RUNNING ON FUEL
- MAINS input power plug, 3-pin standard plug
- Voltage selector, 115/230 volts
- Eight 9-volt DC output plugs, all sharing the same ground.
Giving a total of 500 mA
- One 12-volt DC output with isolated ground, giving 500 mA
- One 12-volt AC output with isolated ground, giving 500 mA
- Slow burning fuse 250V 250mA
This is the Classic FuelTank that has 3 different output sections: 9 volt DC, 12 volt DC and 12 volt AC. Each section is isolated.
No more batteries to change. No more tangled cables to trip over. FuelTank is the perfect power supply unit for guitarists who want to focus on their performance, not their gear.
Delivering 1.500 mA through ten DC plugs, FuelTank powers all your pedals – keeping you running on full power night after night.
With a compact design, FuelTank fits conveniently every pedal board including the T-Rex ToneTrunk effect board. And it comes with all the cables you need to get you up and running. The dimensions of the FuelTank are: (WxHxD) 160 x 39 x 81mm (inches 6,29 x 1,53 x 3,18).
FuelTank delivers 1.500 mA of reliable power. Two of the ten outputs provide 12-volt power with isolated ground – one DC and the other AC, for AC pedals.
Listen up, there is a lesson to learn!
When you want to power your pedal from the FuelTank Classic or any other power supply, there are two things you need to know about your pedal:
1. What voltage does your pedal accept to be driven?
You need to find this information in the pedal users manual or on the pedal. Most pedals today accept 9 or 12 volt. Some need 18 volt. If there is a battery container in the pedal it usually just needs 9 volt, but often it also accepts 12 volt.
All T-Rex pedals can run on 12 volt. Some (the ones with battery container) can also run on 9 volt. But they accept any voltage between 9 and 12 volt.
If your pedal get´s less than the voltage it needs, there is no danger. It will not break or burn. It just sounds different or says nothing at all. Some musicians even use old batteries, that gives less power and therefore the pedal gives another sound - which they like.
If your pedal get¨´s more voltage than it needs, there is danger that the pedal will break or even burn. If you are lucky, it will have a fuse inside (to be replaced), but most pedals don't.
2. How much power does your pedal consume?
You need to find this information in the pedal users manual or on the pedal in terms of a sticker, if you are lucky. If your pedal has a battery container, it usually consumes very little power, like 20 - 40 mA. If your pedal comes with an adapter, it consumes a lot more power. That can vary from 100 mA to 1.200 mA, or even more.
Now you are ready to buy and connect your pedal(s) to a power supply.
If you have a combination of pedals that accept 9 or 12 volt, you have come to the right place, FuelTank Classic. The Classic even gives 12 volt AC, if you have a pedal that needs that kind of voltage.
If you have more pedals that accept 9 volt and together uses less than 500 mA, you can run them all from one output on the Classic 9 volt section - by using the link cable. One end of the link cable goes in one of the 9 volt outputs on the FuelTank Classic. The other plugs on the link cable goes into the pedals one by one. The order is irrelevant.
If you have more pedals that accept 12 volt and together uses less than 500 mA, you can run them all from the 12 volt DC output on the Classic - by using the link cable. One end of the link cable goes in the 12 volt output. The other plugs on the link cable goes into the pedals one by one. The order is irrelevant.
If you have a pedal that accepts 12 volt, but consumes more than 500 mA. You cannot use the FuelTank Classic. You need the FuelTank Chameleon and a green current doubler cable. This cables goes from two outputs on the Chameleon to one input on your pedal. Remember to set the outlets to the same voltage.
If you have a pedal that only accepts 18 volt, you cannot use the Classic. You need the FuelTank Chameleon or the FuelTank Junior and the yellow voltage doubler cable. If you have a pedal that accepts 12 volt AC and consumes less than 500 mA (like the T-Rex Replica), you simply connect it to the AC output on the Classic or the Chameleon using the red cable.
Please note that it is NOT possible to use the green current doubler cable and the yellow voltage doubler cable on the FuelTank Classic. The 9V outputs on The FuelTank Classic are not isolated.
Please note that a lot of 9 volt pedals on the market accepts 12 volt. Lot's of people are not aware of this, because they usually juts use a 9 volt battery to drive the pedal or a 9 volt power supply.
Please note that all FuelTanks and all T-Rex pedals have minus as center, which is normal on the market. That means the center pin in the DC plugs. Very few pedals use the opposite: Center pin is positive. If you have a twisted pedal like that, then you need to purchase a polarity inverter cable.
Please note the power distributors on the market. People and manufacturers call them power supplies, even though they are not. They don't have a transformer core inside. They are usually powered by an adapter and the power is then just distributed in the box to more output plugs - sometimes in different voltage. Often all outputs share the same ground, which can give noise.
T-Rex FuelTanks are all real power supplies with real transformers inside, developed in Denmark and produced by a Danish transformer company, that works together with T-Rex.
Any of the FuelTanks meets the demands for a modern power supply. Solid design, no noise, lots of outputs, cables included, variable mains input (115/230 volt), input fuse inside.