Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Fri Mar 24, 2023 8:27 pm

BearBoy wrote:
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fernieite wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:51 am
Thanks for the responses, guys. :)

I assume that I need to remove the batteries from the pedals if I want to leave them all hooked up in the case, correct?
If I don't, I imagine the batteries will be drained due to the patch cables in the input jacks?
Yes indeed.
If you've got the 9V daisy chain cable connected, doesn't it disconnect the batteries?
Yes. But if you forget they are in the pedals...
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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by BearBoy » Fri Mar 24, 2023 8:39 pm

Oh yeah! I wasn't suggesting leaving them in indefinitely. Just that I didn't think they'd drain in the short/medium term if you had the daisy chain cable connected.

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:07 pm

You are quite correct. But I'm the type of person who would forget they had a bicycle on the roof racks and hit my garage door with it, so tend to be obsessive about managing risk.

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:16 pm

BearBoy wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:14 pm
laurie wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 3:17 am
fernieite wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:51 am
Thanks for the responses, guys. :)

I assume that I need to remove the batteries from the pedals if I want to leave them all hooked up in the case, correct?
If I don't, I imagine the batteries will be drained due to the patch cables in the input jacks?
Yes indeed.
If you've got the 9V daisy chain cable connected, doesn't it disconnect the batteries?
Isn't that only when the power is actually plugged into the wall though? (Electricity is flowing to the pedals via the daisy chain cords)

I'm actually more concerned about the batteries in the pedals if they are stored in the pedalboard with all of the patch cords (and yes, daisy chain power cords) still together. (And yet, there is no connection to the actual wall power)

So, what's the verdict here? If the pedals are stored in the pedalboard with all of the cords still hooked up, but the power cord isn't plugged into the wall, will the batteries be drained? :?:

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:43 pm

No.

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:36 am

laurie wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:43 pm
No.
Really? Cool! :D How does that work?

The mechanical joint made with an un-powered daisy chain cord into the back of a pedal still disconnects the batteries? (With the patch cords still hooked up to the pedals, as well?)

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:24 am

fernieite wrote:
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The mechanical joint made with an un-powered daisy chain cord into the back of a pedal still disconnects the batteries?
Exactly that.

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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by Pepe » Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:36 am

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Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:07 pm
You are quite correct. But I'm the type of person who would forget they had a bicycle on the roof racks and hit my garage door with it, so tend to be obsessive about managing risk.
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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by laurie » Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:55 pm

fernieite wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:36 am
The mechanical joint made with an un-powered daisy chain cord into the back of a pedal still disconnects the batteries? (With the patch cords still hooked up to the pedals, as well?)
Inserting a power connector into the DC power jack physically opens the switch contacts. This is a mechanical effect, no power is required.
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Re: Just bought a used BCB-60 pedalboard: Questions

Post by fernieite » Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:59 pm

laurie wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 2:55 pm
fernieite wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:36 am
The mechanical joint made with an un-powered daisy chain cord into the back of a pedal still disconnects the batteries? (With the patch cords still hooked up to the pedals, as well?)
Inserting a power connector into the DC power jack physically opens the switch contacts. This is a mechanical effect, no power is required.
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Switch1.jpg
Very helpful. Thanks Laurie!

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