How does the 1 SPOT work with Line 6 modeling pedals? Don’t they require AC and use 1200mA of current?
Well, it does say “9VAC 1200mA” on the back of the Line 6 pedals, but they don’t really use that. That is simply the output rating of the POD adapter which the modeling pedals also use. If you think about it, the Line 6 pedals take batteries, don’t they? Batteries are DC, not AC, so the pedals must really run on DC voltage. So how do they work with a 9VAC POD adapter? The modeling pedals have a bridge rectifier at the power input jack which immediately converts AC to DC where the adapter plugs in. And regarding the 1200mA of current the pedals are supposedly using, it’s really more in the range of 350mA. That’s still more than an average adapter can handle, but the 1 SPOT can handle two Line 6 pedals and have plenty of juice left over for several ordinary stomp boxes. Why Line 6 didn’t come out with a separate adapter for the modeling pedals, I don’t know, but the 1 SPOT makes an excellent alternative to the bulky single-purpose POD adapter.