simple question about linear power

General discussion and tech talk about the industry standard Pedal Power line of power supplies.
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simple question about linear power

Post by UserI9 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:41 pm

Hi, been trying to get to what constitutes a fully linear power supply.

I don't have many pedals to power so I'm looking at the VL Iso-5, which has it's method of operation stated as " Linear regulation and toroidal transformer for lowest possible noise"

Does that mean fully Linear, completely non-switching?
In the mountains of hype out there on the net, on various ps units, there is a lot of blurb about toroid-regulated or similar, which I take to mean switching with inductors for smoothing or something.

Anyway: VL seems to stake it's claim on pure Linear, and I just wanted someone to confirm that the Iso-5 unit is that, before purchase.
Oh, and if it isn't, which of the VL power units is the smallest/ fewest outputs-- that IS purely linear?
Thanks very much for any clarification.

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Re: simple question about linear power

Post by Rez » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:45 pm

Yes, Pedal Power ISO-5 is "purely" linear (it's not switch-mode) and so are: Pedal Power 2 Plus, Pedal Power 4 x 4, Pedal Power Digital and Pedal Power Mondo.

Ben Resnick
Voodoo Lab - Tech Support

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