Many guitar players use a myriad of different analog- and
modern digital effects pedals. Most of these run on 9V batteries, which don't
last long and are an ongoing expense to replace. An adaptor is a common solution
and a good alternative, however using several pedals together will inevitably
result in a jumble of cables. Alternatively a hum-free adaptor is an expensive
option and may only power a few pedals. Although most effects pedals need
9V supply, there is now an increasing number of pedals that need 12 or 18V
and draw higher current.
For this reason you need special adaptors.
Burkey noticed these problems and came up with a solution:
One central power supply that can power almost every effects pedal in the world.
The Flatliner Pro is specifically designed for use with pedalboards. Its compact, rugged and virtually indestructible build quality will guarantee many years of carefree power supply. No more flat batteries or humming adaptors. No tangled mess of cables on the floor. With our Flatliner you will have a well-organised and reliable power supply setup ready for the wildest performances.
The FLATLINER features 9 completely isolated outputs, ready to power a large pedalboard. Voltages may vary from 3-24 V DC and the FLATLINER can even power 9/12 VAC pedals.
|5 Outputs 9 Volt DC, 200 mA, short-circuit protected with a current-limitation on 200 mA|
|1 Output 12 Volt DC, 200 mA, short-circuit protected with a current-limitation on 200 mA|
|1 Output variable ca. 3-9 Volt ; V = voltage, R = resistance ( 0 20 Ohm)|
|1 Output variable ca. 3-12 Volt ; V = voltage, R = resistance ( 0 20 Ohm)|
|1 Output 9 or 12VAC*, capacity 1000 mA This output is protected with a 1AT fuse (on the rear panel)|
|All outputs are centre negative|
|230VAC 50/60Hz for European power. Configurable for 120VAC/60hz for US power|
|33 Watts max|
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De FLATLINER has 8 DC outputs for the use of 5.5x2.5 mm barrel connectors (Boss-type). These are standard connectors which fit most Ibanez and all Boss, Voodoo Lab and many others.
The 8 DC-outputs are centre-negative , a standard for effects pedals.
Some pedals have reversed polarity (Fulltone '69 en Octafuzz). To prevent damage to your pedal it is important to check the polarity of the input jack of the pedal. A special cross-cable is provided with the FLATLINER to connect to a center positive effectpedal. If you need more cables you can order them on the BURKEY website.
Some pedals need higher voltage supply. Examples are: Boss ACA-type pedals made before August 1997. These need 12VDC to run properly. All Boss PSA-type pedals and post-August 1997 pedals can be run from the 9VDC outlets.
Because all outputs are isolated it is possible to join two 9VDC or 12 VDC outputs in a serial connection to double the voltage to 18 or 24 VDC or a parallel connection to double the current to 400mA. For this you need a special Y-cable which you can order from our on-line store.
Most tube-driven pedals need AC power. FLATLINER V 2.0 can be configured to 12 VAC, instead of standard 9VAC. Other brands that require AC power are EHX (Wiggler, Tubezipper), Mesa Boogie (V-Twin), Boomerang , Hughs & Kettner, Digitech Whammy, Line 6 Pods, DL4, VoodooLab GCX Switcher a.s.o.
Note to Boomerang pedals: The Flatliner Pro works well with the new Boomerang pedals, which require at least 500mA. You needn't worry about polarity because these pedals accept AC, DC neg tip or DC pos tip. We advise you anyway to use the AC outlet ( Boomerangs need 2.5 mm barrelconnectors (cable SC-AF25).
The Line 6 modelling pedals can be powered through the 9VDC (MM4, FM4) or 12VDC (DM4,DL4) outputs. Since these effects draw more current (150-185 mA) than average you can connect one effect with one output. The FLATLINER can power several Line 6 effects simultanously. Note: Line 6 modelling effects have reversed polarity. Use the right cable.
This option gives creative guitarists the opportunity to simulate the special effect that an almost flattened battery causes in some fuzz and overdrive effects. The FLATLINER's dying battery option provides variable voltages from 3-9V and 3-12V, this in combination with variable output resistances, to achieve the right mix. Learn more about the dying battery option.
Your FLATLINER comes with 9 cables, 7 regular, different length, 1 for reversed polarity, 1 for AC output.
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9 completely isolated outputs