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Help with battery clip for vintage pedal

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by StratPlus97, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. StratPlus97

    StratPlus97 Senior Stratmaster

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    So I have a few vintage pedals without the dc adapter but take a battery. I purchased some adapters that have the battery clip and a female dc adapter on the other end. Are these supposed to be pin negative or positive? Also, how can I test them with my multimeter to know? I don’t want to just plug it in and blow up my pedals.
    Thanks for the help!
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I have several of them and they should be pin negative. To test them attach them to a wall wart and test with a multimeter on DC voltage. The small ring should be positive and the big one should be negative.
    I looke ti use a 3D printed ring to run the wore through and keep from thrashing my pedal enclosures.
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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    boss pedals pretty common IMG_1789.JPG
     
  4. StratPlus97

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    I do have some of those! Got them on eBay. How did you get them to light up?! Very cool
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thanks, I change the switch to a 3PDT and make them true bypass with an indicator LED. I put the LEDs inside under the circuit board with a piece of polyfoam between them and the board so they don't ground and then aim the LED's outward...BOOM! Instant Tron effects for my pedalboard.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thanks, I change the switch to a 3PDT and make them true bypass with an indicator LED. I put the LEDs inside under the circuit board with a piece of polyfoam between them and the board so they don't ground and then aim the LED's outward...BOOM! Instant Tron effects for my pedalboard.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thanks, I change the switch to a 3PDT and make them true bypass with an indicator LED. I put the LEDs inside under the circuit board with a piece of polyfoam between them and the board so they don't ground and then aim the LED's outward...BOOM! Instant Tron effects for my pedalboard
     
  8. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Strat-Talker

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    You won't blow up your pedal unless you hook it up to higher voltage than it will take. Wrong polarity is just no power.