HARDWIRE V-10
POWER BLOCK
PREMIUM ISOLATED POWER SUPPLY
OWNER’S MANUAL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Notice For Customers If Your Unit Is Equipped With A Power Cord.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE SHALL BE CONNECTED TO A MAINS SOCKET OUTLET
WITH A PROTECTIVE EARTHING CONNECTION.
The cores in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
CONDUCTOR
L
N
E
LIVE
NEUTRAL
EARTH GND
WIRE COLOR
Normal
Alt
BROWN
BLACK
BLUE
WHITE
GREEN/YEL
GREEN
WARNING: If the ground is defeated, certain fault conditions in the unit or in the
system to which it is connected can result in full line voltage between chassis and
As colours of the cores in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with earth ground. Severe injury or death can then result if the chassis and earth ground
are touched simultaneously.
the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
• The core which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal
in the plug marked with the letter E, or with the earth symbol, or coloured The following is indicative of low altitude use; do not use this
GREEN and YELLOW - Earth
BLUE - Neutral
BROWN - Live
green, or green and yellow.
• The core which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked N
or coloured black.
• The core which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
L or coloured red.
This equipment may require the use of a different line cord, attachment plug, or both,
depending on the available power source at installation. If the attachment plug needs
to be changed, refer servicing to qualified service personnel who should refer to the
following table. The green/yellow wire shall be connected directly to the units chassis.
product above 2000m.
CAUTION: Ensure vents on the V-10 are not blocked.
CAUTION: For Use with Audio/Video Equipment.
WARNING:
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WARNING FOR YOUR PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING:
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
HEED ALL WARNINGS
Use only with the cart stand, tripod bracket, or table specified by the manufacture, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.­
FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing liquid and no
object filled with liquid, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus
CLEAN ONLY WITH A DRY CLOTH.
FOR INDOOR USE ONLY.
Refer all servicing to to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
DO NOT BLOCK ANY OF THE VENTILATION OPENINGS. INSTALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
POWER ON/OFF SWITCH: For products provided with a power switch, the power switch DOES
NOT break the connection from the mains.
DO NOT INSTALL NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCES SUCH AS RADIATORS, HEAT REGISTERS, STOVES,
OR OTHER APPARATUS (INCLUDING AMPLIFIERS) THAT PRODUCE HEAT.
MAINS DISCONNECT: The plug shall remain readily operable. For rack-mount or installation
where plug is not accessible, an all-pole mains switch with a contact separation of at least 3
ONLY USE ATTACHMENTS/ACCESSORIES SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
mm in each pole shall be incorporated into the electrical installation of the rack or building.
UNPLUG THIS APPARATUS DURING LIGHTNING STORMS OR WHEN UNUSED FOR LONG FOR UNITS EQUIPPED WITH EXTERNALLY ACCESSIBLE FUSE RECEPTACLE: Replace fuse
PERIODS OF TIME.
with same type and rating only.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
MULTIPLE-INPUT VOLTAGE: This equipment may require the use of a different line cord,
attachment plug, or both, depending on the available power source at installation. Connect
this equipment only to the power source indicated on the equipment rear panel. To reduce
the risk of fire or electric shock, refer servicing to qualified service personnel or equivalent.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience If connected to 240V supply, a suitable CSA/UL certified power cord shall be used for this supply.
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
U.K. MAINS PLUG WARNING
A molded mains plug that has been cut off from
the cord is unsafe. Discard the mains plug at a
suitable disposal facility. NEVER UNDER ANY
The symbols shown above are internationally
accepted symbols that warn of potential hazards
with electrical products. The lightning flash with
arrowpoint in an equilateral triangle means that
there are dangerous voltages present within the
unit. The exclamation point in an equilateral
triangle indicates that it is necessary for the user
to refer to the owner’s manual.
These symbols warn that there are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not open the unit.
Do not attempt to service the unit yourself. Refer
all servicing to qualified personnel. Opening the
chassis for any reason will void the manufacturer’s
warranty. Do not get the unit wet. If liquid is spilled
on the unit, shut it off immediately and take it to
a dealer for service. Disconnect the unit during
storms to prevent damage.
CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU INSERT
A DAMAGED OR CUT MAINS PLUG
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and
the Product Specifications noted on the Declaration
of Conformity. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• this device may not cause harmful
interference, and
INTO A 13 AMP POWER SOCKET. Do not
• this device must accept any interference received,
use the mains plug without the fuse cover in place.
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Replacement fuse covers can be obtained from
your local retailer. Replacement fuses are 13 amps
and MUST be ASTA approved to BS1362.
Operation of this unit within significant
electromagnetic fields should be avoided.
• use only shielded interconnecting cables.
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a
separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with legislation that
requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the 25 member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used
electronic products free of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar
new one).
For Countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for a correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and
recycling and thus prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
DigiTech
8760 S. Sandy Parkway Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
With regard to Directive 2005/32/EC and EC Regulation
1275/2008 of 17 December 2008, this product is designed,
produced, and classified as Professional Audio Equipment
and thus is exempt from this Directive.
Product name:
Note: V10 Power Block
Product name may be suffixed by the letters-EU.
Product option:
None
Rex C. Reed
Director, Engineering
Signal Processing
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Date: April 24, 2013
declares that the product:
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 60065 -01 + Amd 2
EMC:
EN 55022:2006
EN 55024:1998
FCC Part 15
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements
of the:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EC
WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
European Contact:Your local DigiTech Audio Sales and Service
Office or
Harman Professional Inc.
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah
84070 USA
Ph: (801) 566-8800
Fax: (801) 568-7583
WARRANTY:
We at DigiTech® are very proud of our products and back-up each one we sell with the following warranty:
1. Please register online at www.digitech.com within ten days of purchase to validate this warranty. This warranty is valid
only in the United States.
2. DigiTech warrants this product, when purchased new from an authorized U.S. DigiTech dealer and used solely within
the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. This warranty is valid to
the original purchaser only and is non-transferable.
3. DigiTech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show evidence of
defect, provided the product is returned to DigiTech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION, where all parts and labor
will be covered up to a period of one year (this warranty is extended to a period of six years when the product has
been properly registered through our website). A Return Authorization number may be obtained from DigiTech by
telephone. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product’s use in any circuit
or assembly.
4. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of the consumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt must
be provided for any warranty service.
5. DigiTech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product
without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.
6. The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product’s main assembly is opened and tampered with by
anyone other than a certified DigiTech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range
suggested by the manufacturer.
7. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and DigiTech neither assumes nor authorizes any
person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall DigiTech or
its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty due to
causes beyond their control.
NOTE: The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some information contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product since this version of the manual was
completed. The information contained in this version of the owner’s manual supersedes all previous versions.
Table of Contents
Introduction�����������������������������������������������������������������������2
Features������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Included Items���������������������������������������������������������������������3
Description��������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Pedalboard Mounting����������������������������������������������������������8
About Negative & Positive Ground Effect Pedals����������������� 11
Getting Started������������������������������������������������������������������ 12
AC & DC Voltage������������������������������������������������������������������ 13
Power Plug Type & Size������������������������������������������������������� 14
Normal & Reversed Polarity����������������������������������������������� 16
Voltage Requirements��������������������������������������������������������� 18
Pedal Requirements Reference Table����������������������������������� 22
The 8-Position DIP Switch �������������������������������������������������� 24
Variable Voltage Trim Controls������������������������������������������ 26
Power Cables��������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
Specifications�������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the DigiTech® HardWire® V-10 Power Block. The V-10 Power
Block is a regulated, high current power supply providing 10 fully isolated, short-circuit
protected, low-noise outputs.
With a variety of voltages to choose from and an assortment of 17 included power
cables, the V-10 can power a wide array of pedals on even the most demanding
pedalboard designs.
The V-10 is right at home on virtually any pedalboard but was engineered to mount
under the popular Pedaltrain® PT-JR/PT-1/PT-2 pedalboards or the Pedaltrain PT-3/PT-PRO
pedalboards using their mounting bracket kit.
Providing ultra clean power to all your pedals, the V-10 is an essential addition for players
who know about sound quality and demand the utmost in performance.
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Features
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1200mA of Total Simultaneously Available Current
Regulated Power Supply
10 Fully Isolated, Short-Circuit Protected, Low-Noise Outputs
Supplies a Variety of Voltages Including: 9V, 12V, & Variable 5-9VDC
Mergable Outputs for Power-Hungry Pedals
Prevents Ground Loops & Hum
Shielded Toroidal Transformer for Ultra Quiet Operation
Includes 17 Right-Angle Power Cables for Most Common Pedal Types
Included Items
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HardWire V-10 Power Block Isolated Power Supply
Assortment of 17 Power Cables (see “Power Cables”)
Mounting/Drill Template for Pedaltrain PT-JR/PT-1/PT-2
Owner’s Manual
Online Warranty Registration Information Card
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Description
1 2
7
6
8
9
9V / 12V
9V / VAR
MERGE
10
9
5
150 mA
150 mA
150 mA
7
9
9V / VAR
12
5
12
150 mA
6
8
9 10 11
8
4
2
3
4
5
6
7
12
120V~60Hz
4
40 WATTS
1
00 mA
300 mA
9V / 12V
5
ON
V / 12V
3
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1. Power LED - This green LED illuminates when AC power is supplied to the
V-10.
2. DC Power Output Jacks 1-4 - These four outputs provide fixed 9VDC
power. The maximum allowable current draw on each of these outputs is
150mA (see “Specifications”).
3. DC Power Output Jacks 5-6 - These two outputs provide independently
selectable 9VDC or 12VDC power. These outputs are mergable, allowing
for connection of “power hungry” pedals which require more current. The
maximum allowable current draw on each of these outputs is 200mA
(unmerged). When merged, these outputs can provide a shared total of
400mA of available current (see “Specifications”). Note that even when these
outputs are merged, they can still be independently set to 9VDC or 12VDC.
4. Merge Status LED 5-6 - This yellow LED indicates the merge status of
outputs 5 and 6, illuminating when these outputs are merged.
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5. DC Power Output Jacks 7-8 - These two outputs provide independently
selectable 9VDC or 12VDC power. These outputs are mergable, allowing
for connection of “power hungry” pedals which require more current. The
maximum allowable current draw on each of these outputs is 150mA
(unmerged). When merged, these outputs can provide a shared total of
300mA of available current (see “Specifications”). Note that even when these
outputs are merged, they can still be independently set to 9VDC or 12 VDC.
6. Merge Status LED 7-8 - This yellow LED indicates the merge status of
outputs 7 and 8, illuminating when these outputs are merged.
7. DC Power Output Jacks 9-10 - These two outputs are independently
selectable and provide either fixed 9VDC power or variable 5-9VDC power.
The maximum allowable current draw on each of these outputs is 150mA (see
“Specifications”).
8. Trim Control (Output 9) - When power output 9 is configured for
variable operation, use a flat-head screwdriver or the tip of your finger to turn
this trim control to adjust the output’s voltage.
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9. Variable Status LED (Output 9) - This yellow LED lights when output 9
has been configured for variable operation. When this LED is not lit, output 9
is configured for fixed 9VDC operation.
10. Trim Control (Output 10) - When power output 10 is configured for
variable operation, use a flat-head screwdriver or the tip of your finger to turn
this trim control to adjust the output’s voltage.
11. Variable Status LED (Output 10) - This yellow LED lights when output
10 has been configured for variable operation. When this LED is not lit, output
10 is configured for fixed 9VDC operation.
12. AC Power Input - Connect the included AC power cable to this IEC power
inlet to provide power to the V-10.
13. 8-Position DIP Switch - This 8-position DIP switch is mounted on the
bottom of the chassis and allows for the merging of output jacks for “power
hungry” pedals and for selection of output voltage options as indicated on the
legend printed around the switch.
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Pedalboard Mounting
When mounting the V-10 to a pedalboard for portable use, the V-10 should be
mounted securely to prevent it from coming loose and being damaged, damaging other
components on the pedalboard, or causing excessive strain on the connected cabling. The
V-10 has been designed to mount seamlessly and securely under Pedaltrain PT-JR/PT-1/
PT-2 style pedalboards. A mounting/drill template is provided with the V-10, simplifying the
mounting procedure. The V-10 can also be mounted underneath Pedaltrain PT-3/PT-Pro
pedalboards using their UBKT-2 Universal Power Supply Mounting Bracket Kit.
To mount the V-10 to a Pedaltrain PT-JR/PT-1/PT-2 pedalboard:
1. Use the included mounting/drill template to drill the holes in the pedalboard
according to the instructions on the template.
2. Using a suitably sized Phillips screwdriver, remove the four screws from the top
of the V-10’s chassis and put them aside.
3. Placing the V-10 under the pedalboard, align the V-10’s screw holes with the
drilled holes in the top/rear of the pedalboard, ensuring that the V-10’s AC
power input is facing towards the rear of the pedalboard.
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4. Insert one of the V-10’s chassis screws, which was removed in step 2, into one
of the aligned drilled holes in the Pedaltrain pedalboard and turn the screw,
stopping just before the screw is fully tightened. This will leave a little “wiggle”
room for aligning the three remaining holes.
5. Repeat step 4 for the remaining 3 chassis screws.
6. Tighten each of the four screws, using proper judgement to ensure that you do
not under-tighten or over-tighten.
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To mount the V-10 to a Pedaltrain PT-3/PT-Pro pedalboard, purchase a Pedaltrain UBKT-2
Universal Power Supply Mounting Bracket Kit and follow their instructions.
When mounting the V-10 to the top of other pedalboards, consider the following:
• Ensure the DIP switches are properly configured before mounting the V-10
Power Block if access to the DIP switches will be impeded once mounted to
your pedalboard.
• If mounting using Velcro®, ensure you are using a Velcro® which has suitable
strength for holding the V-10 in place.
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About Negative & Positive Ground Effect Pedals
Almost all DC powered effect pedals are negative ground, meaning the negative terminal
of the battery or power supply is connected to audio ground. However, there are a
few pedals out there which have the positive battery terminal and/or power connector
connected to audio ground. The important thing to remember is that you cannot
power positive and negative ground effect pedals using a common ground (i.e., by daisy
chaining their power cables). Doing so may damage the connected power supply. When
powering these two types of pedals in the same system, you must “isolate” their power
supplies.
The V-10 Power Block is an isolated power supply, meaning that the ground on each
power output jack is isolated from all others (with the exception of power outputs 5-6
and 7-8, which can be configured as “merged” rather than “isolated”). Negative and
positive ground pedals can be powered using the V-10 Power Block as long as each
resides on its own isolated V-10 power output.
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Getting Started
The V-10 Power Block is a versatile power supply. In order to prevent damage to any of
your pedals or your V-10 Power Block, there are five things you will need to know about
each of your pedals before connecting them to the V-10 Power Block.
1. Does the pedal require AC or DC voltage?
2. What type and size of power plug is required for the pedal?
3. What is the polarity of the pedal’s power connector?
4. What is the voltage or voltage range at which the pedal can be
operated?
5. How much current does the pedal require?
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AC & DC Voltage
Determining whether a pedal requires AC or DC voltage is usually fairly easy. If your
pedal is capable of being powered with a standard 9V battery, then the pedal requires DC
voltage. If the pedal does not provide the option of using a 9V battery for power, take
a look at the power adapter which the manufacturer recommends using with the pedal.
The specifications on the power adapter or in the pedal’s user guide should state whether
the adapter supplies AC or DC voltage. Usually, this is displayed using one of the two
symbols shown below.
AC
DC
If you are still unable to determine whether your pedal requires AC or DC voltage,
contact the pedal manufacturer.
Note: The V-10 can only be used to power pedals designed to use DC voltage.
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Power Plug Type & Size
To determine which type of power plug each pedal requires, take a look at the power
jack on the pedal and match it to the appropriate image shown below.
Barrel Type Jack
Phone Type Jack
If you determine that your pedal requires a barrel type plug, you may need to gather a
couple other pieces of information. You can try simply plugging in each of the included
power cables to determine which cable fits the pedal. Just ensure the other end of the
power cable is not connected to the V-10. If you do find a cable which fits the pedal’s
power jack, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the correct power cable for the pedal. It
simply means that it is the correct size. You will still need to determine polarity before
deciding which cable is the correct one to use.
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If you cannot definitively determine the power connector size, you will need to determine
the diameter of the power jack and the center pin.
Center Pin
Diameter
Jack Diameter
Once the type and size of required power plug for each pedal are known, enter this
information into the “Pedal Requirements Reference Table” provided on page 22.
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Normal & Reversed Polarity
Barrel Type Power Jacks
Most guitar effect pedals use a center negative barrel jack for power. This is considered
“normal” or “standard” polarity. Barrel jacks wired for center positive are referred to as
“reversed’” polarity. The V-10 Power Block can be used to power normal or reversed
polarity effect pedals, as long as the correct DC power cable is used.
To determine whether your pedal operates using a normal or reversed polarity barrel
type power plug, take a look at the power adapter which the manufacturer recommends
using with the pedal. They will typically indicate polarity using one of the below
illustrations.
CENTER NEGATIVE (NORMAL) POLARITY
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CENTER POSITIVE (REVERSED) POLARITY
Phone Type Power Jacks
If your pedal has a mini (3.5 mm) phone type power jack, polarity is still something which
needs to be verified. Normal polarity for mini (3.5 mm) phone connectors is tip (center)
positive. Therefore, reversed polarity would be tip (center) negative.
TIP (CENTER) POSITIVE (NORMAL) POLARITY
TIP (CENTER) NEGATIVE (REVERSED) POLARITY
If you are unable to gather the required information from the pedal’s power adapter, take
a look at the pedal’s user guide or contact the pedal manufacturer. Also, if you happen
to have a multi-meter, there are ways of determining the power connector’s polarity.
Information on how to perform these tests can be found online.
Once the polarity of the power connector for each pedal is known, enter this information
into the “Pedal Requirements Reference Table” provided on page 22.
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Voltage Requirements
If your pedal is capable of operating using a standard 9V battery, then it is safe to say that
you can power the pedal with 9 volts. If your pedal is powered using two 9V batteries
then it requires 18 volts. If your pedal cannot be fitted with a 9V battery, take a look at
the manufacturer’s recommended power adapter for the pedal, which usually provides
specifications including the output voltage of the adapter. If you are unable to determine
how much voltage is required for a pedal, take a look at the pedal’s user manual or
contact the pedal manufacturer. Also, if you happen to have a multi-meter, there are ways
of determining how much voltage a pedal requires. Information on how to perform these
tests can be found online.
Some analog pedals can operate within a range of voltages, but the sound characteristics
of the pedal may depend on the voltage supplied.
A pedal’s headroom is usually directly related to the voltage which the power supply is
supplying to the pedal. From an audiophile standpoint, higher voltages translate to less
likelihood the pedal will run out of headroom and cause “clipping” distortion, thereby
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providing a cleaner signal path. Conversely, lower power voltages can cause an effect
pedal to clip at lower signal levels, causing the pedal to add additional distortion and/or
compression to the signal. This lowering of the supplied power voltage is referred to as
“voltage sag”. Typically, sag-voltages are only ever applied to overdrive, fuzz, and distortion
type effect pedals and not modulation and time-based effect pedals (as you typically want
these type of effects to be as clean as possible). Power outputs 9 and 10 on the V-10
Power Block allow for variable control of the power voltage (between 5 and 9 volts). This
allows for experimentation with raising or lowering the supplied power voltage to pedals
which are compatible with a varying range of operating voltages.
Warning! Not all analog pedals allow for operation at different power voltages and may be
damaged if you attempt to do so. If this is something you would like to experiment with, you
will want to check the pedal’s user guide or contact the pedal manufacturer to verify whether
or not the pedal can be operated at different power voltages and what the safe voltage range
is. DigiTech assumes no responsibility or liability for equipment damaged by improper use of this
power supply.
Once the recommended power voltage or voltage range for each pedal is known, enter
this information into the “Pedal Requirements Reference Table” provided on page 22.
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Current Requirements
Each of the pedals on your pedalboard will draw a certain amount of required current
from the power supply. It is recommended that your power supply is able to supply a
bit more current to the pedal than is actually required. A good rule of thumb is for the
rating of the power supply to be high enough to provide at least 25% more current than
the pedal requires. For example, if you had a pedal which requires 75mA of current, you
would want to use a power supply that outputs at least 100mA of current. This is due
to the fact that some power supplies can fluctuate in the amount of current they can
provide, causing the current to intermittently drop. You never want to supply a pedal with
less current than is recommended, as this will overwork the power supply and can lead to
premature failure. However, having much more current available than the pedal requires
is absolutely fine.
For pedals which can be powered using a single 9V battery, it is safe to say that the pedal
requires about 70mA of current or less. Therefore, pedals which can be powered using a
single 9V battery can be connected to any of the V-10’s power outputs.
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When looking at the specifications on a pedal’s power supply, realize that the current
rating on the power supply will be higher than what is actually required for the pedal
(for the reason previously mentioned). However, you will not be able to determine how
much higher. Therefore, you really can’t determine exactly how much current each pedal
requires by the power adapter’s specifications alone. The specifications listed in the pedal’s
user guide will often refer to the same specifications listed on the power adapter, so this
may not help either.
If you are unable to determine how much current is required for a pedal, contact
the pedal manufacturer. Also, if you happen to have a multi-meter, there are ways of
determining how much current a pedal will draw. Information on how to perform this
test can be found online.
NOTE: The ratings indicated on the V-10 chassis are maximum ratings per output when each
output is considered individually. However, the total maximum output from the power supply
must be de-rated by 25% when all outputs are operated simultaneously. See “Specifications” for
further information.
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Pedal Requirements Reference Table
The following table is provided for your convenience. As you determine the
aforementioned requirements for each of your pedals, enter this information into the
table. This will then allow you to properly configure the V-10’s DIP switches, determine
which V-10 power output to use for each pedal, and select the appropriate power cables
for connecting each pedal.
PEDAL REQUIREMENTS REFERENCE TABLE
Pedal
Model
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Power
Jack Type
Barrel Plug
Size
Polarity
Tip + or Center +
Tip - or Center -
Voltage or
Voltage
Range
Required
Current
(mA)
V-10
Power
Output
PEDAL REQUIREMENTS REFERENCE TABLE
Pedal
Model
Power
Jack Type
Barrel Plug
Size
Polarity
Tip + or Center +
Tip - or Center -
Voltage or
Voltage
Range
Required
Current
(mA)
V-10
Power
Output
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The 8-Position DIP Switch
The V-10 Power Block is configured using the 8-position DIP switch on the bottom of the
chassis. The easiest way to configure these 8 switches is to gather all required information
for your pedals, as described in the previous sections of this manual, and then input this
data into the “Pedal Requirements Reference Table” on page 22. You can then reference this
table and set the switches accordingly.
The table on the following page provides a description of each DIP switch setting. Each of
the 8 switches can be set to on or off, as shown below.
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
OFF
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Output(s)
Affected
8
5
7
5-6
6
6
On - Configures output 6 for “12VDC” operation.
Off - Configures output 6 for “9VDC” operation.
5
7
On - Configures output 7 for “12VDC” operation.
Off - Configures output 7 for “9VDC” operation.
4
7-8
3
8
On - Configures output 8 for “12VDC” operation.
Off - Configures output 8 for “9VDC” operation.
2
9
On - Configures output 9 for “Variable” voltage operation.
Off - Configures output 9 for fixed “9VDC” operation.
1
10
On - Configures output 10 for “Variable” voltage operation.
Off - Configures output 10 for fixed “9VDC” operation.
Description
On - Configures output 5 for “12VDC” operation.
Off - Configures output 5 for “9VDC” operation.
On - Configures outputs 5 & 6 for “Merged” operation.
Off - Configures outputs 5 & 6 for “Isolated” operation.
1
ON
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DIP SWITCH SETTING DESCRIPTIONS
DIP
Switch #
On - Configures outputs 7 & 8 for “Merged” operation.
Off - Configures outputs 7 & 8 for “Isolated” operation.
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Variable Voltage Trim Controls
The variable trim controls next to the output 9 and
10 connectors become active when these outputs are
configured for “variable” operation. When active, these
trim controls are used for supplying higher or lower
power voltage to pedals, changing the way they sound
by changing the pedal’s available headroom. Raising
the voltage can raise the headroom and provide a
cleaner tone and lowering the voltage can lower the available headroom, making a pedal
compress and distort more so than usual. The lowering of the supplied power voltage
is referred to as “voltage sag” and emulates a low battery. This is typically only applied to
overdrive, fuzz, and distortion type effect pedals and not modulation and time-based effect
pedals (as you typically want these type of effects to be as clean as possible).
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Warning! Not all analog pedals allow for operation at different voltages and may be damaged
if you attempt to do so. Check the pedal’s user guide or contact the pedal manufacturer to verify
whether or not the pedal can be operated at different voltages and what the safe voltage range
is. DigiTech assumes no responsibility or liability for equipment damaged by improper use of this
power supply.
120V~60Hz
Power Cables
When connecting the V-10 to your pedals, you must use the correct power cables in
order to ensure proper operation and prevent damage to your pedals.
The standard connector cables (center negative) should be used with DigiTech®,
HardWire®, Boss®, Ibanez®, Voodoo Lab®, and other common pedals which are capable
of operating using a standard 9VDC battery. This is the standard polarity and most pedals
are wired this way. If you own a pedal from another manufacturer which has the same
connector, but you are unsure of whether or not it is actually wired “center negative”, you
will need to verify this before connecting the pedal to the V-10 to prevent damage to the
pedal. Try looking at the pedal’s power adapter or contact the pedal manufacturer for
verification.
NOTE: DigiTech pedals that operate using AC power (e.g., original JamMan, JamMan Stereo,
JamMan Delay, Whammy 1 through 4, Timebender, Harmony Man, most RPs, etc.) will need to be
connected to an AC power source using their respective AC power adapters.
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When using the cable with the 3.5mm mini plug, you must verify whether or not the
pedal’s polarity is “tip positive”. This is the standard polarity for pedals which use the
3.5mm mini plug for power. Once again, you should verify this before connecting the
pedal to the V-10 to prevent damage to the pedal. Try looking at the pedal’s power
adapter or contact the pedal manufacturer for verification.
If you have a pedal which has no power jack, but does contain a connector for a single 9V
battery, you can use the cable with the 9V battery snap. To use, remove the battery from
the pedal and connect this battery snap instead.
The easiest way to determine which power cables you require is to gather all required
information for your pedals as described in the previous sections of this manual and then
input this data into the “Pedal Requirements Reference Table” on page 22. You can then
reference this table to determine which power cables to use for each pedal and if you
require additional power cables.
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INCLUDED POWER CABLES
POWER SUPPLY END
DigiTech
Part #
Qty
Length
5024053
5
5024054
5024055
Connector Type
PEDAL CONNECTOR END
Color
Connector Type
Color
18”
Black
2.1 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel Plug
Black
5
30”
Black
2.1 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel Plug
Black
2
30”
Black
2.5 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel Plug
Red
Black
3.5 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Phone Plug
Black
2.1 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel
Plug
5024056
2
30”
5024057
1
30”
White
2.1 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel Plug
Black
5024058
1
30”
White
2.5 mm x 5.5 mm
Right-Angle Barrel Plug
Red
5024059
1
30”
Black
9V Shrouded Battery
Snap
Black
Polarity
Center Negative
(Normal)
Tip Positive
Center Positive
(Reversed)
9V Battery
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Specifications
CONTROLS/LEDS
Configuration:
LED Indicators:
8-position DIP switch
1 x green (POWER)
2 x yellow (MERGE)
2 x yellow (VARIABLE)
OPERATION
Operating Ambient Temperature Range:00 C to 400 C (320 F to 1040 F),12.38VA max output power, across operating input voltage range
Operating Input Voltage Range:
100VAC: 90VAC to 110VAC
120VAC: 108VAC to 132VAC
220-240VAC: 198VAC to 264VAC
POWER INPUT
Internal Power Supply:
Toroidal (Shielded)
AC Mains Supply:
3 models:
100VAC, 50/60 Hz
120VAC, 60 Hz
220-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
AC Connection:
IEC320 C14 Inlet
AC Consumption:
30
40W max
POWER OUTPUTS
Number of Outputs:
10
Output Connectors:
2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel jacks, center-negative polarity
Isolated Outputs:
All 10 outputs fully isolated (5-6 and 7-8 outputs not isolated when merged)
*Output Voltages & Currents:
Outputs 1 to 4: 4 x 9V 150mA
Outputs 5 & 6: 2 x 9V/12V 200mA (9V/12V merged 400mA)
Outputs 7 & 8: 2 x 9V/12V 150mA (9V/12V merged 300mA)
Outputs 9 & 10: 2 x 9V/5-9V 150mA
*NOTE: The ratings indicated on the V-10 chassis are maximum ratings per output when each output is
considered individually. However, the total maximum output from the power supply must be de-rated by 25%
when all outputs are operated simultaneously. Thus, the de-rated total maximum simultaneous output power is
limited to the following:
Outputs 1 to 4:
Outputs 5 & 6:
Outputs 7 & 8:
Outputs 9 & 10: Total Max DC Power:
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions:
Product Weight:
Shipping Weight:
9V @ 113mA (1.013VA each)
12V @ 150mA (1.800VA each)
12V @ 113mA (1.350VA each)
9V @ 113mA (1.013VA each)
12.38VA
7 3/4” (L) x 3 1/2” (W) x 2 5/16” (H)
197 mm (L) x 89 mm (W) x 59 mm (H)
2.16 lb (0.98 kg)
3.78 lb (1.71 kg)
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