Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

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KikoInLA
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Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by KikoInLA » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:43 pm

I'm about to build a new board using the PX-8+ and Dingbat board, but I'm trying to decide on what power supply to use. My biggest concern will be powering a Line 6 Helix HX (Effects only version of Helix). Is there a Voodoo Lab product that can do this? I believe that power supply is 500ma at 9V. At least that's that the only spec I could find. But I'm wondering if it's just using that power supply because it exists and is actually lower (I really hoping it's lower). Any help would be fantastic!

Rez
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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by Rez » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Either one of these supplies:

Pedal Power 4 x 4
Pedal Power MONDO

could be used but with also a custom cable available from Voodoo Lab (to order email inquiry to info@voodoolab.com or call 707 545-0600).

To power your HX Effects use two 9VDC high current capacity (400mA) outputs and a custom cable (current doubler with 2.5mm output barrel, standard polarity).


Or, if using Pedal Power 2 Plus, power it from the AC courtesy outlet with its adapter/wall-wart.

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Ben Resnick
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KikoInLA
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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by KikoInLA » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Thanks for the info!!!

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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by Rez » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:09 am

;)
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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by bmartee913 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:25 pm

I'm assuming you could also use the courtesy plug on the Mondo to power the HX as well, right?

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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by Rez » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:13 pm

Absolutely, yes it's fine to power from the AC courtesy outlet with its adapter/wall-wart.

Cheers!
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Chris in MD
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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by Chris in MD » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:27 am

What about a PP2+ using two of the high current outputs?
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Re: Can I power a Line 6 Helix HX with Voodoo Lab?

Post by Rez » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:02 am

No, as outputs 5 and 6 are 250mA capacity each, combining them as such will not suffice to power the HX (two 400mA outputs are necessary).

However, you can certainly power it from the Pedal Power 2 Plus AC courtesy outlet with its adapter!
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