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Virtual Battery

$39.00
(4 reviews) Write a Review
Virtual Battery. Available with Battery Connection or DC Plug

There's no getting away from it, some pedals just sound better on batteries. From Germanium Fuzz Faces to Wah pedals sometimes only a battery will do.

If you try to power them from a non-isolated source, such as a daisy chain, they can be noisy and in some cases can even damage your precious pedals. 

How would you like all the benefits of batteries with none of the drawbacks? 

TheGigRig Virtual Battery is the answer. 

Available with a DC connector (VB-DC) or a battery clip (VB-BC)

The GigRig Virtual Battery is designed to deliver filtered, isolated 250mA of almost totally noise and hum free 9V DC power for guitar
effects.

Isolation:
The Virtual Battery output is totally isolated up to 1000V. This means that there is no direct connection between the inputs and the outputs of the Virtual Battery. Isolation is achieved using a miniature toroidal transformer. This solves most hum and noise problems associated with many effects pedals and other guitar
equipment.

Virtual Fuse:
The Virtual Battery contains an output safety fuse. This fuse is designed to blow at continuous currents of over 300mA. However, being a virtual fuse, it will re-heal approximately 4 seconds after the load has been removed.

Virtual Internal Resistance:

The Virtual Battery is designed with an internal resistance of 10 Ohms. Just like old carbon-zinc batteries the voltage will drop to 6.5V DC at a load of 250mA. The Virtual Battery is designed to emulate older carbon batteries as some effects pedals (such as vintage Fuzz & Wah-Wah pedals) can actually sound better when used with these older higher internal resistance batteries.

Variable ‘Sag’ Voltage:
The Virtual Battery also features a variable ‘sag’ control (this is a small user pre-set voltage control situated just above the Virtual Battery output lead) By using a small jeweller’s flat-head screwdriver you can lower the voltage to emulate the ‘dying battery’ effect beloved of many Fuzz and other vintage pedal aficionado’s.

The key here is experimentation – use your ears to see what works for you.

Technical

Input Voltage 9.0V +/- 10%
Output Voltage +/- 5%
Isolation 1000V
Isolation Resistance 500Meg ohm
Case Black ABS plastic.
Usable Temperature Range -10 to +50 Deg C
Efficiency 74%
Isolation Capacitance 4.7nF

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  • 5
    Delicious when paired with an Analogman Sun Face

    Posted by Mason H on Mar 28th 2019

    Get all that germanium goodness when powered by this little brick, and what to even say about the SAG! So satisfying

  • 5
    Virtual Battery

    Posted by Jim LaRue on Nov 19th 2018

    Got this to power up a vintage Tone Bender that would not power up with a simple OneSpot + battery clip adapter. Works great with the Virtual Battery, and with a huge bonus of greatly reducing hum from the pedal.

  • 5
    Virtual Bat

    Posted by Thomas on Apr 29th 2018

    I put one of these in my original project box Fulltone 69 pedal. The pedal will not work with standard power supply cables as it has a positive pin. The sound is incredible with power supply reliability and convenience. Just like the old Black cat 9 volts.

  • 5
    Sag it and forget it!

    Posted by Justin Mullinix on Aug 11th 2017

    Great idea from the GigRig team. Threw one on my X-1 Wah and I couldn't be happier. You can absolutely notice the difference.