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      Possibly the only design feature I dislike on the H9 is the lack of a power switch

      I wonder if this might work:

      The spec in the manual states that the barrel is 2.5/5.0 mm

      The switch above is stated to be 2.5/5.5 so perhaps not. However 2.5/5.0 does not seem to be an available option anywhere?

      But any advice would be appreciated.

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      Eventide Staff

      This has been dicussed before on this forum. My observation is that next to no guitar pedals have on/off switches, usually because they are part of a larger system.

      Directly switching the DC power supply to the pedal may create surges, that may reduce the life of the components.

      Our advice is to power ALL parts of your system through a single source (usually a power strip). This has the advantage that you can power off everything with a single switch (put amps on standby first), and will reduce the risk of ground loops.


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      Thanks for the reply. I did see the previous thread.

      However my situation is much like that of the final poster in the thread. I am using the H9 as a device that will be moving around a small studio set up and the power supply that it comes from is deep under a desk and has computers and hard disks hanging off it, niether oif which are going to be happy being power cycled at source each time i want to move the H9 or take it in and out of the current set up. It is not a situation like having the H9 on a pedal board that is going to be switched on and off as a unit.

      Since the only other obvious solution is pulling the power plug in and out of the unit, it seemed to me that addding an inline swith (like that one above) was rather a smart way of avoiding the physical wear and tear and the power spikes that would come with pulling the barrel connector in and out.

      What I was hoping to discover was if the the connector I found with it’s barrel described as 2.5/5/5 mm was likely to fit the H9?

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