Big John link

CIOKS Big John link is a small sized yet quite powerful power supply for effect pedals with 6 outlets configured in 4 isolated sections. The first four outlets are divided in two isolated sections, which yield 100mA each and offer voltages 9 and 12V. The last two isolated high current outlets put out a max. current of 400mA each at voltages 9 or 12V.

  • 6 outlets configured in 4 isolated sections
  • two high current outlets with 400mA each
  • short circuit protection of all outlets
  • advanced LED monitoring of each section
  • 120 or 230V mains voltage operation
  • detachable mains power cord
  • courtesy AC mains outlet
  • CIOKS unique mains link feature
  • a total of 9 Flex cables included
  • compatible with Pedaltrain and Temple Audio pedalboards
  • all pedalboard mounting hardware included

With no need of special cables outlets 5 and 6 will power pedals like the any Eventides, tc electronic Nova, tc Helicon or any Strymon incl. TimeLine, Mobius or Big Sky, Line6 M5, T-Rex Viper or Squeezer and many others. These two outlets are of course also able to power any standard 9V pedal or those which draw a medium current like BOSS DD-20 or CE-20, the digital ones from EHX like Freeze, Cathedral, Citar or the RingThing. When set to 12V outlet 5 or 6 will power the 4-button Line6 modeling pedal like e.g. the DL4. If you don’t have any high current pedals but many of the standard 9V low current ones, you can power up to 6 pedals of outlets 5 and 6 by using the Split Flex or the 3-way daisy chain.

The two isolated DC sections comprising of outlets 1-4 and providing 100mA each are able to power your low current 9V pedals. If you have more than four you can use the Split Flex or 3-way daisy chain.

Having two isolated sections with 9 and 12V available you also have the possibility of powering an 18 or 24V pedal using a Stack Flex or Series adapter Flex followed by a standard Flex cable. One of the four outlets must be left not used then. For low current 18 or 24V pedals you should consider using CIOKS Booster Flex where the high voltage pedal can be powered using only one 9 or 12V outlet.

Courtesy AC mains outlet and link feature
This power supply, like the other from CIOKS link range, features a courtesy AC mains outlet. The unique position of the courtesy outlet and the AC mains input allows you to link two or more units together by means of an adapter. In this way you can power two or three power supplies just with one single mains power cord. You can combine different power supplies to obtain a custom power bank matching your specific needs. The courtesy AC mains outlet can of course be used for other purposes than linking products from CIOKS link range. The last unit in the chain will always have the courtesy outlet free to your disposition. Have a look at CIOKS universal mains adapter as a nice accessory to be used with this mains AC outlet.

Outlet 1-2: 9 or 12V DC / 100mA
Outlet 3-4: 9 or 12V DC / 100mA
Outlet 5-6: 9 or 12V DC / 400mA each

Size: 130x88x39mm (excl. detachable rubber feet)
Weight: 1,0kg

Warranty period: 5 years worldwide

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BJ    CIOKS Big John link – Power supply for effect pedals with 6 outlets

Mounting CIOKS Eventide PowerFactor 2 or another CIOKS Link power supply under a Templeboard

This is a step-by-step guide on how to mount CIOKS Eventide PowerFactor 2 power supply or any other Link unit from CIOKS under a Temple Audio pedalboard. The considerations and way of mounting is the same with CIOKS Big John link.


CIOKS Universal Mains Adapter - MAda

This video shows how to mount and use CIOKS universal mains adapter. This adapter converts the IEC C13 courtesy AC mains outlet of a Link power supply into a wall outlet style socket of EU, US, or UK type for use below the pedalboard and another one avaliable from the top of the pedalboard of EU and US type. Very useful accessory if you run short of outlets and would like to use one or two of your pedal’s original adapters. Very useful accessory if you run short of outlets and would like to use one or two of your pedal’s original adapters.