A while back I posted an article about my newLine 6 wireless microphones and I mentioned just how much I like the Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries. These batteries come fully charged, ready to use out of the box and they hold a charge better than any of my previous experiences with rechargeable type batteries. I use these in all my gear that takes AA type batteries.
Well now Sanyo has come out with a battery specifically focused at musicians….the Sanyo Pedal Juice 9V Rechargeable Mobile Booster (that’s quite a name). This one is made to sit right on your pedalboard and power your pedals (assuming you have any room left).
Here’s their product description:
9V Lithium-Ion battery featuring SANYO eneloop technology Up to 50 hours of continuous, quiet, clean, stable power – from the first note to the last Eliminates AC ground loops – so your tone comes through loud and clear Two 9V DC outputs – power multiple devices; pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders 3-stage LED indicator – provides power level status Single on/off button – no need to unplug pedals Rechargeable hundreds of times – saves money and the environment.
At $150 it’s still quite a luxury item, but it maybe a good fit if you’re traveling a lot or just need a simple setup to get on and off the stage quickly. It’s at least something to keep in the back of your mind the next time you’re wondering how you’re going to get power to your board.