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October 6, 2015 by

Powering the Korg Volca from any USB port!

I recently wrote an article about powering a Korg Volca from the mains – but here at MyVolts, we’ve got exciting news: we’ve developed and manufactured a unique new cable that lets you power a Korg Volca from any USB port!
It works with the Volca Beats, Volca Keys, Volca Sample and Volca Bass.

More choices

That means you can power the Volca from a laptop, desktop, USB hub, iPhone charger, a port on a USB hub, a USB battery – or any other place you have a USB type A port.

USB type A port

USB type A port

All USB ports have both power and data – so you can even use the USB port of, say, a MIDI controller to power your Volca.

More flexibility

No matter where in the world you bought your Volca, or where in the world you’re using it to create sounds, you can power it without worrying about plugging it into a wall socket. USB is the same worldwide, so you can just connect it to a USB port and away you go!

5V to 9V USB converter cable

5V to 9V USB converter cable

Fewer bulky plugs

Mains plugs take up loads of room, and who knows if you can use the same plug for multiple devices, when the specification information is so impenetrable? Well, we’re working on a solution for that at MyVolts, but for now, you can slim down what you carry – our USB cables are tiny, so much smaller than a mains plug.

More efficiency

It takes the 5V DC from a USB port, and turns it into the 9V the Volca needs to run. The Volca draws exactly the amps it needs to work, and there’s no loss of performance at all.
It’s Energy Star level 5 approved, and CE and RoHS certified.

Pick one up from MyVolts – for the Volca Beats, Volca Keys, Volca Sample and Volca Bass.

Korg Volcas

Korg Volcas

Looking to solve a power supply problem? Mail me at caroline AT myvolts DOT co DOT uk – I’ll help you find what you need!

Caroline is a leading authority on power supply adaptors. Although there's not a lot of competition, admittedly. She's been at MyVolts for more than 10 years, is Director of Operations, and works in the Dublin office.

10 thoughts on “Powering the Korg Volca from any USB port!

  1. Pingback: MyVolts Korg Volca splitter cable – power up to 5 Volcas with just one cable | Shameless Plug

    1. Caroline Post author

      Hi Mike – Sure thing, we will be adding cables for the Roland Boutiques shortly.
      Get in touch with me caroline at myvolts period co period uk and we can talk!

  2. sameer uddin

    Hey do you think you can ship this to India.. i tried buying from amazon and it said the seller won’t !

  3. kbass

    I just purchased the adapter – for me its not working because of lots of hum/noise while using the 5 way adapter – any idea??

    1. Caroline Swords Post author

      Hi Klaus – No problem, we’ll sort this for you.

      Just to let you know – there’s been some noise in a handful of cases as extra Volcas are added – it’s environmental, but we’ve not yet pinned down exactly what causes it for the 1 in 200 people who’ve had it.
      We have a simple fix for it in the form of a ground loop isolator, we’ll send you for free.
      My colleague Scott will be on to you, expect a mail from him later, sort this out.


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