Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by seank » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:39 pm

you'll need a Y cable for one of them as well. I can't remember if it's included with the package. I think so.

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by MichaelPeterTrowbridge » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:07 am

Thank you for your help seank! My beloved wife just informed me that the parcel has arrived today. What do I need the Y cable for? Anything else i need to consider?

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by artpunk » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:03 pm

MichaelPeterTrowbridge wrote:Thank you for your help seank! My beloved wife just informed me that the parcel has arrived today. What do I need the Y cable for? Anything else i need to consider?


Looking at the specs you will need their reverse polarity cables as the Voodoo labs standard cables seem to be -ve tip.

Has anyone tried a Gator Pedalboard Power supply with their foogers?
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by seank » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:56 pm

The murf and delay need to be plugged into outputs 5 and 6 I think (the ones with higher current), the freqbox needs the y cable. The mp-201 can be powered using the outlet. Big money.

Oh yeah, and you need all the white barrel reverse polarity connectors for all of the foogers.

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by artpunk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:00 am

Sorry for my ignorance, why does the freqbox need a Y cable?
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by mhuxtable » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:35 am

a Y cable is usually used to combine mA from 2 outlets......so if one outlet is 9V 100mA & the other is 9V 100mA, you can use a Y cable to get 9V 200mA.

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Post by artpunk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:00 pm

Ah, thanks! I didn't realise the freqbox pulled a bit more amperage :)
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by mhuxtable » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:11 pm

It doesn't really....but it needs more than 100mA....most power supplies like the PP2+ and Cioks DC10 have half the outputs only pushing 100mA....so you need to combine a couple to get what you need.

MoogerFoogers pull between 200-300mA

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Post by artpunk » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:55 am

I've been doing some more research and looking at different options. The Voodoo Labs PP2+ is problematic; expensive in Australia compared to some other options and trying to get it with the appropriate power config for my country online (looking at cheaper options of sourcing it) I am currently putting in the "too hard basket" The CIOKS DC-10 is a handsome looking unit, but once again, expense in Australia. The BBE Supa charger on the other hand I can get for much cheaper and seems to be pretty well featured also...and it has universal power supply switchable to Au current and a standard kettle-type lead power input. The main pain with all of these options is having to source extra 'reverse polarity' positive-tip 2.1mm cables for the Foogers. Has any one just sliced, reversed and spliced the original cables to suit? :D
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by DeFrag » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:19 am

The Voodoo part# is PPAP for the current-doubling Wye.
You'll need two of them for the "Magic 6" set of Foogers.

Here's my guitar rig setup with the PP2+:

MF-101 (100mA) Voodoo #1 @100mA
MF-102 (100mA) Voodoo #2 @100mA
MF-103 (100mA) Voodoo #3 @100mA
MF-108M (300mA) Voodoo #4 @100mA & Voodoo #5 @250mA
MF-105 (240mA) Voodoo #6 @250mA
MF-107 (200mA) Voodoo #7 @100mA & Voodoo #8 @100mA

I have the MF-104Z (300mA) on my Phatty.

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Little Phatty TE #1023 • Schrittmacher • Walking Stick ribbon • Korg microXL/Electribe MX/KaossPro • Sonnus G2M
MF-101 Filter • MF-102 Ring • MF-103 Phaser • MF-104Z Delay • MF-105 MuRF • MF-107 FreqBox • MF-108M Cluster • Etherwave
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by Mr Shave » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:08 pm

I took a simple 9V, 2A power supply, bought a bunch of connectors and wires, and spliced/soldered the original power supply cable into 8 breakout cables turning one wire into 8... I use it to power a CP-251, MF-101, 102, 104z, 107, and 108M with two left over for future expansion.

So long as your total amperage from all foogers doesnt exceed the power supply rating, you should be fine... I cant say if this is a noisy solution though (I cant tell because my studio gets so much RF the MF-101 is practically un-useable even on its own PS)... I do notice a high pitch noise when patched through the patch bay though... Not sure if its due to the patch bay or the power supply though as I put them together at the same time.

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by DeFrag » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:38 pm

The Voodoo PP2+ outlets are all isolated from each other which provides absolutely noise-free power.
Little Phatty TE #1023 • Schrittmacher • Walking Stick ribbon • Korg microXL/Electribe MX/KaossPro • Sonnus G2M
MF-101 Filter • MF-102 Ring • MF-103 Phaser • MF-104Z Delay • MF-105 MuRF • MF-107 FreqBox • MF-108M Cluster • Etherwave
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by artpunk » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:01 am

Well, my Cioks DC-10 is on the way. I was impressed CIOK's service when I emailed their website confirming suitability & flex cable type needed and within 1/2 hour Poul Cioks replied personally. For future information/reference, the red flex type 2 cables are needed and here is what he sent me regarding hook-up:

MF-101: 9-15V DC / max. 100mA        outlet 1
MF-102: 9-15V DC / max. 100mA        outlet 2
MF-103: 10-15V DC / max. 100mA        outlet 3
CP-251: 9V DC / 100mA            outlet 4
MF-107: 9V DC / max. 200mA        outlet 5
MF-104Z: 9-12V DC / max. 200mA        outlet 6 @ 12V
MF-105 (MuRF): 9V DC / max. 300mA    outlet 7
MF-108M: 9V DC / 300mA        outlet 9

I don't have a CP-251 or Delay (yet CP-251 will be next/soon!) but this unit should suit me very well, I'm hoping!
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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by Portamental » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:19 pm

In three letters : DIY

All my Foogers, one synth (atm) and a sequencer are powered by a single Nintendo 3.5 amp switching power supply (got it for free). I installed a Sermos connector on the output, to which I plug in a variety of Y or 4-to-1 connectors (Sermos on one end).

In order to keep the cost low, I usually cut off the lead of the wall-wart that came with the original device, so the connector is free and always a good match. I also have a few leads with a simple voltage regulator circuit built-in (7809) to make sure I don't overpower those designed for 9 volts. One such lead can easily power 3 of the lower consumption foogers without heating problems, but most foogers don't mind 12 volts.

DIY makes it easy to deal with the polarity issue, I have a few Roland units in the chain. Some of the leads have have a switch built-in : I don't like to keep power on for the stuff I don't use, and a switching power supply consumes next to nothing when you don't draw from it.

Last thing, the 12V power supply can be replaced by a 12 volt automotive battery, which helps deal with ground or 60 hertz humming issues.

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Re: Multi-Moogerfooger power supply

Post by mattywashington » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:38 pm

Question for you guys on this...So I have a 108M and 107 on the way, and I've already got a 105M. How would I be able to use a PP2+? Could I get away w/this config?


MF-108M #4 @100mA & #5 @250mA
MF-105M #6 @250mA
MF-107 #7 & #8 @100mA


Also, in regards to the reversed polarity power cables, does it matter which device the grey end of the power cable goes into? Many thanks!

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