Extension Flex Cable 1001 by CIOKS
Extension Flex is a 50cm cable with two RCA plugs, a male one in one end and a female at the other. You can use this Flex cable to make any other Flex cable 50cm longer.
was last modified: March 26th, 2020 by Patrick O'Brien
Flex Cable Type 1 by CIOKS
Type 1 plug - black 5.5/2.1mm centre negative DC-plug, being the most common type, also called the BOSS standard. Available with angled plug (L-shaped) in 4 different lengths: 15, 30, 50 and 80cm and also in a straight version (I-shape) in 50cm length.
was last modified: July 27th, 2019 by Patrick O'Brien
Booster Flex Type 1 by Cioks
With Booster Flex it's easy to make 18V from a single 9V outlet. It's equipped with a step-up converter in the mould placed in the middle of the cable. When you connect the Booster Flex to a 9V outlet, you'll obtain 18V on the other end, which is a type 1 plug - a black 5.5/2.1mm centre negative DC-plug. The most common application is for 18V Wah pedals or the bigger MXR pedals needing 18V. Remember that the maximum current the Booster Flex can deliver is 50mA.
BE CAREFUL when using Booster Flex. There is a risk of damaging one of your 9V pedals by powering it with too high a voltage. Check the specifications of the pedal and if you still have some questions, you're welcome to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and get so
was last modified: October 4th, 2018 by Patrick O'Brien
Parallel Adapter Flex by CIOKS
By using two isolated outlets this parallel adapter Flex gives you the sum of max. currents of the two isolated outlets used. This adapter cable should be used in combination with any of CIOKS standard Flex cables if you need to power pedals with higher current needs. It gives you not only the higher current but also the possibility to choose the type of plug at the pedal end plus the length you need. The plug type and length is determined by the standard Flex cable used with the adapter Flex.
Note: the parallel adapter Flex makes a parallel connection of the two outlets used. These two outlets must be isolated from each other and MUST have the same voltage. You get the sum of max. current ratings and the same voltage as the two outlets have. If you use it with two 9V outlets with 100mA each you’ll still get 9V but the double max. current which in this case is 200mA. If you use it with two 9V outlets with 200mA each you’ll get 9V and max. 400mA. If you use it with two 400mA outlets you’ll get a total of max. 800mA.
Examples of usage:
Powering two Eventide pedals with CIOKS AC10 power supply
If you power an AC pedal using the last AC section of the AC10 power supply (outlet 9 or 10) and at the same time would like to power two Eventide pedals you’d need two isolated sources with a min. of 3-400mA and a voltage of 12V DC to do so. One powerful outlet is available as outlet 6 with 12V DC and max. 600mA. The second powerful 12V DC source you’ll get by combining outlets 3 and 4 in a parallel connection using the parallel adapter Flex. You set both outlets 3 and 4 to 12V DC with the setting switch on the back of the unit (pos. 3 and 4 set to ON) and plug the parallel adapter Flex into these outlets. Connect the grey female RCA plug of the adapter Flex with the green male RCA plug of the type 4 standard Flex. The green DC-plug goes into the Eventide’s adapter socket.
The above described method can be used to power any two high current pedals with the AC10 power supply and not only two Eventides. Just make sure to get the voltage and plug type right.
*** UPDATE - NEW ***
Do not use the parallel adapter Flex with AC outlets.
Powering Line6 M9
The original adapter supplied with Line6 M9 when loaded with this pedal and with nominal mains voltage level supplies the pedal with an AC voltage of 10,6V. The current drawn at this supply voltage changes between 680mA and 720mA.
Since the pedal has several internal switching power supply circuits the current drawn by the pedal is lower the higher voltage it gets (the power drawn stays almost the same then).
Since the pedal draws below 800mA it can be powered of one single 800mA section/outlet of either CIOKS AC Rider, CIOKS AC8, CIOKS AC10 or CIOKS CIOKOLATE. You just need to use the green Flex cable for this pedal and the 9V AC outlet. The parallel adapter Flex is NOT needed. When powered of outlet 9 of the AC10 @ 9V AC the pedal receives 9,6V AC and draws approx 780mA. The voltage is slightly lower than with the original adapter (this is measured in Europe and a mains @ 231V). So in case of a low mains level if you experience strange behaviour of the M9, I'd recommend to switch to the 12V AC outlet (outlet 10 on AC10) and everything should be ok then.
In case with our CIOKOLATE please use outlet 15 and the green Flex cable to power the Line6 M9. On AC Rider outlet 5 should be used and with AC8 power supply please use outlet 7.
BTW, the Line6 M9 rectifies the AC supply voltage to a single DC voltage. This means the pedal also can be powered with a DC voltage with no harm to the pedal. The current draw depends on the voltage you use and we’ve measured the current at the three common DC voltages in pedal business. At 9V DC the M9 draws approx. 600mA, when powered with 12V DC it draws 480mA and at 15V DC the current is 430mA. We do not recommend going higher than 15V DC to avoid overheating or damage to the M9, even if we had customers powering this pedal by accident with 24V and it still worked. So if you wish to power your Line6 M9 with a DC voltage please use any voltage in the range 9-15V and make sure your source is able to supply the current stated here. Please use CIOKS green type 4 Flex cableor another type with a 5.5/2.5mm DC plug at the pedal end. The polarity doesn’t matter.
Considering what I stated above, CIOKS DC10 can therefore also power the Line6 M9. Please use the Parallel adapter Flex followed by the standard green type 4 Flex cable. Plug the Parallel adapter Flex into outlets 8 and 10 @ 12V DC. The green 5.5/2.5mm DC plug goes into the M9. Preferably to avoid any noise issues leave outlets 7 and 9 not used.
was last modified: March 3rd, 2020 by Patrick O'Brien
Series Adapter Flex by CIOKS
By using two isolated outlets this series adapter Flex gives you the sum of voltages of the two isolated outlets used. This adapter cable should be used in combination with any of CIOKS standard Flex cables if want to power an 18V or 24V pedal. It gives you not only the higher voltage but also the possibility to choose the type of plug at the pedal end plus the length you need. The plug type and length is determined by the standard Flex cable used with the adapter Flex. If you’re looking for a simpler way to power an 18V pedal with a standard 5.5/2.1mm centre negative DC-plug (BOSS standard) please have a look at CIOKS Stack Flex.
Note: the series adapter Flex makes a series connection of the two outlets used. These two outlets must be isolated from each other. You get the sum of voltages and not the current (mA). If you use it with two 9V outlets with a 100mA rating each you’ll get 18V and still a max. current of 100mA. If you use it with two 9V outlets with 200mA each you’ll get 18V and max. 200mA. If you use it with two outlets rated to max. 200mA set to 12V you’ll get 24V and still max. 200mA.
Examples of usage:
Diamond Halo Chorus
This pedal needs a voltage in the range 18-24V to operate and draws a current just below 100mA. It needs a 5.5/2.1mm centre positive DC-plug (opposite polarity of BOSS standard) which you’ll find on CIOKS red type 2 standard Flex. By using two isolated 9V outlets with 100mA each available on any product from our professional range and a combination of the series adapter Flex and the red type 2 standard Flex you’ll be able to power this pedal.
Diamond Memory Lane This pedal needs a voltage in the range 18-24V to operate and a current below 200mA. It needs a 5.5/2.1mm centre positive DC-plug (opposite polarity of BOSS standard) which you’ll find on CIOKS red type 2 standard Flex. By using two isolated 9V outlets with 200mA max. current figure each and a combination of the series adapter Flex and the red type 2 standard Flex you’ll be able to power this pedal.
Powering two or three 18V pedals If you have two 18V pedals you can power them with only two 9V outlets and using a combination of the series adapter Flex and the Split Flex. Have you got three 18V pedals you’ll need the series adapter and the 3-way daisy chain to do the job. Remember that these two or three pedals will not be isolated from each other. Whether it’s two or three pedals you need to ensure that the sum of these pedal’s current draw figures (mA) is below the max. current rating of each two outlets you’re using to power them.
If you have any questions or doubts please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
2200 – CIOKS series adapter Flex, 10cm (white)
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If you’re looking for an adapter that gives you the sum of current figures (mA) please have a look at the parallel adapter Flex.
was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Patrick O'Brien
Flex Cable Type 2 by CIOKS
Type 2 plug - red 5.5/2.1mm centre positive DC-plug, less popular but typically used in older or positive ground pedals as for example '69 Pedal, Soulbender or Octafuzz from Fulltone or Voodoo Lab's Proctavia. Also used with all Moogerfoogers, Radial Tonebone pedals, Empress Super Delay or Vintage Delay, high voltage Diamond pedals ex. Memory Lane or Halo Chorus, Roger Linn's Adrenalin or Morpheus Droptune pedal just to mention a few. Available with angled plug (L-shaped) in two lengths: 30 and 50cm.
was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Patrick O'Brien