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Compatible Power Supplies for HX Stomp


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I wanted to make a list of power supplies that can work with the Stomp, most of these come from online and YouTube by seeing other guitarists

(And bassists!) and how they power them. Even though they seem to work with Stomp, Line 6 has Clearly said in their HX Stomp FAQ that they advise to use the provided power supply. To make these power supplies work, you'll need some extra accessories.

You'll need a current doubler, (NOT A VOLTAGE DOUBLER!)

and a centre negative 2.5mm adapter (Center for you yanks!). The HX Stomp has a power draw of about 800-900 mA, most power supplies will have 9v 500 mA or higher, these are the outputs you are looking for on a power supply. Power Supplies like the Cioks dc7 will have 9v 660 mA, this will not hurt the stomp. So here are the Power Supplies that should work.

 

 

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power X4 Isolated Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/114125/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Voodoo-Lab/Pedal-Power-X4-with-Adapter.htm

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power X8 Compact Isolated Pedal Board Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/172388/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Voodoo-Lab/Pedal-Power-X8-Compact-Isolated-Pedal-Board-Power-Supply.htm

Voodoo Lab High Current Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/70394/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Voodoo-Lab/High-Current-Power-Supply.htm

Strymon Ojai High Current DC Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/73948/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Strymon/Ojai-High-Current-DC-Power-Supply.htm

Strymon Zuma Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/78116/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Strymon/Zuma-Power-Supply.htm

Truetone CS12 Pure Isolated Power Brick https://www.long-mcquade.com/61870/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Truetone/CS12-Pure-Isolated-Power-Brick.htm

Truetone CS6 Pure Isolated Low-Profile Power Supply https://www.long-mcquade.com/95105/Guitars/Cables---Power-Supplies/Truetone/CS6-Pure-Isolated-Low-Profile-Power-Supply.htm

Cioks DC7 https://cioks.com/products/dc7/

CIOKS DC7 with this current doubler and this adapter cable to get to the 2.5mm plug for my HXFX.  Both are made by CIOKS.

For the Cables

Strymon Power Supply and Line 6 Pedal Current Doubler Cable

https://www.logsdonaudio.com/cables/strymon-power-supply-and-line-6-pedal-current-doubler-cable

Voodoo Lab Current Doubler Adapter https://www.long-mcquade.com/15778/Guitars/Cables_Power_Supplies/Voodoo_Lab/Current_Doubler_Adapter.htm

2.1mm to 2.5mm DC Crossover Cable https://missionengineering.com/shop-2/products/cables/9v-2-5mm-dc-crossover-cable/

Amazon Cable https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016BJGZ2U/ref=crt_ewc_img_huc_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3TUR5JBYCEPNE

CIOKS DC7 with this current doubler and this adapter cable to get to the 2.5mm plug for my HXFX.  Both are made by CIOKS.

 

Wall Plugs

Upbright LH-12300 https://www.amazon.com/Line-NSA27EU-090300-HD500X-Multi-Effects/dp/B0154WFJDG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Upbright+Line+6+Adapter&qid=1614386173&sr=8-1

 

*If your wondering why everything is so expensive, some of it is in It's in CAD*

@Digital_Igloo I hope what I've said is correct! If not please let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, johannkleen said:

There are 2.1 to 2.5mm cables, would one of those work from one output from the CS6 or CS12???

The 2.1 side would be connected to the CURRENT doubler the goes into two 9v 500 mA, the HX Stomp takes the Center Negative side.

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Has anyone tested this yet?

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PPHX--voodoo-lab-hx-current-doubler-cable-18-inch-dual-2.1mm-to-2.5mm-straight-barrel-power-cable

 

Conveniently Power Your HX Device with Voodoo Lab
The Voodoo Lab HX Current Doubler Cable makes it easier than ever to power your Line 6 HX Effects or HX Stomp device. Using a single cable constructed of two 2.1mm plugs and one 2.5mm plug

 

 

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5 hours ago, ColonelForbin said:

Has anyone tested this yet?

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PPHX--voodoo-lab-hx-current-doubler-cable-18-inch-dual-2.1mm-to-2.5mm-straight-barrel-power-cable

 

Conveniently Power Your HX Device with Voodoo Lab
The Voodoo Lab HX Current Doubler Cable makes it easier than ever to power your Line 6 HX Effects or HX Stomp device. Using a single cable constructed of two 2.1mm plugs and one 2.5mm plug

 

 

I have one, the cable works fine, but using it with the two 450ma outputs of my MXR ISO-Brick isn’t enough to power my HX Stomp. Powers up fine, but the goes haywire when I change presets. 

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My Truetone CS7 just crapped out on me. So I decided to try my $40 Amazon Donner DP-2 on my HX stomp. To my surprise, using the adapter cables from my Truetone I was able to power it on using the 500ma 9v jack on the supply. If I used the lower milliamps outputs it would power on but not get past the firmware screen. But the 500 worked fine.

 

It currently powering my HX Stomp, an EQD Hoof, JHS Morning Glory, Strymon El Capistan, Walrus Audio Slö Way Huge Saucy Box and a Caroline Somersault.

 

So yeah.... $40 or so off Amazon and a few adapter cables and youre all set

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Does anyone know if the fender engine room level 8 would be compatible to power the hx stomp and the hx effects together (im assuming it didnt exist at the time this post was made). I feel like it could with a couple of current doubler cables but could do with finding out before I go and drop the cash.

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I am using a power supply by Vitoos ( called ISO 8).  It has 9,12 , and 18 volt (switchable) and 1000mA(x2) and has separate isolated sections for the 9v and heavy draw outlets.  Using it for about a year now with no problems.   it's under my board or i'd put up a pic.  Cheap as chips, too!

 

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On 7/4/2021 at 10:13 PM, Joepeggio said:

I use this.  I haven't tried my CS7 yet, other pedals using it.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153289303247

I just got the Truetone CS7 and per another post I’m using one power cable to the red adapter to the green adapter. I had no problem with it so far. I’m keeping the Line 6 cord with my gear as backup.

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Can you power the HX Stomp with a CIOKS Hi5 MOD? I tried using the green 2.5mm cable and it won't power on. Is there a different voltage setting it needs?  It's supposed to be putting out 9v (660mA), isn't that sufficient for the HD Stomp? Trying to avoid having another power cable coming out of my pedalboard for the HX Stomp's brick.

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12 hours ago, wslymsgrv said:

Can you power the HX Stomp with a CIOKS Hi5 MOD? I tried using the green 2.5mm cable and it won't power on. Is there a different voltage setting it needs?  It's supposed to be putting out 9v (660mA), isn't that sufficient for the HD Stomp? Trying to avoid having another power cable coming out of my pedalboard for the HX Stomp's brick.

 

I think it needs close to 1000ma to operate as I've learned from others.

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20 hours ago, wslymsgrv said:

Can you power the HX Stomp with a CIOKS Hi5 MOD? I tried using the green 2.5mm cable and it won't power on. Is there a different voltage setting it needs?  It's supposed to be putting out 9v (660mA), isn't that sufficient for the HD Stomp? Trying to avoid having another power cable coming out of my pedalboard for the HX Stomp's brick.

 

Nope, 660mA isn't enough for the HX Stomp. With some PS even with 1000 you could be on the edge.

 

You could try with a current doubler with CIOKS rca plugs (NOT A VOLTAGE DOUBLER!), using two output from the Cioks to obtain 9V@660*2mA (9V@1320mA).

 

https://www.logsdonaudio.com/cables/for-cioks-dc7-power-supply-and-line6-pedals-current-doubler-cable

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I keep reading here and there that the HX Stomp draws about 1000 mA, and of many reporting they’re successfully powering it, even along with other pedals, with 3rd party power supplies which are rated for less than what specified by Line6.

 

To my knowledge of electronics, which is probably not enough to prove me right, I suspect that a unit which is, SIMULTANEOUSLY, sending the processed guitar signal, in Stereo, through the Main outs and through the effect loops Sends, managing MIDI traffic, communicating with the DAW through USB, and with the processor(s) working close to its (theirs) maximum capacity (i.e. reaching max DSP), would draw MORE current, still maybe not (or maybe yes?) near to the 3000 mA value specified by Line6.

 

What I am trying to say is that everything seems to work fine, only because the HXS is usually not exploited to the maximum of its potential.

So you are doing fine with your 3rd party power supply rated at e.g. 1700mA, powering your HXS and a handful of other devices, which you calculated to be, say, 1400mA total; then you start using more functions in the HXS, and your power supply faults.

 

Now, admittedly, you won’t be using everything in your board simultaneously, so the probability that this would happen is not that high, but maybe something worth considering ?

 

 

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My Stomp work with this Power Supply:

https://www.thomann.de/de/harley_benton_powerplant_iso_12_pro.htm

 

With this I use this current doubler:

https://www.thomann.de/de/voodoo_lab_current_doubler_adapter_ppap.htm

 

with an angled Plug 5,5 mm/2,5 male to 5,5 mm/2,1 female.

 

I use all Outputs with pedals, also powering this power amp pedal:

https://www.thomann.de/de/electro_harmonix_5mm_power_amp.htm

 

Everything works fine but I only use this at home and not on stage.

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I'm using the smallest of Thomann's power plants with my HX Stomp: https://harleybenton.com/product/powerplant-iso-1-pro/

However, instead of using the current doubler cable I opened the device and wired three outputs in parallel in order to give the LM317 some thermal headroom.

It's a 10 minute job if you can tell where the hot end of your soldering iron is.

(As the LEDs are switched on only if a barrel plug is inserted the other two LEDs of the triple-port will stay off even though the ports are being used.)

 

 

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Doesn't matter if you wire on the PCB, or bridging parallel at the output with the doubler. Same current draw is still being distributed between those voltage regulators@channel, in both conditions, so the heat management it's the same (basic joule's equation). Then, going picky, if you take into account those short and thick insulated wires you used to bridge directly on the PCB, this is probably holding more heat inside the unit (I^2)*r*t , than using a longer wire on the outside (through the current doubler).

 

Anyway, it will work just fine and for sure looking better.

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Correct.

However, my point was that I was using three ports instead of two (what most of the current doubler cables are doing) to give more thermal headroom to each of the regulators (~300mA instead of ~450mA per LM317 if you assume 900mA current draw from the Helix). 

 

Of course the overall power dissipation will be the same.  The decision to do the wiring internally was more based on aesthetics and practicality.

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Another one that works
 

Rockboard Power Ace 1700mA

 

https://www.rockboard.de/en/power-supply/rockboard-power-ace-set-9v-dc-17a-power-adapter-accessory-cables-rbo-power-ace-set
 

 


Its plug seems to work for both 2.1 and 2.5mm devices therefore you do not even need a  2.1mm to 2.5mm adapter. 
 

Comments:

it comes in two packages: just the adapter and with a set of cables.
 

If you buy the set please note the included green adapter not only changes pin size from 2.1 to 2.5mm but also inverts POLARITY! You will need to use the included red cable to invert the polarity again, back to center negative. But as I said the original adapter seems to work ok with hx and pod go without any pin size adapters. 
 

 

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On 5/5/2021 at 9:12 PM, kylebarnhart said:

My Truetone CS7 just crapped out on me. So I decided to try my $40 Amazon Donner DP-2 on my HX stomp. To my surprise, using the adapter cables from my Truetone I was able to power it on using the 500ma 9v jack on the supply. If I used the lower milliamps outputs it would power on but not get past the firmware screen. But the 500 worked fine.

 

It currently powering my HX Stomp, an EQD Hoof, JHS Morning Glory, Strymon El Capistan, Walrus Audio Slö Way Huge Saucy Box and a Caroline Somersault.

 

So yeah.... $40 or so off Amazon and a few adapter cables and youre all set

Hey there, just curious, did you use only 1 9v 500ma jack? Or two of them with a current doubler cord? For the hx stomp? I’m seriously considering The donner dp-2 like you are… and hope it’s still working lol

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Power supply - Verifone 9V 4A
 
I found a good, replacement, desktop type (wall/plug power supplies are EVIL ;) ) power supply, part number Verifone DSA-42D-09. I picked mine for 10$ equivalent. Very quiet.
Spec:
  • direct replacement
  • 9V
  • center negative
  • 2.5mm tip
  • 4A max
 
Try also "zx spectrum power adapter" - apparently this Verfione was used as ZX Spectrum adapter replacement, too ;)
 
I hope you'll find it useful.
 
Cheers

podgo_power_supply.jpeg

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I am using this power supply https://harleybenton.com/product/powerplant-iso-1-pro/ and this adapter https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/product/210217366881025--voodoo-lab-hx-current-doubler-cable?gclid=CjwKCAjwnZaVBhA6EiwAVVyv9ACkPGtjWLOQ7dfJRSDOaRPZVA09BJP1VjjHLP2shtGp8qk8gDwUtRoCVcgQAvD_BwE, and like stated above it goes haywire after i switch presets (very loud static noise) but everything else if fine. Why is this as the hx is getting 9v and 1000ma ?

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