EHX 16 Second Delay reissue power question

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EHX 16 Second Delay reissue power question

Post by ketem13 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:26 am

I've got a second-hand EHX 16 Sec delay pedal but I bought it without power supply.

The power supply I have is 9v 600 mA output.
Any idea if I can use it with the delay above?

Can I also split the power supply mention to use together with Red Panda particle delay?
Or is better that each pedal have it's own power supply ?

Many thanks

JohnLRice

Post by JohnLRice » Tue May 14, 2019 10:47 am

From this page is says it needs a 9VDC 500 mA center positive supply:


Also look at this thread on their forum, you may be able to write to them and get a manual? :tu:
https://www.ehx.com/forums/viewthread/2639/P1

I don't think a 600 mA supply wouldn't run both pedals at the same time very well since the Red Panda wants 250 mA.

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Post by ketem13 » Tue May 14, 2019 11:45 am

JohnLRice wrote:From this page is says it needs a 9VDC 500 mA center positive supply:


Also look at this thread on their forum, you may be able to write to them and get a manual? :tu:
https://www.ehx.com/forums/viewthread/2639/P1

I don't think a 600 mA supply wouldn't run both pedals at the same time very well since the Red Panda wants 250 mA.
Thanks! useful links here!

Edit: how can I know if my power supply is center positive ?

It seems I can run the 16 sec delay pedal with 600ma but cannot run both the 16 sec delay and the red panda.
I will purchase another power supply for it.

JohnLRice

Post by JohnLRice » Tue May 14, 2019 1:14 pm

ketem13 wrote: how can I know if my power supply is center positive ?
It should be indicated on the supply, and also the pedal should show what polarity it expects, although sometimes manufacturers don't print it on the pedal. :mad:

There is a little graphic symbol that is used to indicate the polarity:
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If your pedal needs a polarity that is the opposite of what your power supply is you can get a little adapter to flip the polarity:
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Post by ketem13 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm

It's clear now :)
many thanks!

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Post by jorg » Tue May 14, 2019 2:46 pm

Normally guitar pedals run on a center NEGATIVE power supply; it sounds like your delay is an oddball, so don't use a normal pedal supply on it!

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Post by Minimoog56 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:52 pm

EHX sells OEM replacement wall warts. Don’t monkey around. Send them an email, tell em what you have and get the right power supply. I love my reissue 16 second delay and use it with my easel a la Cohen. Take care of it.
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Post by ketem13 » Tue May 21, 2019 12:37 am

This one I found next to my home should be fine
output 9v dc 1000 mA center positive


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Post by ketem13 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:53 am

I just got it and from the few hours I play with I'm already in love :love:

One issue I have is that the sliders are really stiff to move. I guess originally it should be smooth isn't it ?

Any idea what can I do in order to soften it ?

Thanks

JohnLRice

Post by JohnLRice » Wed May 22, 2019 9:31 am

ketem13 wrote:One issue I have is that the sliders are really stiff to move. I guess originally it should be smooth isn't it ?

Any idea what can I do in order to soften it ?
I've never had that particular device so I can't say how it should feel or what the best way to improve the feel would be. You should write the company for maintenance advice but my first thought would be to try some Caig fader lube:
https://caig.com/fader-f-series/

https://system.na3.netsuite.com/core/me ... a&_xt=.pdf

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Post by ketem13 » Thu May 23, 2019 12:51 pm

JohnLRice wrote:
ketem13 wrote:One issue I have is that the sliders are really stiff to move. I guess originally it should be smooth isn't it ?

Any idea what can I do in order to soften it ?
I've never had that particular device so I can't say how it should feel or what the best way to improve the feel would be. You should write the company for maintenance advice but my first thought would be to try some Caig fader lube:
https://caig.com/fader-f-series/

https://system.na3.netsuite.com/core/me ... a&_xt=.pdf
Thank you!

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Post by Fallen_lassen » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:48 am

I bought it new around the year 2000?
The faders were never smooth. But with use they get a little smoother

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