Stage and studio recording musicians often need to replace the 9V batteries in their effect pedals long before they have been fully exhausted in order to prevent any disruption during a live performance.
This results in a lot of 9V batteries being purchased and then discarded…to the tune a lot of gig money thrown in the trash.
The SANYO Pedal Juice™ (KBC-9V3U) is equipped with a high-capacity SANYO eneloop rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology which provides stable, long-lasting 9V power for music effects devices.
Pedal Juice can power a 10mA effects pedal for up to 50 hours (depending on the number of pedals on your board), or a 100mA pedal board for up to 27 hours. With a 500mA current draw (more typical in large multi-effects applications, or in powering synthesizers and multi-track recorders), Pedal Juice can provide steady 9V DC power for almost five hours compared a 9V battery which will operate for about 30 minutes time.
The Pedal Juice eliminates dark room searches for power outlets that are not being used as well as “electrical noise interference” and hum that’s often added to the signal path.
A three-stage power indicator makes it easy to see the remaining battery power level. The LED light changes color in three stages from green (over 60% power remaining), to orange (30% to 60% remaining), to red (less than 30%). This enables musicians to see the battery level, at a glance, during their performances.
The Pedal Juice has two DC 9V outputs with a maximum output of 2,000mA and a negative polarity. You can hook up more than two pedals, but you will need to daisy chain them with some optional cables (not included in the box).
In my opinion, this is a very innovative product that’s way overdue and can potentially eliminate electrical connection issues that plague many musicians during set-up time.