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Post by werock » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:12 am

New Paia 97xx modules (copied from http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=195)

9748 Balanced Modulator
+16 -13

9744 CV Source
+7 -7

9753 Envelope Follower
+10 -13

9756 Linear to Exponential Converter
+11 -14

9745 Mixer
+11 -13

9751 Noise Source
+12 -13

9754 Preamp
+10 -13

9752 Sample and Hold
+21 -33

9741 Dual VCA
+26 -26

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Post by Parallel Worlds » Thu May 27, 2010 5:19 am

Intellijel uStep: about 60 mA's

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Post by valis » Thu May 27, 2010 12:56 pm

Perhaps this is all stuff that should go in the wiki?

PAiA 2720 Modular Series Synthesizer:
2720-2 (VCO): +/-9v @25ma
2720-5 (Control Osc.): 18v @ 1.75ma
2720-9 (Glide) +/-9v @1.5 (each)
2720-11 (Env. Follower): +9v @6.5ma, -9v @ 7.5ma
Keyboard +9v@ 1.5ma. -9v @3ma, 18v @ 1ma

- If anybody needs any of the other 2720 series modules measured, let me know. I'm going to get around to doing the modules (that I have) that aren't listed at some point..


PAiA 4700 Series Modular Synthesizer:
4710: +18v @10ma, +9v @ 1.5ma, -9v @7ma
4711: +/-9v @ 4ma
4712: +/-9v @ 3.5ma
4720: 9v @ 20ma
4730: +9v @ 15ma, -9v @25ma
4740: +18v @ 17ma
4750: 18v @ 1.75ma
4760: +18v @ 50ma, +/-9v @ 1ma
4762: +/-9v @ 25ma, 18v @ 25ma*
4770: (Watt Block): 117v 50/60khz, +/-9v @100ma or 18v @100ma
4780: +18v @50ma, +/-9v @1ma


* Includes 2720-8 and 2720-9 circuitry.
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Post by Babaluma » Thu May 27, 2010 8:54 pm

I'm still looking for the current draw of the CGS ASR, if anyone has any figures? Fuck, I have a DMM, anyone wanna tell me how to measure it myself?

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Post by valis » Thu May 27, 2010 10:25 pm

Babaluma wrote:I'm still looking for the current draw of the CGS ASR, if anyone has any figures? Fuck, I have a DMM, anyone wanna tell me how to measure it myself?
Greetings!

Step 1: Set your DMM to measure amps. Measure your PSU without the ASR plugged in (put the black prong from your DMM to ground and put the red to the plus or negative voltage).

Step 2: Plug your ASR in and measure again. The difference will be the current draw of the ASR..

Babaluma

Post by Babaluma » Thu May 27, 2010 10:44 pm

thanks so much valis, i might well have to give that a go later!

does anyone know if the ground, plus and minus terminals are clearly labelled on the blacet ps500?

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Post by Adam-V » Thu May 27, 2010 11:35 pm

From memory I think it is clearly labelled on the board.

If not, the power lead of existing modules will tell you:

Red = +15V
Black = 0V
White = -15V

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Post by haricots » Fri May 28, 2010 10:03 am

I'm looking for the value of the following:

stg 3xvca (essentially the same as the .com version)
stg buff mult (essentially a .bam but made for 5u)
cgs utility lfo
fonitronik sequential switch
fonitronik ps3100 resonator
yu s/h noise

Anyone have these handy?

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Post by VinceL » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:27 pm

I've searched through Muffwiggler, Lunar Experience, and Noisebug websites and cannot find any info on the current draw for the various Moon Modular modules.

Anybody have this info? :help:

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Post by Low-Gain » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:36 pm

Question regarding all these current draw ratings for modules...

Are these listed from factory specs or are they what you guys have actually used a DMM and measured yourselves? I have found what the factory specs is sometimes different from reality.

That being said. I think both + & - Rails should be listed, and the +5 Rail if it's used.

And it should also be noted that i assume the readings are w/ the module at "idle". meaning, simply powered up w/ nothing patched.

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Post by zerosum » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:09 am

METASONIX:

R-51: 150 MA
R-52: 150 MA
R-53: 200 MA
R-54: 250 MA

Warning: tubes require about 2.5 times these values when powering up cold. Power supply must be capable of handling this transient capacity on power-up. Most Euro cabinets use analog power supplies that might or might not be able to produce this transient current. The Doepfer 1.2 amp supply will run up to five R-5x modules. We recommend upgrading the power supplies in Modular World and early Monorocket cabinets for more capacity. Switching supplies are not able to produce transient current above their rated current outputs--anyone using switching supplies should choose a supply rated for the transient current only.

R-60: 100 mA at +5, 10 mA at +-12 or +-15v.

(Courtesy of Eric at Metasonix)

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Post by MrDys » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:54 am

Flame Tame Machine: 180ma
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Post by automaton » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:41 pm

Still no lead on the draw of the Livewire AFG?
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Post by patchdub » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:43 pm

hi. anybody know the ma for these...

Klee
Jurgen Haible Triple Chorus
Ian Fritz EG
YuSynth Diode Ladder VCF
CGS Dual Utility LFO

many thanks!
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Post by Adam-V » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:50 pm

Just measured this one for someone else, thought it might help others.

Voxglitch Digital Effects draws +112mA/-5mA

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Post by dude » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:15 pm

it seems like the zeroscillator wasn't established but i just read that it was +150ma /-100ma

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Post by Oldstench » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:16 pm

Can someone give me a hand figuring out how to use a digital multimeter to test current draw from my modules? My Google-fu seems weak as I can't really find anything except for testing car parts.
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Post by dude » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:03 pm

i was interested in this for a while till i had plans for a giant power supply. i think somebody was talking about measuring from pins/terminals on the power supply. touch black probe to ground and red to either + or - depending on which you are measuring. amperage measuring mode (?). then you would plug in module by module measuring how the available amps decreases. the amount of decrease would be your ma power draw per rail. i have never done this. just guessing based on what i think i remember reading/hearing a while back. i doubt it would hurt to try to measure stuff though. i just busted out the meter to test power on a pcb for the first time and lo and behold it worked as expected. try it out see what happens.

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Post by KNYST » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:41 am

Livewire Dual Bissell Generator: 45mA

4ms Rotating Clock Divider: about 60mA
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MacBeth X-Series Amperage Anyone?

Post by SpittingLama » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:02 am

I'm a newbie here. I searched. Honest. And I've bugged Ken enough the last couple days. Knowing x-series current requirements would be great public knowledge anyway. (I have 2 single oscillators and a Backend. They are fabulous.)

Thanks, Wigglers for any light you can shed.

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Post by Adam-V » Mon May 02, 2011 5:31 am

Livewire AFG draws 110mA on each rail (measured during various conditions).

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Post by rtopia » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:00 pm

automaton wrote:Still no lead on the draw of the Livewire AFG?
AFG (both cables attached): 120ma
Dalek Modulator: 70ma
Dual Cyclotron: 50ma
Dual Bissell Generator: 20ma
Frequensteiner: 20ma
Vulcan Modulator: 70ma

EDIT: Just saw Adam V's reply - 110ma is acceptable for an unofficial rating (I'm obligated to err on the high side for now)

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Post by anti_climacus » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:41 am

Analogue Solutions BD99 10ma@5V
Analogue Solutions VCO2 20ma@12ma

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Post by milkyjoe » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:44 pm

I tried meassuring current usage of some modules by following directions in this thread, and it does not seem to work. I am using a doepfer P9 case (A-100 PSU2).

I am measuring by connecting DMM (set to measure current) to ground and +/- 12 on the busboard and it does not seem to change no matter how many modules are plugged in ! ??

What am i doing wrong here ??

Am i not connecting to the right spot ?

Also, when i test the +12 part, the modules seem to turn off . Did i screw something up here ?

Any help would be much appreciated.

I've tried contacting Ken Macbeth multiple times about current usage of the euro x-series dual osc and backend filter, but he says he can't measure them because he does not own either of those modules !

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Post by milkyjoe » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:37 pm

Hmm, are my questions too stupid or something ?
I feel like no one ever wants to help me out here. I get a negative vibe from this forum.......
Why is that ?

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