Harley Benton PowerPlant Junior
Harley Benton PowerPlant Junior, power supply for FX pedals, 5 x isolated 9V DC outputs delivering 120mA each, incl. cable set (5x 60 cm/5x 30 cm/1x Y/1x daisy chain 100 cm),
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Excellent power supply
The five 9V DC ouputs are all tip negative, as most pedals require, and are ideal for powering a reasonable sized selection of pedals. Each output is isolated from each other, so this stops ground loops forming, which usually result in obnoxious hum.
A good selection of power cables are provided. There are two sets of standard DC cables (5 short and 5 long), terminated with barrel connectors (right angle at one end and straight at the other). Having both lengths make for neater wiring on a pedal board, without excess cable needing to be coiled up. A "Y" cable is supplied, for powering pedals that need more than 120mA of current. Lastly, a daisy chain cable is included so you can power more than 5 pedals. Some pedals suffer less with ground loops, and the daisy chain will work for those.
In use, my pedals are super clean and quiet with the PowerPlant Junior. It's a huge improvement over batteries, a daisy chain cable, or using multiple power supplies. 120mA per output seems fine for my pedals. It might struggle on some power hungry pedals but the current doubler cable is there for those situations. The standard 120mA output powered a digital delay of mine with no problems.
In conclusion, this is a great product at a bargain price. I should have bought one of these ages ago.
Small and silent
I just can't see how this is so cheap.
So I was ready to pick up a FuelTank Jnr (£80 to £110) when I got recommended this at £23 plus delivery, which was less than I actually paid for the 2 lesser brands I returned.
That's an insane price!
In action: Ground hum - eliminated, even when chaining a few pedals of the one output too.
Good amount of cables with it too allowing for daisy chaining several pedals off one output (as long as you are careful about not exceeding 120mA) and doubling up the voltage using 2 outputs.
I'd say it's one con is that it's only got 5 outputs. However with daisy chaining using the supplied cables you can plug 9 pedals in. I know that by using an additional daisy chain cable it was enough to run my larger board of 12 pedals.
But that said at about £30 all in I'd probably just by another and run 2 of them together and I've still spend less than half of what a fueltank would have cost me.
Not everything branded Harley Benton is great but price and general quality of the brand means it's usually worth a gamble. This, for it's price, is unbeatable.
Best in class
Almost too good to be true
The Harley Benton PowerPlant Junior is everything it should be and more, it silently powers my 8 pedals without a sound. Isolated outputs were something I desperately needed due to a noisy Boss DS1, and this baby duly delivers. My DS1 based troubles are now well and truly behind me thanks to the Harley Benton PowerPlant Junior.
Another notable plus point is it's footprint, it's tiny for what it is. I only have a small (but well rammed) pedal board so size was another important consideration. Which yet again the PowerPlant delivered upon.
When compared to competitor products of a similar price I don't think you can put anything above the PowerPlant. It really is a steal for the price, there's nothing out there of a similar quality at this price point. I genuinely can't recommend this product enough. If I lost this I'd definitely buy a replacement without a second thought.
Stop considering it, get it bought!
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|available since||September 2011|
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