3 September 2018 at 18 h 59 min #1499
I am building a pedal board and looking for a product – similar to the Truetone 1 Spot – to power my Bim, Bam, and Boum units. It has been challenging finding a dedicated 15v power source. Can anyone provide recommendations?
Charlie10 March 2019 at 16 h 01 min #1718
I’m building a similar setup but with just one OTO effect in it. I found that the CIOKS AC10 has a 600mA 15V output.
Is 600mA enough for the BIM/BAM/BOUM?18 March 2019 at 18 h 10 min #1726MrPianodonParticipant
I am looking for the same thing and have not been successful finding. Hoping someone has a solution for this.19 March 2019 at 5 h 45 min #1727
Yes, I have been working on a solution for this with teams from both CIOKS and OTO and can share where I am at with what I have discovered.
The Bim, Bam and Boum need 15V, .5 Amp (500mA), center positive requirements. The power supply that comes with the machines give you 1 Amp (which is essentially twice the amount of amperage you actually need to power the unit properly).
“If you want to be 100% sure for reliability you need a #8800 parallel adapter flex for each followed by a #2050 or #2030 standard red type 2 flex. So you’ll need three of each. One #2050 is included with DC7. Both outlets used for one OTO must be set to 15V.You’ll need 2×3 outlets for 3 OTOs.
But another approach would be to measure the current draw to verify that 500mA figure which could be lower than the stated by OTO. Our DC7 outlets are rated for 400mA at 15V with some headroom. If you stay below and the red LED indicator is ON you are good with a single outlet per OTO. You still need 3x red type 2 Flex cables but will not need the #8800 parallel adapter. I would buy them and test both ways of powering these OTOs even if you have no possibilities of measuring them.”
I am ordering the DC7 and the additional adapters this week, and will let you all know what I find.
Also, I found this video by CIOKS very helpful in understanding the need for more amperage:
@samulj Yes, you will be ok with 600mA19 March 2019 at 6 h 12 min #1728
Thanks for the info!19 March 2019 at 6 h 12 min #1729
Thanks for the info!6 January 2020 at 21 h 28 min #1903sixwaxParticipant
What was the conclusion here?
Is 400mA enough to run the OTO pedals in real life (i.e. a single 15V out of the CIOKS DC7)…?
Or does it require 2/both ports to cover the current needs?
Just wanted to see if someone tested or actually measured the current draw before I cut open a pedal power adapter cable. :)
Thanks!6 January 2020 at 23 h 04 min #1904
Sorry for not following up. I tested each OTO pedal (Bim, Bam and Boum) through the DC7. In summary — and to be 100% safe — they require 2 15V ports for each pedal.
I say “safe” because the Bim and Bam both worked with only using one port.. But every once in a while, they would start to max it out. The Boum absolutely needs 2 ports. I have been running each of the pedals on two ports and have not had a single issue.
Charlie8 January 2020 at 6 h 18 min #1905sixwaxParticipant
Thanks for the reply –Very helpful!
Happy mangling!8 January 2020 at 16 h 28 min #1906
This image shows the Boum not getting enough power through 1 port.
This image shows the Boum getting enough power through 2 ports.
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