Voodoo Lab Pedal Power ISO-5
|Isolated power supply for pro stage and studio use|
Pedal Power ISO-5 is an isolated power supply for powering guitar pedal effects and accessories. It's the ultimate compact solution for smaller pedalboards, rack shelves, or even as an additional power supply for larger boards. With five isolated, filtered and regulated output sections, ISO-5 keeps even the most sensitive vintage and boutique analog pedals dead quiet.
Pedal Power ISO-5 includes a high-current output which will properly power modern digital power-hungry effects like those from Eventide, Line 6, and TC Electronic. There's also a dedicated 18V output for those pedals which need the higher voltage for extra headroom.
Designed to meet the needs of professional users, Pedal Power ISO-5 will provide clean, consistent power, even with the poor AC line conditions often found on stage. Completely isolated output sections eliminate ground loops and unwanted interactions between effects, resulting in lower noise and noticeably improved tone.
|Pedal Power® ISO-5 features:|
Five isolated outputs
Compatible with all battery operated pedals
Includes high current 9V and 12V outputs, plus dedicated 18V output
Powers Boss Twin, Eventide, Line 6 modelers, TC Electronic Nova, Moog and more
Linear regulation and toroidal transformer for lowest possible noise
Compact design fits small pedalboards and rack shelves
Pedal Power ISO-5 Specifications
|Detachable IEC (computer-type) line cord
120V 50/60Hz (North America model)
100V 60Hz (Japan model)
230V 50/60Hz (Europe/Australia model)
Model and input power are marked on the bottom of unit.
|5.5x2.1mm barrel connectors center negative
Short circuit protected
9VDC (3) - 100mA
9/12VDC - 400mA
18VDC - 150mA
|4.9" wide x 3.4" deep x 1.8" tall (124 x 86 x 44 mm)
Weight: 1.24 lbs (0.56 kg)
|Toroidal power transformer|
Pedal Power ISO-5 is manufactured to operate from a specific supply voltage. There are three different models, which accept 100V, 120V, or 240V mains. All units sold in North America are for 120V only. You cannot operate a 120V model using 240V power without the correct step down transformer. The supply voltage is marked on the bottom of the unit.
Short Circuit Protection
Every output on Pedal Power ISO-5 is individually short-circuit protected. This means that if you have a short in a power cable, or one of your pedals malfunctions, ISO-5 will turn off the power to only that pedal. All other outputs will continue to function normally with no long-term damage.
Pedal Power ISO-5 is powered directly from mains using the supplied AC line
cord. This is a standard computer-type IEC line cord, so it’s easy to obtain a
replacement or different length.
Important: Pedal Power ISO-5 is manufactured to operate from a specific supply
voltage (100V, 120V or 240V) which is marked on the bottom of the unit.
Attempting to operate at the wrong voltage may cause permanent damage.
1) 9V outputs (3). Use for all ordinary pedals which operate from a 9V battery or
require less than 100mA.
2) 9V high-current output. Use for devices which require up to 400mA. These
effects will use multiple 1.5V batteries or a 9V regulated adapter (wall wart). This
output can also power ordinary low current pedals.
3) 12V high-current output. Use for all devices which require 12V at 400mA or
less. Most devices that use a 9V unregulated adapter should be powered from
Note: The 9V and 12V high-current outputs are not isolated from each other
(their negative terminals are common). It is preferred to use only one. If using
both, combined output should not exceed 400mA.
4) 18V output. Use for 18V pedals which operate from two 9V batteries or require
less than 100mA. Do not power 9V effects at 18V unless recommended by the
DC Power Cables
The Pedal Power end of each supplied DC power cable has a black barrel
connector. The other end has either another identical barrel connector (center
negative), a 5.5x2.5mm red barrel (center positive) or a 3.5mm mini-plug (tip
positive). Use the standard right-angle black barrel connector cables with most
common 9V battery operated pedals. Occassionally, a right-angle connector will
not properly fit the power jack, so a cable with straight connector is also provided.
Before powering your pedal with a standard black barrel connector, you must
verify that the pedal requires “center negative” polarity to prevent damage. Some
common exceptions with their power jacks wired for “center positive” are the
Fulltone ‘69, SoulBender, and Octafuzz pedals and Moogerfoogers. Reverse
polarity cables are available from Voodoo Lab to properly power these pedals.
There are two types of Boss pedals which operate from a 9V battery. These are
identified by the type of power supply specified, either PSA or ACA. Almost all
Boss pedals specify the PSA type adapter and operate at 9V. Boss pedals which
specify the ACA type adapter require a higher voltage and should be powered by
the 12V output.
Boss Twin pedals, such as the DD-20 (which require more than 100mA), should
be powered from the 9V high-current output.
Line 6 Modeling Pedals
Line 6 Tone Core pedals and Pocket POD can be powered from any available 9V
output using a standard black 5.5x2.1mm barrel cable.
You can power Line 6 modeling pedals, like DL4 or MM4, using the 12V high-
current output with the red 5.5x2.5mm barrel cable. This does not match the
rating of the supplied Line 6 adapter, but does correctly power these pedals.
Note that PODxt, M9, M13 and JM4 looper cannot be powered by the Pedal
TC Electronic’s Nova pedals such as the Delay, Modulator and Reverb are
powered from the high-current 12V output using a standard black 5.5x2.1mm
barrel cable. This does not match the rating of the supplied TC Electronic
adapter, but does correctly power these pedals.
Other TC Electronic pedals which can be powered from a 9V battery, such as the
Classic series, can operate from any of the 9V outputs.
The Eventide stompboxes (TimeFactor, ModFactor and PitchFactor) are
powered from the high-current 12V output using the red 5.5x2.5mm barrel cable.
This does not match the rating of the supplied Eventide adapter, but does
correctly power these pedals