The Power List is basically a collection of current draw figures for lots of guitar effects pedals. You can use it to figure out how much power you need from a power supply, or (which might be just as frequent) to find out why a certain pedal won’t work from the power supply you have… 🙂

This list isn’t complete – not by a longshot – but more a collection of findings. The list is updated as new measurements come in, so check back if your pedal isn’t listed. Or better yet, measure it yourself (here’s how), let me know the result, and I’ll include it in the list – assuming it is a measurement I find reasonably believable 😉

You can submit your measurements using the contact form at the bottom of this page, or e-mail me directly if you prefer (address in the footer).

List basics:

Unless otherwise noted, if there are two current draw figures posted (for instance 12/14 mA) they refer to the bypass/active modes. For the most part, though, only the higher figure is posted. After all, you are planning on eventually turning those pedals on, right? 🙂

Also, there is at least one manufacturer where the xx/xx figures refer to current draw at different voltages. There’s always the exception… 🙂

Voltage and polarity is assumed to be 9vDC center negative, except where specified.

The list itself

Here are direct links to the different pages in the list. You can also use the ”category view” link in the menu above (or in the category list to the right), if you prefer that style of navigation.

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