix Floor unity and would be interested in using the Line 6 Relay G10S with it. However, I don't want to have to find 2 power outlets each time.

 

My understanding is that I can't power the G10S via USB from the Floor unit. But are there any cunning workarounds? Special cables that could go from the Helix to the G10S? Pass-through adapters that will let me take 9V somehow from the 240V (UK) connection to the Helix?

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A power strip...

 

But seriously, that's probably what you gotta do.  While you're at it, think about getting a power conditioner such as this one.  It will eliminate potential hum from the power source, as well as give your gear better protection from surges that a standard surge protector.  It works well for me and fits in the Helix Backpack.

 

Other than that... you could power the G10S via USB from a power bank.  I've never done it with the G10S receiver but I have done it with the G10 receiver.  Just make sure that the power bank can output enough amperage for the G10 (I think its 2.6A?)

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Don't know if they have these for 240v - 

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Cablelera-Power-Extension-Splitter-ZWACPQAG-14/dp/B00FRODUR4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DO2UARYCJROF&keywords=power+cable+splitter+2+way&qid=1574869669&sprefix=power+cable+splitter%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-1

 

Consider what chasingMango said about power conditioner/surge protector. Downsizing is all well and good, but have you heard the saying "Penny rich, pound poor?"

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Splitters like that are fine, except the G10S doesn't want a full-power cable like that, so I'd need another thing in there.

 

14 minutes ago, rd2rk said:

Consider what chasingMango said about power conditioner/surge protector. Downsizing is all well and good, but have you heard the saying "Penny rich, pound poor?"

 

I have no road crew and don't get paid for gigs, so I'm keeping my load-in and load-out minimal. Thanks anyway.

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19 minutes ago, kylotan said:

I have no road crew and don't get paid for gigs, so I'm keeping my load-in and load-out minimal. Thanks anyway.

 

Don't know what kind of places you play, but keep in mind that computers tend to be finicky about electricity, and the Helix Floor is a pretty expensive computer. Without power conditioning you could be back here asking "Why does my Helix floor do these weird things/crash/lockup/make noise?" or, worse yet, why did it wind up completely fried during that thunderstorm. A small powerstrip/surge suppressor can fit in your gigbag or guitar case, and it's relatively cheap insurance, as well as a very logical solution to needing two wall sockets, possibly on the same circuit as the fluorescent beer signs. Just sayin'.

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Is the Helix end of the cable the same as in the US? Maybe something like this 'Courtesy Plug'?

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/1SpotACYUS--truetone-acy-us-courtesy-plug-iec-cable

 

Add a USB Power Adapter to the US plug that can handle the 240v (many, though not all, will) and use a USB cable to power the G10s via the USB jack on the back.

(Ex - https://smile.amazon.com/Certified-Charger-FONKEN-Universal-Compatible/dp/B07DF782WQ/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=240v+usb+power+adapter&qid=1575241898&sr=8-22)

 

I have one of those Furman conditioning power supplies (as well as a Fender rack-mounted unit), but neither helped with the line noise issue I was having (ended up buying a HumX that did the trick). But, a surge suppressor is still a good idea. A small one can go in any bag:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-BSV102af-SurgeCube-Surge-Protection/dp/B00OLTJSZY?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1&sa-no-redirect=1&pldnSite=1

 

 

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