The SANYO KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice is equipped with a high-capacity SANYO eneloop rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology which provides stable, long-lasting 9V power for music effects devices. SANYO ... Read More
The SANYO KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice is equipped with a high-capacity SANYO eneloop rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology which provides stable, long-lasting 9V power for music effects devices. SANYO is recognized as the leading manufacturer of Li-Ion batteries in the world today. SANYO battery products are used for many commercial/industrial applications today ranging from automotive, power tools, portable computers and telecommunications. Pedal Juice is built upon this legacy of industry leadership.
Up to 50 Hours of Continuous, Quiet, Clean, Stable Power – from the First Note to the Last
Stage and studio recording musicians often need to replace the 9V batteries well before they have been exhausted, in order to prevent any disruption during a musical performance. This only results in users having to purchase, and then discard costly, single-use, alkaline batteries. The sound quality also deteriorates when the battery voltage falls below the proper operating range of an effects box. Now, the SANYO Pedal JuiceTM, KBC-9V3U provides users with up to 50 hours of continuous, quiet, clean, stable power, even as the battery drains. It can be fully recharged in only 3.5 hours using the included AC adaptor.
Eliminates AC Ground Loops - So Your Tone Comes Through Loud and Clear
Many effects boxes, graphic equalizers, portable amps, and recorder products operate using a 9-volt DC power source. AC adapters and 9V dry-cell batteries are the typical sources used to power these types of devices. There are a number of reasons why 9V dry-cell batteries and AC power are not preferred methods for powering musical electronic products. First, musicians must set up their gear near to AC electrical outlets. AC power may inadvertently add electrical noise interference (i.e., AC ground loops, spurious noise, hum, etc.) into be desired signal path. With a 500mA load, a typical AC adapter introduces much more ripple noise into the signal path as compared to the clean power produced by Pedal Juice.
Two 9V DC outputs - Power Multiple Devices; Pedals, Multi-Effect Units, and Portable Recorders
The KBC-9V3U is equipped with a high-capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery, providing a stable and long-lasting 9V power source for analog and digital effects units and other electronic music gear. The unit includes two separate DC outputs on the back with cables supplied for easy connectivity.
Rechargeable Many Times – Save Money and the Environment
Compared to conventional 9V batteries which lose voltage quickly and must be discarded, Pedal Juice maintains its power level over long periods of time and can be recharged hundreds of times. The KBC-9V3U is built to withstand the most demanding power applications for stage and studio performances. Pedal Juice can power a 10mA effects pedal for up to 50 hours, or a 100mA pedal board for up to 27 hours. With a 500mA current draw (more typical in large multi-effects applications, or in powering synthesizers and multi-track recorders), Pedal Juice can provide steady 9V DC power for almost five hours compared a 9V battery which will operate for about 30 minutes time.
Power Status LED Indicator
A three-stage power indicator makes it easy to see the remaining battery power level. The LED light changes color in three stages from green (over 60% power remaining), to orange (30% to 60% remaining), to red (less than 30%). This enables musicians to see the battery level, at a glance, during their performances.
Convenient One-Button ON/OFF Power Switch for All Effects
TThe KBC-9V3U includes an ON/OFF power switch which allows the user to easily to turn the power of all connected music effects devices ON or OFF at once. This is a convenient feature since many effects devices do not include their ON/OFF power switch and must be manually unplugged from AC power.
Water and Shock Resistant - JIS IPX3 Compliant Water Resistant Enclosure
The portable, rugged, and road-worthy design of the SANYO Pedal Juice will meet the challenge of the most demanding band gig and touring environments. Pedal Juice has achieved a JIS IPX3 water resistant compliance level rating. IPX3 is a Japanese testing standard for water resistance which states that no damage will occur when water is sprayed at a vertical angle of up to 60 degrees from both sides. The durability of Pedal Juice will ease the mind of the working musician who performs in nightclubs and outdoor settings.
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I am on my second one because the first got noisy after a while, returned it and now the second one, after 2 months is noisy. The sad part is that it's noisy sometimes, sometimes it's clean. It's a great idea but just doesn't cut the "clean power" claim. I want to like it, but my One Spot is more reliable. I understand one of them having an issue but not two and Sanyo will not honor a replacement a second time... so much for "customer Service" Buy a One Spot and save money or a Voodoo Lab Power Supply.
I've bought this pedal 2 weeks ago. I must say, it did whatever it said. I have a total of 11 stompbox pedals in my board, (comp, dist, mods, etc..) and i can use it around (8~9 hours). Very easy and simple to use. Things i don't like about it. They could've designed it to output different voltages,thus not all my pedals can be powered by it. I have some that needs a 12v, and 18v, and unfortunately, i can't power them.It would require to use an outlet just to use the odd pedals (other voltage), which bypasses the use of this pedal juice (since i'm still using the outlet even thou i have the juice). Lastly, It eliminates the power out when you're charging it. It cannot be used while charging. So, when it's dead, your dead. Unless you have another set of juice.
Been waiting for this since it debuted at NAMM last year. Thank God the wait is finally over! What a great device! Pedal Juice works for hours and hours on one charge - and the light on it changes from green to yellow to red, so you know where you are power-wise at all times. You can recharge it HUNDREDS of times. There are two outs, so you can daisy chain 10 or 12 pedals to it, run a digidelay and a bunch of pedals, or power a small amp off Pedal Juice. This is perfect for NYC stages like Kennys Castaways, etc.; there's no line noise (cause it's a battery), it fits on a pedal board, and you can't turn it off by mistake because the 'on' button is inset. It also won't break if you drop it on accident, and it's water resistant.
Been using this for busking - running a small amp and a couple of pedals. I can play for hours on one charge - no more wasting money on 9volts. The light even changes color so you know when it's time to recharge it. I love it when things just work. So pleased!
I was sent this product to review a while back and I've used it for every pedal demo I've done since, such a simple idea but so incredibly useful. I haven't even recharged it yet, it must be getting close to 30 hours use so far?? Definitely a 5 star product.
Amazing! After all of the years someone (SANYO) finally introduced a way to easily power my pedals without using 9V batteries. I have a pedal board that I have been powering with 9V batteries and a mess of AC power cords for years. I recently purchased Pedal Juice and I am very happy with its performance. With my 5 pedal rig I am getting about 30 hours of power. With SANYO's Pedal Juice I simply push the on / off button and power all my pedals at once. Even better, I no longer have that annoying buzz (ground loop) from my AC outlet. Great device and well worth the investment. It cost me about as much as one of my pedals. I will never buy another 9V battery. Big fan of Pedal Juice.