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August 09, 2010

Pedal Juice Review

Sanyo has created a unit called Pedal Juice, and it is a rechargeable power source for 9 volts guitar or bass effects pedals. It can also power multi-effects units.

It looks very nice too - reminds me of the Apple style of design. Not surprisingly therefore, it's white.

How it works? You use the included AC adaptor to charge the battery unit. After 3.5 hours, you can power a small pedal board of two pedals or more pedals, or a multi-FX unit plus another pedal. Depending on the units being powered, the battery lasts for up to 50 hours.

You can daisy-chain quite a few pedals before you run into power issues - really a lot of juice in this thing!

The Sanyo Pedal Juice is quite small - just a tad smaller than a Boss pedal. Two 9V DC cables are included, as well as polarity conversion cable. The Pedal Juice can power a 10mA effects pedal for up to 50 hours, or a 100mA pedal board for up to 27 hours.

There is an ON/OFF power switch which allows the you to easily turn the power of all connected devices ON or OFF at once. This is a handy feature, since some effect units don't have on/off switches.

Low and behold - it is also water and shock resistant. It certainly is build to withstand a lot of abuse for gigging musicians.

I have tested the Pedal Juice on some of my pedals, and it works very well. It is definitely very quiet, and the battery lasts a loooooong time. This is a clever idea, and it works beautifully. I have had many experiences over the years with noise and hiss when using adapters with my pedals. This just doesn't happen with the Pedal Juice.

I am highly impressed by the Pedal Juice, and definitely recommend it.

Get a Pedal Juice

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Pedal Juice

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on August 09, 2010

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