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Warning about the Line 6 Variax Cabled Power Kit

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I really like being able to use the Variax without batteries and this kit is perfect for that but there is some risk with it.

 

One night I inadvertently plugged the TRS cable for the Variax into my Acoustic/Electric guitar and it fried the electronics.

 

It doesn't have a way to sense if it's plugged into the Variax before it pulses the voltage.

 

If you get this kit be cautious to not plug it into anything but the Variax.

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10 hours ago, nbaird said:

but there is some risk with it

 

I think that's like saying there is some risk in sticking a fork in an electrical outlet.

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Indeed,

If you have a habit of forking 120V outlets for that pleasurable tingle but then you try it on that identical looking one someone wired to 50kV

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Agreed nbaird. The variax TRS prevents inadvertent insertion into non-compatible jacks much the same way a 120V outlet and a fork don't.

 

It will take some thought to unwind that Adamsian twisted logic. 

 

If that was too obscure (I'm known for that) Google "much the way bricks don't"

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