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Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 2
I've ordered and received a power supply for my Mic Mechanic 2 as per specifications on all the websites 9v @ 670 ma. It's the TC helicon power plug 9. When I plug it in and turn the switch on, all I get is a blinking red led in the top right corner of the box. What could possibly be going on with this? Am I doing something wrong? Pedal works fine with the aa batteries...help!
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Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Volunteer Moderator
Hi Jason,

Welcome to the forum. Did you check the polarity of the output? The polarity of the power adapter has to be the same as the Mic Mechanic 2 (eg negative center).
Paul Vannatto, Volunteer Forum Administrator and Moderator

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 2
Paul,
I checked the polarity on the pedal and the power plug 9. Both show negative center.
Jason

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Triber Moderator
Hey Jason,
The Mic Mechanic 2 should work with the PowerPlug 9, I've tried that myself... It's the TC-Electronic supply, right? TC-Helicon doesn't make a 9 volt. Can you please take a picture of your supply - specifically the label showing input and output? Does it work if you power on your pedal with batteries in it and the power supply attached? And just out of curiosity, where'd you purchase it from?

FYI the Mic Mechanic 2 needs 9 volts direct current, 670 milliamps, center negative.
Spencer Larsen - Testing Engineer @ TC Helicon, MUSIC Tribe. Our Support Team is always available for more urgent assistance.

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 2
I'm at work right now and cant take a picture of the supply itself but here's the info from Amazon...

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 2
it does work with batteries in and power supply attached.

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 1
Spencer Larsen;123444 wrote:
FYI the Mic Mechanic 2 needs 9 volts direct current, 670 milliamps, center negative.


Can you please advise the actual current draw of the MM2? The user manual states 670mA as per your quote, but the web page specs show 300mA.

I am looking at buying one to put on my guitar pedal board, which is powered by a 1Spot Pro CS12 power supply. I have limited capacity left after my guitar pedals - 670mA would kill it, but I can manage 300mA.

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Volunteer Moderator
You should normally not be able to destroy anything by testing it with your current power supply.

However, I personally don't like to run my power supplies at its limit and prefer to have some headroom.
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Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Contributor - Level 1
Thanks, but I think you've missed the point. I am deciding whether or not to buy one.

If it requires 670mA, I won't buy one because I can't power it off my power supply. If it only requires 300mA, I will buy one.

The problem is contradictory information on the website and in the user manual.

Re: Power supply for Mic Mechanic 2

Triber Moderator
Actual power draw of the Mic Mechanic 2 is 9V 300mA but some places say 670mA from when they were of the mindset "get users to buy higher amperage just to be sure their supplies work." I've used it at 300mA and this is also what it says on the pedal itself.
Spencer Larsen - Testing Engineer @ TC Helicon, MUSIC Tribe. Our Support Team is always available for more urgent assistance.