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Pod Hd500x - Can You Use Another Power Supply

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Hi There,

 

Are you able to use another power supply for the POD HD500x. I want to mount it on my pedal board and currently use a BBE Supa-Charger?

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You need a supply that has the same specs.  9V DC and the proper current rating.  I can't remember if it's 2 or 3 amps.

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I got this spec from Line 6 support last year for the HD500 power supply  .....  DC 9V 3 Amp or 3000 mA

Probably best to double check with Line 6 support whether that spec matches the HD500X just in case..... unless someone else can chime in and confirm the spec for the HD500X power supply.

 

As Charlie_Watt says - you must ensure it matches the spec otherwise at worst you will damage your HD500X and at best it may not operate correctly - it really is not worth the risk - get a matched supply.

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Hi, I use a 9v DC Power Supply from Maplin. It works well if it is just the HD500x, but if you plug a JTV in via a VDI cable the extra power needed for the Guitar is too much and it cuts in and out.

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Quick notes -- Also ensure that the plug end of the replacement power cord physically fits your HD500X obviously, but if it sticks out too far, you'll be putting more mechanical stress on the socket leading towards a future failure.

 

The most important thing to make sure of is that the polarity of the replacement 9V DC, 3A minimum power supply matches the unit. You will brick your unit if you reverse the polarity (the + or - to tip or sleeve).

 

Just a head's up.

 

Dave

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How about a laptop battery power brick (using a polarity inverter and adapter) for gigs where there is no AC available.  There are several for 9v 32,000 mha. 

I know this approach works for GT-001, etc....

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$10 dollars for an unknown plug. $20 for the real one. 

 

What would you rather risk your $500 gear on. 

Is ruining a $1500 gig worth saving $10. 

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Where did you find a power supply for $20? The ones i saw on Sweetwater were $40. 

 

I only bought the $10 supply as backup

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