Sanyo Pedal Juice introduced


Sanyo is well known for their line of Eneloop products that comprise mainly of rechargeable batteries that work right out of the box, alongside a bicycle that has a built-in battery to help you tackle those mean uphill slopes if you happen to live in areas like San Francisco. Well, here is yet another effort from the Japanese electronics giant to keep the earth green in the form of the Sanyo Pedal Juice, which in essence is a a 9V DC Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery device that will target musicians who want to find a new (and cleaner, greener) way for musicians to power their effects pedals, multi-effect devices, and mobile recorders. Expect to see it hit leading national music retailers and distributors throughout the U.S. before the month is over for $199.99 a pop

Sanyo’s Pedal Juice is said to be developed to meet the needs of both professional and entry-level musicians, where a solitary Pedal Juice battery is able to offer up to 50 hours of non-stop, stable power for a single analog pedal or up to 20 hours of continuous power to three digital pedals. This is made possible thanks to the eneloop 9V rechargeable lithium-ion battery within that does away with the need for AC power. Apart from that, it will ensure that the output voltage remains much more stable for longer periods of time without running the risk of AC ground looping noise. You will be able to recharge the battery hundreds of times, hence doing your bit to eliminate the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries.

The Sanyo Pedal Juice will feature a couple of DC outputs, which means it can power multiple devices such as pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders. You will be able to use the Pedal Juice to offer portable battery power to a single pedal or can be used to power several pedals simultaneously. Sanyo also threw in a 3-stage visible LED power indicator to show the remaining power level with green, orange, and red LED lights, making it a whole lot easier for musicians to see at a glance. It is also water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 compliance level, which means you can spray water all over the stage during rehearsal as a celebratory move without worrying about short circuiting this little battery that could.

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Richard Says: March 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

This looks awesome.
Thanks for the review – I’m going to check it out this weekend.

I’ve been looking for a better power solution – been using 9volts cause the wall sound sounds like crap but I hate the aggrevation of always needing new batteries, and it def. adds up – I spend too much $$$ on them.

My gear is pretty damn good – and I want my sound to sound like it.

Sarah Says: April 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

I use mine to pedal my whole board.
IMHO It’s a great investment
I’ve saved more than the price in 9 volts (paid $150 at Musicians’ Friend)
And I think it sounds even better than when I used regualr batteries…even more crisp.

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