3-way daisy chain Flex – type 1
With this Flex cable you can power three pedals of one outlet. All three pedals will get the same voltage as stated on the outlet and have a 5,5/2,1mm centre negative power jack also called the BOSS standard. Cable length is 50 then 30 and again 30cm to the last DC plug.
This Flex cable makes it possible to power three pedals using only one outlet of the power supply. You need to make sure that the three pedals can all be powered by the same voltage and that they all use the most common 5,5/2,1mm centre negative DC plug, the BOSS standard. On this daisy chain the first DC plug is 50cm from the plug which goes into the power supply’s outlet. There’s 30cm in-between the first and the second DC plug and also 30cm in-between the second and third DCplug. The total length of this special Flex cable is approx. 110cm. The longer distance between the plugs gives you more freedom in placing the pedals you’d like to power with the daisy chain on your pedalboard.
When using the daisy chain Flex make sure that the sum of the three pedal’s currents in mA stays below the max. current rating of the outlet used. Please also note that the daisy chain Flex cable has all three DC plugs connected in parallel to the power supply’s outlet. To avoid noise issues we recommend using the daisy chain Flex with analogue pedals only. This is to avoid the risk of a digital pedal introducing noise into your guitar signal when being powered in a parallel connection with a simple analogue pedal.
Say you have more pedals than the number of isolated outlets available on the power supply you use. In this case the best you can do is to get another power supply with more isolated outlets. The next best thing to do is to power two or three pedals of one outlet. If you have three low current analogue pedals, typically boosters, overdrives or compressors, you can power all three by using only one outlet and CIOKS 3-way daisy chain Flex. Make sure they all accept the 5,5/2,1mm centre negative DC-plug (BOSS standard) and they all can be powered of the same voltage typically being 9V. If all three pedals accept a higher supply voltage say 12V or 18V you can also power all these three pedals using the daisy chain and an outlet with 12V or 18V. In all cases whether you use 9, 12 or 18V you’ll need to ensure that the sum of the three pedal’s current draw figures in mA is below the max. current rating of the outlet you plan to use for powering them. If you’re looking for a way to power two pedals with a 5,5/2,1mm centre negative DC plug standard (BOSS standard) using one outlet please have a look at CIOKS Split Flex. If you have two pedals needing the same voltage but two different plug types look at the Split adapter Flex.
1533 CIOKS 3-way daisy chain Flex – three 5,5/2,1mm centre negative DC plugs, 50+30+30cm / 20″+12″+12″ (black)
CIOKS Flex Cables – Confused? This could help you!
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