Power supply 5x2.1 or 5.5x2.5?

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by Annonnymous, Dec 2, 2019.

Which one should I use

  1. 5 x 2.1 (inner diameter fits)

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  2. 5.5 x 2.5 (outer diameter fits)

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  3. None of them, you're crazy, go buy yourself a legit power supply

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  1. Annonnymous

    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    Hello, guys!
    As I couldn't find the exact supply type my NUX Od-3 uses, I bought a universal 9v 600mA DC power supply. It has a few jacks, and both 5x2.1 and 5.5x2.5 seem to work fine. I found on the internet afterwards that most power supplies are 5.5x2.1, a jack that I don't have.
    I returned to the shop and the guy that works there (they sell electronics where I bought that supply from) told me that it won't be a problem if the inner diameter fits.
    What do you think?
     
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    ZeroS1gnol SS.org Regular

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    Just order something like a Truetone 1spot adapter. Its 1700mA, so you can hook a couple of pedals to it, without degrading your sound.
     
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    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    That thing costs as much as my guitars basically. I'm broke af. And I use only one pedal, that Nux I mentioned above. I don't need it.
     
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    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    That truetone 1 spot is only $20
     
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    if you're going to use more than one pedal save money and buy a used iso5 or something. if you're only going to use 1 pedal just get a 9 volt power adapter plug. the 1spots are notoriously shoddy and you get what you pay for. some pedals are sensitive to power irregularities and will cook themselves on a 1 spot.
     
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    Annonnymous SS.org Regular

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    My mistake then. What I looked at was something costing around 200 euro. It was TrueTone but maybe not the same model.
    I'll buy a power supply when I have money to spend, but for now, the power supply works excellent. The only problem I experienced was it was easy to unplug it so I gotta be careful or just tape it to the Nux.
     

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