Mission Engineering has introduced an innovative new pedal board power converter called the Mission 529. Instead of utilizing a 9-volt power supply, the unit uses USB power.
“Since USB is so popular and pervasive, there is a huge choice of different wall chargers, batteries, and other USB power ports, with a wide range of features and price points,” Mission points out. “To some extent, it would just be easier if we could power effects pedals from USB. That was the thinking behind the Mission 529. The 529 takes a 5V USB input and converts it to 9V pedal power ports.”
The Mission 529 offers four isolated 150mZ outputs as well as a 500mA high power output for pedals with higher current requirements. The power input can be powered by most USB power devices, including USB wall chargers used for phones or tablets. Mission includes one with the 529. You can also use a USB rechargeable battery pack. “Smaller 1A packs will be enough for a few pedals. 2.1A packs will allow you to use more plus those with higher current demands such as some digital pedals,” Mission explains. “If you need more than the 5 outputs, you can chain two 529 units together and use them with a 2.1A USB power source to power up to 10 pedals.”
The Mission Engineering 529 carries a retail price of $149.
Mission Engineering 529 USB Pedal Power Supply Features:
|Four isolated 150mA outputs|
|One 500mA output|
|Can Be Linked To Power 10 Devices|