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Sanyo reveals Pedal Juice rechargeable 9V battery solution for musicians

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Sanyo's new Pedal Juice rechargeable power supply removes the need for a gig bag full of 9V batteries and also takes care of annoying hum caused by some AC outlets
Sanyo's new Pedal Juice rechargeable power supply removes the need for a gig bag full of 9V batteries and also takes care of annoying hum caused by some AC outlets
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Pedal Juice is water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 standards
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Pedal Juice is water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 standards
The unit sports two Dc outputs
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The unit sports two Dc outputs
Traffic light LED system instantly informs the user of the device's remaining power
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Traffic light LED system instantly informs the user of the device's remaining power
The 2.5 x 4.7 x 1.7 inch power source can be "recharged hundreds of times, thereby eliminating the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries"
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The 2.5 x 4.7 x 1.7 inch power source can be "recharged hundreds of times, thereby eliminating the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries"
Sanyo's new Pedal Juice rechargeable power supply removes the need for a gig bag full of 9V batteries and also takes care of annoying hum caused by some AC outlets
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Sanyo's new Pedal Juice rechargeable power supply removes the need for a gig bag full of 9V batteries and also takes care of annoying hum caused by some AC outlets

Pedal Juice, Sanyo's latest Eneloop rechargeable battery solution, offers musicians some relief from a gig bag full of 9V batteries. It could also help cut down annoying AC hum that some wall outlet connections seem to generate, and provide hours of clean, stable DC power for individual pedals, multi-effect units or portable recorders.

Having to constantly source 9V alkaline batteries for stomp boxes is an annoyance that plagues working musicians and bedroom enthusiasts alike. Sometimes it's fairly easy to locate a wall socket to power a favored effects pedal or board, but that could just lead to more problems, unwelcome hum being one of them. With the help of feedback from musicians, Sanyo hopes that its new power solution will solve many such frustrations.

The unit sports two Dc outputs
The unit sports two Dc outputs

The Pedal Juice 9V power supply for effects pedals contains a 3.7V, 7.35Ah rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with Eneloop technology that provides direct current to connected devices via two DC outputs, with a maximum output of 2,000mA from each. Fully charging in 3.5 hours, Sanyo claims that it can then provide musicians with 50 hours of continuous use for a single 10mA analog effects pedal, 20 hours for three digital devices, or 27 hours for a 100mA effects board.

Pedal Juice is water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 standards
Pedal Juice is water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 standards

Water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 standards, the 2.5 x 4.7 x 1.7 inch power source can be "recharged hundreds of times, thereby eliminating the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries." A traffic light LED system instantly informs the user of the device's remaining power - once you hit the red zone, you have under 30 per cent charge left. Additionally, no AC ground loops means a hum-free clean signal.

The Pedal Juice (or Eneloop KBC-9V3U to use its technical name) will be available very shortly for a list price of US$199.99.

3 comments
Anumakonda Jagadeesh
Marvelous Idea. Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
marshall91t
This is genious, as a musician I know the tedious need for 9v batteries, or expensive and usually heavy power rigs/distributors for pedals. One fault, ony two outputs? That could be a drawback as a lot of guitarists use a sequence of 4 effects boxes....
Mike Donovan
@ marshall91t - guess you\'re supposed to buy two of them. Or four rechargeable 9V bats