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Pics of Dingbat/Mondo/PX-8 Plus power and patch cable runs

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:11 pm
by eharding
Hello,

Just got the combo above. I thought I read somewhere about not running your power lines parallel to your patch cables.

Would someone with the same combination post some pictures of how you ran all your power cables and patch cables under the board?

Thanks!

Re: Pics of Dingbat/Mondo/PX-8 Plus power and patch cable runs

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:54 pm
by JohnClark
It isn't actually necessary to isolate DC power cables from audio cables at all. You can run DC cables and audio cables bundled in the same group if you need to and there should be no real chance of noise coupling between them.

However, I see in my board builds that the cables are often not bundled together simply because they don't necessarily follow the same path for very long.

Here is a PX board I built that we use at trade shows and such.
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I hope that helps!

Re: Pics of Dingbat/Mondo/PX-8 Plus power and patch cable runs

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:16 pm
by eharding
Thanks John,

I appreciate the reply and info and the pics sure do help.

I just realized only straight plugs will connect to the PX-8 correct? Right Angle plugs cannot due to the lack of space?

I ask because I was about to build some solderless Lava Cables and realized all my plugs are Right Angle.

Thanks,

Re: Pics of Dingbat/Mondo/PX-8 Plus power and patch cable runs

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:03 am
by JohnClark
You can use Right Angle connectors if they are small enough to fit side by side. I've done it with George L's and Lava versions but it isn't really necessary since there is tons of room for the Straight Connectors.

On this board the cable runs to each pedal were shorter with the Straight Connectors. I've also found it easier to swap out a pair of cables whenever I change a pedal if the cables aren't all bundled up into a single path. ;)