Cioks DC7 Power Supply
Since 1991, the Danish company CIOKS has been providing guitar and bass players with reliable power supplies dedicated for effect pedals. After more than a quarter of a century, CIOKS has designed the next Future Power Generation professional power supply dedicated to powering up to seven high current pedals (as well as others with lower current draw) alongside providing power for a smartphone or a tablet via the USB outlet and having a 24V DC auxiliary outlet. The result is CIOKS DC7.
- Extremely compact multi output power supply with switch mode
- 7 isolated outlets
- 660mA at 9V DC on each outlet
- 4 different voltages on each outlet (9, 12, 15, 18V)
- 5V USB outlet
- 24V DC auxiliary outlet
- Expandable with CIOKS 4 or CIOKS 8
- Built-in power meter
- 12 Flex cables included
- Universal mains input 90 to 265VAC
Left On the left side you will find the AC mains input as a standard IEC C14 socket and outlets 1-3 for powering pedals. Right On the right side you have outlets 4-7, the 5V USB outlet and the 24V AUX outlet. Top CIOKS logo has a red LED placed in the middle of the letter ‘O’ and this functions as a global status indicator. For each outlet you have a voltage selector switch and an advanced LED indicator. The three LEDs in the true power meter is also situated on the top of the enclosure. A legend in the middle shows the voltage switch settings with corresponding output voltage values and the maximum current rating at the selected voltage. Front The two holes in the front with metric M4 threads are to be used with the GRIP bracket (sold separately) for mounting to Pedaltrain boards with no drilling required. Bottom The four detachable rubber feet are situated on the bottom of the enclosure. On this same surface you will find 3 holes with metric M4 threads, which should be used for mounting of the power supply to a pedalboard.
Connect the mains power cord to the power supply and AC mains. Set the output voltage for a given outlet to either 9, 12, 15 or 18V depending on the needs of the particular pedal to be powered. Using the right Flex cable type connect your pedal to this outlet. Repeat this with your remaining pedals.
Advanced LED Monitoring feature
Each isolated outlet has its individual LED status indicator. The indicator is lit in normal operation. The LED light gets dim when you operate just on the higher edge of the current mA limit for the voltage you have chosen on the given outlet. If you overload or short circuit an outlet, the respective LED indicator turns off. The light intensity of the status LED will be higher when the output voltage is set to a higher value than 9V being 12, 15 or 18V.
True power meter
The three small 2mm LEDs on top of the DC7 form a true power meter showing the total load of the power supply. When none of these three LEDs are lit the total load is below 40% of the total 48W. When the load is above 40% you see the green LED turn on. At loads higher than 70% both the green and yellow LEDs are lit. When you exceed the 90% of the total maximum load all three LEDs will be lit.
Global status indicator
If the DC7 operates within its total maximum output power limit of 48W and everything functions normally the red LED inside the letter O in CIOKS logo will be lit. If the power supply is globally overloaded this global status indicator will turn off. The operation of the DC7 is maintained and your pedals are still powered. The show must go on, but you are just about to lose it. If the global overload is severe or the 24V AUX outlet is short circuited the main AC/DC converter of the DC7 goes into hiccup mode and both the CIOKS LED and all seven status LEDs will be pulsing. The power to your pedals is cut off. The DC7 in hiccup mode will not damage your pedals.
CIOKS offers a wide selection of different Flex cable types for connection your pedals to the power supply. Below you see a list of the included Flex cables with your unit:
What´s in the box
- CIOKS DC7 power supply
- Mains power cord
- 12 Flex cables:
- Standard Flex type 1 – black with 5,5/2,1mm centre negative DC plug x7
- Standard Flex type 2 – red with 5,5/2,1mm centre positive DC plug x1
- Standard Flex type 4 – green with 5,5/2,5mm centre positive DC plug x1
- Standard Flex type 5 – black with tip positive 3,5mm Jack plug x1
- Split Flex type 1 – powers two pedals of a single outlet x1
- 3-way Daisy chain Flex type 1 – powers three pedals of a single outlet x1
- Mounting hardware: 2 screws and a hex-key
- Product sheet (drill guide)
- Flex guide
Split Flex should be used if you would like to power two pedals with the same voltage using only one outlet. In the same manner you should use the 3-way daisy chain if you wish to power three pedals of one outlet. For further information about Flex cables please have a look at the included Flex cable selection guide or visit CIOKS web site.
For more info, check Cioks website.