Diago Powerstation

3000mA of power to your pedalboard - power up to 30 pedals.


  • Diago Powerstation

    9V 3000mA Effects Pedal Power Supply

    The Diago Powerstation is the ultimate pedal board power supply. It will power from 1 to 30 pedals without noise or hum.

    Powering multiple effects pedals has long been a problem, and there are many power supplies available at varying costs, quality, compatibility and performance. Most pedal power supplies are transformer type, linear regulated designs, which are cheap to design and develop, but are expensive to make (and therefore buy), noisier, bigger, heavier and they get much hotter!

    Cheaper power supplies are usually under-rated, unregulated, poorly filtered designs that polute your guitar's signal with splurges of noise and hum. More expensive power supplies are often engineering marvels, but there really is no need and they cost far too much.

    The Diago Powerstation uses switch mode technology, making it quiet, light, efficient and small, reliably powering your pedals so you can concentrate on making music.
     

    10 reasons why you should buy a Diago Powerstation:
    • It will power over 95% of pedals, including some quirky stuff like the Line 6 Stompbox Modelers (DL4, DM4, FM4 & MM4).
    • It can power from 1 to 30 pedals (with enough daisy chain cables) with ease.
    • It automatically supplies the required amount of current, up to 3,000mA which is:
      • 10 x most plug top / wall wart type power supplies
      • 6 x the Power Bank / Signal Flex
      • 4 x the £160 Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2
    • It's quiet - uses studio quality components for hum and noise free operation.
    • It's small - much like the power supply you'd get with a laptop.
    • It's light - so it can be Velcroed down to your pedal board (Velcro supplied).
    • It's tough - the heavy duty ABS case is durable and shock resistant.
    • It's efficient - around 80% compared with around 45% for those mentioned above, so it doesn't get hot.
    • It will work in any country without the need for step-up or step down transformers (accepts 90-264V AC input at 50-60Hz). We supply the correct 2m (6ft) mains cable when you buy it in your own country, and it's possible to buy ones for other countries if you go on tour or move abroad.
    • It's safe - the design includes short circuit and voltage protection, and meets all national and international safety regulations so that you or your pedals won't fry!
  • Compatability

    The Deluxe Daisy Chains (one supplied with each Powerstation) will power most 9V DC pedals that follow the Boss convention of 2.1mm, centre-negative barrel plugs, including most by Boss, Danelectro, Dunlop, Digitech, Ibanez, Korg, Morley, MXR and Zoom.

    For other pedals, we have a wide range of Adaptors that attach to the Daisy Chain, allowing the Powerstation to supply power to virtually any pedalboard.

    We have compiled a comprehensive list of widely-available effects pedals. Click below to see which adaptors you need.

  • Tech Spec

    Model Diago Powerstation PS-01
    Output 9V DC @ 3000 mA (27W)
    Input 90-264VAC @ 50-60Hz
    Efficiency ~80%
    Line Regulation ±0.5% max
    Load Regulation ±1% max
    Mains Cable Inlet 2m figure 8 lead IEC320-C8
    Output Barrel 2.1 x 5.5 x 12mm female barrel, centre -ve
    Dimensions 105mm(L) x 44mm(W) x 29mm(D)
    Protection Short circuit, overload & over voltage protection
    Operating Temperature 0°C to +40°C
    Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
    Approval CE, UL, cUL, TUV, CB, BSMI, RoHS and WEEE
    Weight ~200g
    Package
    • 1x Diago Powerstation Power Supply
    • 1x Diago Deluxe Daisy Chain
    • 1x 2m mains power cable
  • Reviews

    Guitar World - September 2011

    More reviews coming soon.

  • Product Manual:

  • FAQ

    Boss ACA 12V Pedals

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    Q) I have an old Boss ACA style pedal that requires 12V DC, yet you say that your Powerstation (which is 9V DC) can power it?

    A) Yep - just so long as you're powering at least one other normal 9V pedal in the chain, then it'll work just fine. The old Boss ACA pedals use 9V batteries don't they? The DC input jacks on the back are hooked up to a current limiting resistor to drop the internal voltage from 12V to 9V. Hooking up a 12V ACA pedal with one or more other 9V pedals bypasses this resistor so that it will work just fine with a highly regulated 9V supply like the Diago Powerstation. So why design pedals to run from 9V batteries or a 12V power supply? For those who are interested.......... At the time when Boss first started making pedals, unregulated power supplies were the norm. With an unregulated power supply; as the current load is increased (in this case as you try to power more and more pedals) the voltage drops. If the voltage drops your pedals can either sound crap or there may not even be enough voltage for it to work at all. So Boss designed their unregulated pedal power supply to be 12V DC, and put a current limiting resistor in the DC input of every pedal, so that different loading wouldn't have so much of an effect on the 9V needed to power the pedal. Now that we have access to well regulated supplies, it's not an issue any more.

    Line 6 9V AC DL4, DM4, FM4, MM4

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    Q) You say the Powerstation can power the Line 6 Stompbox Modellers (DL4, DM4, FM4 & MM4), yet the Powerstation is 9V DC and they require 9V AC. How does that work?

    A) The official Line 6 adaptor is 9V AC. However, like most pedals and other electronics, the Line 6 Stompbox Modelers are powered by 9V DC internally. Next to the power input socket on the back is a bridge rectifier (which converts AC to DC) on the power input, so it can be powered from 9V AC or DC. The Green Adaptor is designed so that 9V DC bypasses the bridge rectifier. It works just fine with no problems and no detrimental effect on your pedals. You want further proof? The Stompbox Modelers can also be powered by batteries - batteries are DC....

  • Alternatives

    The Diago Powerstation is not the only power supply available but, with a rating of 3000mA and when used in conjunction with our range of plug adaptors, power adaptors and isolators, it will reliably power almost any pedalboard.
    We've compiled a list of most popular alternatives to allow you to make your own informed decision, and decide on the best solution for you.
    View it here.