More Pussy power – Cioks Pussy power

An additional experience with the Cioks Pussy power supply

This summer I was invited to come to Canada and play with the great saxophone player Walle Larsson and his band. Since I had to travel overseas I had to resize my pedalboard and make some serious decisions about what to bring and what to leave at home.

Overseas travels and power supplies

Since I’ve been into racks for years I haven’t traveled overseas with a pedalboard before. I’ve heard from several friends that the solution often is batteries to avoid troubles with hum, but since I wanted to bring pedals that needed more power than 9 volts I had to find the a good solution. The solution wasn’t that far away … I looked at my big board, flipped it upside down and looked at my Pussy power supply … it took about five seconds to find the switch that made it possible to work with 120 V main voltage as well. It had all I needed for my new board – isolated sections, 9-15 volts, some of the sections with 400mA and a weight about one kilo … all I needed. (Actually it can deliver up to 24v if you need that!). A few minutes after I started mounting the Pussy power at my new and smaller board. I put some extra power chords in my suitcase, since I would receive the last pedals at my hotel in Canada and headed for the airport … ok, I did this some days in advance of my flight … I like to be organized 🙂

Here's a view of my new and smaller pedalboard flipped upside down
Here’s a view of my new and smaller pedalboard flipped upside down with the Cioks Pussy power mounted with Velcro and a “seat belt” for the plane trip

Powering up

When I arrived to my hotel the last pedals were waiting for me. On my way to the hotel I bought a US-power-plug and it took a few minuttes to fix the powercable and then I was ready to power everything up. I must admit I was a little nervous … I double checked that the switch was on 120v and plugged in … everything worked and again – just like when I put the Cioks Pussy power supply in my big board – no hum … nothing – I could enjoy my pedals and move ahead and play. Travelling overseas with a pedalboard can be that easy … nice 🙂

Cioks Pussy power
My new smaller pedalboard powered by the Cioks Pussy power

If you want to read my first post about the Cioks Pussy power, you can do that here – or if you want to read more detailed about all the technically stuff you can do that here

If you have any relevant experiences with power supplies I hope you will share them with me in the comments below – all the very best

Soren

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2 Replies to “More Pussy power – Cioks Pussy power”

  1. Great success story! It touches in a very important topic. So many people struggle with noise and hum because they underestimate the importance of a quality power supply. I think that mode education is needed so that people get more out of their gear with less frustration and more and better TONE!

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