Power Requirements

What Power Supply Should I Use With My Origin Effects Pedal?

Our Origin Effects compact pedals are designed to be accepting of a range of power supplies, whilst delivering impeccable performance. On paper, any power supply which meets our pedals’ specifications will be suitable, however, if the supply doesn’t have sufficient internal filtering then unwanted noise may be heard. Here is a list of power supplies which we have used with our compact pedals and we can recommend for use with our pedals:

  • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power series
  • Cioks supplies
  • Truetone 1 Spot Pro series
  • Strymon Zuma
  • Dunlop ECB-004

100mA will be perfectly adequate for the Cali76-C & SlideRIG-C models. In the case of the more thirsty, Cali76-CD, Cali76-CB & SlideRIG-CD, we suggest using a DC supply with a current rating in excess of 100mA. In the case of Voodoo Lab, Strymon Zuma, Truetone and Cioks supplies, a 100mA rated output will be fine under normal operating conditions.

Supply voltage can be in the range of 9V – 18V DC. 18V will give the most headroom, allowing for higher levels of compression before clipping occurs.

We always recommend using a regulated power supply for noise and reliability considerations. Having said that, the compact units feature a voltage-limited, floating regulator which will help clean up some of the noisier supplies out there, as well as reducing the risk of failure due to plugging in the wrong supply. It should be noted that while linear-supplies noise can be filtered relatively easily, certain switch-mode supplies can be highly problematic due to noise artefacts that extend well into radio frequencies.

How To Power The Cali76-TX, -TX-L, -TX-P, And -TX-L-P Models

The Cali76-TX and Cali76-TX-L pedals can be powered by a 9V PP3 battery but this will bypass the transformer output stage – causing the unit to behave like the original Cali76 Standard. Powering these pedals with a supply below 12V will also cause the transformer stage to be bypassed.

The transformer circuitry is switched in by relays when provided with 14.6V. If the -TX has powered up with the transformer engaged then dropping the voltage below 12.6V will switch out the transformer circuitry; the Cali76-TX will then perform like a Cali76 Standard.

We do not recommend using a supply of 12V – 15V as any possible variation in regulation of mains voltage could cause the transformer stage to switch in and out of operation. 18V is recommended for best results when using the transformer output stage.

Cali76 Compact

PSU Spec. Min: 42mA @ 9V / 58mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 100mA.

Cali76 Compact Deluxe

PSU Spec. Min: 77mA @ 9V / 104mA @ 18V.
Suggested: In excess of 100mA, unless using a Cioks or Voodoo Lab product in which case a 100mA rated outlet is fine under normal operating conditions..

Cali76 Compact Bass

PSU Spec. Min: 78mA @ 9V / 103mA @ 18V.
Suggested: In excess of 100mA, unless using a Cioks or Voodoo Lab product in which case a 100mA rated outlet is fine under normal operating conditions..

SlideRig Compact

PSU Spec. Min: 50mA @ 9V / 69mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 100mA.

SlideRig Compact Deluxe

PSU Spec. Min: 77mA @ 9V / 102mA @ 18V.
Suggested: In excess of 100mA, unless using a Cioks or Voodoo Lab product in which case a 100mA rated outlet is fine under normal operating conditions.

Cali76-TX-P & -TX-LP

PSU Spec. Min: 25mA @ 9V / 94.5mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 300mA *

Cali76-TX & -TX-L

PSU Spec. Min: 13mA @ 9V (non-transformer-mode) / 72mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 200mA *

SlideRIG

PSU Spec. Min: 10mA @ 9V / 19mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 100mA.

Cali76 Standard

PSU Spec. Min: 13mA @ 9V / 22.5mA @ 18V.
Suggested: 100mA.

* In the case of transformer equipped units, suggested current ratings allow for optimum start-up characteristics.