Diy power cable for Chimera synthesis BC16

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Diy power cable for Chimera synthesis BC16

Post by GLDN » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:06 am

Hi,
I've built myself a power/midi cable to use with my bc16 and i'm concerned about using it with other gear. basically, I've soldered a 9v power supply to the pin 1 and 3 of a midi cable and I want to use it with an Y midi cable (2 female to 1 male).

It looks like this :


PSUl /-- midi data
......l /
......l
.....BC16

I'm afraid that the current will be mirrored back to the device sending midi info. Am I right to think this? I just want to be sure I wont fry anything before using it with my sequencer.

Thanks!

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Post by fonik » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:38 am

if i understood you correct you have a MIDI y-cable and you wanted to connect one end to the MIDI sending device, one end to the MIDI receiving device and one and to you PSU?
according to the MIDI standard pins 1 & 3 are unconnected, on both the sending and the receiving unit. so you are fine, or did i get you wrong?
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Post by GLDN » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:36 pm

Yes, this is exactly what I meant.
on the bc16 the pin 1 and 3 are used to power the unit.
I was worried that these pins might be used for something else on other equipment and that it might damage the equipment if i sent current in it.

English isnt my first language, sorry for the poor writing :) .


Thanks for your anwser.

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Post by fonik » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:23 pm

so again: according to the MIDI standard pins 1 & 3 are not used and left unconnected. i would not doubt that any professional gear follows this standard, however if you wanted to be 100% sure, open the case, i mean...
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