Let me guess: you’ve got a trusty old LaCie “Design by F.A. Porsche” external hard drive, but the power supply got lost or broken, so you can’t power it up. There’s an unfamiliar-looking power input on the back with holes and pins, so you’re not sure what power supply to buy to power it up, check it works, and get your files? Everything’s gonna be OK, myVolts is here to help!
So I spent the first weekend in May – the first sunny one of the year I might add – with 17 other like-minded individuals, in a very nice, but practically windowless room, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College making Things That Make Noise.
Once in a while, I talk to a user who is experiencing hum or buzz with their music gear – especially if they’re powering more than 3 or 4 pieces of gear from one power supply. Now, we all know nothing is 100% silent, a teeny tiny bit of noise is expected, but, as anyone who makes music knows, there’s a level at which noise moves from the OK to the unacceptable.
The good news is I’ve found a handy, cheap, solution for this, in the form of a Ground Loop Isolator.
Read on to find out more, and get a discount code for the myVolts shop!
Just a quick reminder that if you’re buying synths, guitar pedals, mini amps, retro consoles or any other fun gear that needs power for Christmas, you’re probably gonna need some power supplies.
If you’re buying online, on Amazon or eBay, double-check the product page or listing to see what’s included with the package, see if you’ll need to get a power adaptor separately. For example, lots of the best-selling Yamaha kids keyboards don’t come with one. That’ll cause tears on Christmas morning, not just for the kids, so be prepared.