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KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice™
Rechargeable 9V Power for Effects Pedals
Power Multiple Effects Pedals - all at the same time
9V Lithium-Ion battery featuring SANYO eneloop technology
Up to 50 hours of continuous, quiet, clean, stable power – from the first note to the last
Eliminates AC ground loops - so your tone comes through loud and clear
Two 9V DC outputs - power multiple devices; pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders
3-stage LED indicator – provides power level status
Single on/off button – no need to unplug pedals
Rechargeable hundreds of times – saves money and the environment
Water and shock resistant - JIS IPX3 compliant water resistant enclosure
Fully recharges in only 3.5 hours - via AC adaptor (included)
Same footprint as standard effects pedal (2.5” W x 4.7”D x 1.7”H)
The SANYO KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice™ is equipped with high-capacity SANYO eneloop rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology which provides stable, long-lasting 9V power for music effects devices. Power to the Pedal! For more than 35 years, SANYO has pushed the envelope in the development of rechargeable battery technology. Today, SANYO is recognized as the leading manufacturer of Li-Ion batteries in the world. SANYO battery products are used for many commercial/industrial applications 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. Pedal Juice eliminates those pesky 9V battery replacements. The sound quality also deteriorates when the 9V battery voltage falls below the proper operating range of an effects box. Now, the SANYO Pedal Juice™, 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. Getting power to effects pedals has never been easier. Power to the Pedal!
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. AC power can present problems when used to operate musical electronic products. 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.
For the great number of musicians who have experienced noise and hiss when using AC adapters, Pedal Juice provides welcome relief by providing continuous, quiet, clean, stable 9V power.
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 provides two separate 9VDC outputs on the back and includes two single device connection cables and one reverse polarity adapter 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 about four hours compared a 9V battery which will operate for about 30 minutes time.
Powering Various Effects Pedal Configurations
Pedal Juice represents a milestone for guitar players by providing SANYO’s Lithium-Ion battery power for effects pedals.1,2 The following example shows a number of possible effects pedal configurations. Of course, there are a virtually hundreds of possible configurations which are based on each musician’s personal preference and tastes. Each effects pedal in the chain operates at 9VDC power and consumes some amount of current as measured in milliamps (mA). The following examples provide estimated usage times for various effects pedal configurations.
1. Effects pedal configurations, individual unit current consumption ratings and total usage time are estimates provided for illustration purposes only. Actual times will vary based on actual model current consumption ratings, product usage (constant use, standby power, etc.) and Pedal Juice charging level.
2.Two single device connection cables and one reverse polarity jumper adapter (for effects pedals that require opposite polarity connection) are provided with each Pedal Juice unit. The daisy chain power cables shown above are not included. These types of power cables can be purchased separately at your local music instrument store.
Powering Other Types of Devices
Pedal Juice isn’t just for guitarists. It can also be used to power a wide range of 9V DC musical instruments, multi-effects units, portable amplified speakers and other electronics devices. It provides convenient, portable power that can be reused time and time again, anywhere you need it. The following examples provide estimated usage times for these types of applications.
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
The 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 with the press of a single button. This is very convenient since many effects devices do not include their own ON/OFF 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 and touring environments. In short, it is built to withstand the abuse typical of a gigging musician’s equipment. It is housed in a standard, effects pedal-sized enclosure for easy integration into standard pedal boards. 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. Power to the Pedal!
Rechargeable DC 9V Battery Unit for Music Devices
Approx. 3.5 hours *1
AC 100V to 240V (using dedicated AC adaptor)
Two DC 9V ports (max. output 2,000 mA *2)
Standard Usage Times *3
Analog effects unit (Distortion, Overdrive, etc.) - Current used about 10 mA: Approx. 50 hrs.
Digital effects unit (Digital Delay, Digital Reverb, etc.) - Current used about 50 mA: Approx. 27 hrs.
Multitrack recorder or synthesizer - Current used about 300 mA: Approx. 7 hours
Electronic drums or percussion - Current used about 1,000 mA: Approx. 2 hours
Three effects units (Overdrive, Chorus, Digital Delay) - Current used about 80 mA: Approx. 20 hours
65mm (w) x 42mm (d) x 120 (h) mm (approx. 280g)
Built-in Battery (Voltage/capacity)
Lithium-ion battery (3.7 V, 7.35 Ah)
Remaining Power indicator
Remaining power during recharge and discharge is shown with an LED light
Green: Over 60% of power remaining
Orange: 30% to 60% of power remaining
Red: Less than 30% of power remaining
No light: No power remaining
Rechargeable DC 9V Battery Unit for Music Devices x 1
Dedicated AC adapter x 1
Input AC cable x 1
Output DC cable x 2
Polarity conversion cable x 1
Case x 1
Standard time to fully recharge the built-in battery when completely exhausted.
When using one power port. When using both power ports, a maximum of 1000mA for each port.
Usage time may vary depending on connected devices and usage conditions.
KBC-9V3U Instruction Manual
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NEW YORK, NY 10002
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GULFPORT, MS 39507
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WEYMOUTH, MA 02188
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