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Alternative to Synthrotek Power Pak?
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four_corners
Anyone have any suggestions for a module like the Synthrotek Power Pak?

https://store.synthrotek.com/Power-Pak-PCB-and-Panel_p_665.html


Like many others, I have some moral issues with the Synthrotek owner, so I'd rather not support his company, but I really cannot find another Eurorack module that has usb, 5v, 9v, and 12v outputs like this one (preassembled or DIY).

I know most people would say "why put extra strain on your power supply", but I have a Trogotronic m15 supply that pulls 10 Amps for my 6u 104hp so I'm not too worried.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
helix
What's the moral issue? Is there a link to something? What's happened?
Arneb
helix wrote:
What's the moral issue? Is there a link to something? What's happened?

Not quite sure whether "moral" is the right term, but the owner appears to be a bit of an asshole: https://www.reddit.com/r/synthesizers/comments/76zb1l/synthrotek_makes _rape_jokes_on_social_media/
four_corners
I meant moral as in, I find it difficult to support a business run by a misogynistic/racist/homophobic person.

Anyway! Any suggestions for an alternate module?
Arneb
Well, there's the Befaco PowSkiff, but I'm unsure from the description whether it can be used as a pure output. Best to ask Befaco directly, I suppose.
Shledge
Wouldn't any panel-based PSU do?

I've had good luck with Konstant Lab - they do panel mount versions of their PSU with USB out.
https://www.konstantlab.audio/shop/strongpwr-powerful-power-module/
Summa
would something like this work for your needs?

https://www.modulargrid.net/e/synthwerks-lamp-3

Arneb
Shledge wrote:
Wouldn't any panel-based PSU do?

I've had good luck with Konstant Lab - they do panel mount versions of their PSU with USB out.
https://www.konstantlab.audio/shop/strongpwr-powerful-power-module/

I don't know whether your average panel-mount PSU can function as a pure output? OP needs a power output; they've already got a power supply, one of those huge-ass Trogotronic ones, and want to power stuff outside of the rack with it.

In any case, USB outs are reasonably easy to find, but OP asked for 9V, which suggests pedals - those won't work with USB.
kinkycables
seriously, fuck synthrotek.

but I think the befaco is what you're looking for if you need usb and 9v for pedals.

I've never used them, but they do make usb-9v cables/adapters. Might also be a solution to pair w/ a usb out panel
helix
four_corners wrote:
I meant moral as in, I find it difficult to support a business run by a misogynistic/racist/homophobic person.

Anyway! Any suggestions for an alternate module?


Yep fair enough, i don't know who the person is in the picture, but i stand behind your reasons for sure!
Arneb
helix wrote:
four_corners wrote:
I meant moral as in, I find it difficult to support a business run by a misogynistic/racist/homophobic person.

Anyway! Any suggestions for an alternate module?


Yep fair enough, i don't know who the person is in the picture, but i stand behind your reasons for sure!

Harvey fucking Weinstein.

(No, I'm not really getting the joke either.)
BlinkyLights
Gross.

I wish I'd known all of this before buying rails from this MFer.

Ugh.

Live and learn, I guess. I'll never spend another cent with that kook.
shoottofill
BlinkyLights wrote:
Gross.

I wish I'd known all of this before buying rails from this MFer.

Ugh.

Live and learn, I guess. I'll never spend another cent with that kook.


IF there is something synthrotek i want i wait for it to show up used so he doesn't get any of the money from it. IT may be a long wait for a power pak to show up used though.
four_corners
shoottofill wrote:
BlinkyLights wrote:
Gross.

I wish I'd known all of this before buying rails from this MFer.

Ugh.

Live and learn, I guess. I'll never spend another cent with that kook.


IF there is something synthrotek i want i wait for it to show up used so he doesn't get any of the money from it. IT may be a long wait for a power pak to show up used though.


Ah thats a good idea. I'm not crazy in need of the power pak, it is more something that would be nice to have, so I'll keep my eyes peeled. Thanks.
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