1 SPOT Technology… what does that mean, and why should you care? Technically, it’s switching power supply technology, which is very different than what anyone has ever put inside a power brick. Typically, you would find just a big transformer and a handful of small electronic components inside a
1 SPOT Technology… what does that mean, and why should you care? Technically, it’s switching power supply technology, which is very different than what anyone has ever put inside a power brick. Typically, you would find just a big transformer and a handful of small electronic components inside a power brick… the old tech that hasn’t changed in decades and has a lot of limitations. Truetone took the same triple filtered switching power supply technology found in their famous 1 SPOT and scaled it up to make the 1 SPOT Pro models. With much more space to work with, Truetone can eliminate noise, provide total electrical isolation between outputs, create multiple voltages, and still give you the ability to use it anywhere in the world.
A significant benefit of using a switching power supply is that it can handle far more current (power being pulled out of it) than any transformer-based power supply. Although Truetone had to put power rating labels on each output to satisfy certification agencies, the outputs can generally handle far more than the label shows. For example, you can connect a 300mA pedal to a 200mA output, without causing any problems. With a transformer-based power supply, you can’t get away with that. The important thing is not to exceed the total of all the labels. With a CS7, the output labels add up to 1900mA total. That means the total current draw of all your pedals should be less than 1900mA. That overall current rating is roughly double the current load of the most common power brick for a lot less money.
Total Outputs: 12 Maximum Total Current Output: 3000mA Total 9Vdc Outputs: 9 9/12Vdc Outputs (switchable): 4 18Vdc Outputs: 2 9Vac Outputs: 1 Variable 4-9Vdc Outputs: 1 Can mount under Pedaltrain Jr., PT2 and Pro boards Comes with Pedaltrain mounting brackets Dimensions: 8.12" x 3.37" x 2.0" Weight: 2.35 lbs.