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    Default Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Hey guys,

    So I posted a thread about getting a pedal train, and it sunk like a rock, but I still wanted to post this. I know there are a few tutorial videos on how to do this very verys simple instalation, but I still donít see any harm in posting it here, for future young forum members who might be looking for answers.

    Firstly, you will have to attach the brackets to the sides of your Voodoo Labs PPII+ power supply. To do this, simply unscrew 2 screws on the side of the power supply, and put that back into place, over the mounting bracket, mounting them into place. Do so on both sides (1 side at a time), keeping them even. A good way to assure they are even is to keep the far side of the bracket flush with the end of the power supply. This assumres proper room to fit, and a mesurement free positioning.





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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Secondly, we must position the power supply in place, in order to drill the pilot holes, and mount it to the board. Before marking, afix 2 pieces of masking tape on the board, where you will mark the location of the holes. This insures you can clearly see your marks, but also insures that there are no scratches on the board when you adjust the final location of the power supply, and when you will drill, should you slip. The power supply simply sits in place : at the perfect depth for the brakets to touch the mounting surfaces.
    Making sure that the outlet port is aligned with the hole at the back of the board is critical. When all is in place, simply mark the spots where you want to drill.
    Then, using a 1/8 drill bit, carefully drill the holes into the board. The holes should be clean. If drilled properly, afixing the power supply should be no problem. Clear any debree.






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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    All that remains is now to take the included screws and install your power supply. If everything was done with care, it should line up just right, and the screws should go in smoothly. When you are done, you willl be able to see the logo on top of the power supply through the pedalboard. Clean off any dust or particals that could be left, and wire up your board.





    Itís now time to populate and wire up your board! Enjoy.
    Like I mentioned, a fairly simple instalation process, but if it can help 1 person looking for information online, Iíll be happy. It might also satisfy your curiosity if you wanted to know how the power supply fits under the pedaltrain.
    Peace,
    Phil

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Nice. Now I just need to figure out how to mount my Boss ME-70 to my Furman pedal board. Anyone have a tutorial for that?

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Great tutorial!

    Also, you and I have the same board I think: PT2 with hard case?

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Quote Originally Posted by ratherdashing View Post
    Great tutorial!

    Also, you and I have the same board I think: PT2 with hard case?

    Thanks man. Really simple, but I figured I might as well take a few pics while doing it.

    Yeah, PT2 with hard case. The BEST bang for buck pedal board out there. Period.

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Quote Originally Posted by phil_104 View Post
    Thanks man. Really simple, but I figured I might as well take a few pics while doing it.

    Yeah, PT2 with hard case. The BEST bang for buck pedal board out there. Period.
    Totally. I practically stole mine. I got it for an Echo Park and $80.

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Nice job!
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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Looks nice and clean. Did those brackets come with the Pedal Train?

    If nothing else, this thread reminded me that there's dip switches on the bottom of my PPII. I forgot about those.
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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    Looks nice and clean. Did those brackets come with the Pedal Train?

    If nothing else, this thread reminded me that there's dip switches on the bottom of my PPII. I forgot about those.
    The brackets are included with all new Pedal trains, excluding the mini version, or course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    Looks nice and clean. Did those brackets come with the Pedal Train?

    If nothing else, this thread reminded me that there's dip switches on the bottom of my PPII. I forgot about those.
    What do they do?

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    This is the explanation from the manual, from many parts. Surely someone can give a better explanation. I've never had to use them....

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    On the bottom of the Pedal Power is an 8 position DIP switch with
    switches numbered 1-8. These switches correspond to outputs 1-8
    and select the output voltage. Normally, the switches should all be
    in the NORMAL position for 9 volt operation.

    There are two types of Boss pedals. These are identified by the type
    of power supply specified, either PSA or ACA. Almost all Boss
    pedals specify the PSA type adapter and operate at 9V like most
    other pedals. Boss pedals which specify the ACA type adapter
    operate at a higher voltage. When powering Boss pedals that require
    ACA adapters you must use outputs 1-4 only and switch the
    corresponding voltage selector DIP switch away from NORMAL.
    Boss Twin pedals, like the DD-20, have a higher current require-
    ment and will operate from outputs 5 and 6 only. Leave the
    corresponding switch in the NORMAL position.

    A device which can be powered by a single 9V battery will require
    less than 70mA and can be powered by any output with the corre-
    sponding switch set to NORMAL.
    The only thing you can determine from the current rating of the
    supplied power adapter is that the effect will draw less than the
    specified value. For example, if the adapter is rated for 600mA,
    you know that your effect requires less than 600mA. You donít
    know how much less.

    Unregulated power adapters are rarely run at their full capacity,
    which means that their actual voltage will typically be 20-30%
    higher than their rated voltage. A 9VDC unregulated adapter will
    usually be closer to 12VDC. If the effect doesnít run from a battery,
    it probably requires more than 100mA and should be operated from
    output 5 or 6 with the switch away from NORMAL.
    You can identify a switch-mode power adapter because they are very
    light weight, usually specify a wide input voltage (90-250VAC),
    and output DC only. They are inherently regulated so that if the
    output says 9VDC, you should run the effect at that same voltage.

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    ... that's a really long way of saying "it raises the voltage a bit".

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    Default Re: Tutorial : Mounting a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 + onto a Pedal Train Board

    Quote Originally Posted by ratherdashing View Post
    ... that's a really long way of saying "it raises the voltage a bit".
    ...just like this thread is a really long way of saying ''you bolt it under the frame''.

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