Review: Sanyo Pedal Juice Eneloop 9V Rechargeable Power Supply

Pedal Juice by Sanyo is a state of the art 9V rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for your effects!

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a major electronics company whose headquarters is located in Osaka Japan. Sanyo targets the middle of the market and has over 230 Subsidiaries and Affiliates. On December 21, 2009, Panasonic completed a $4.5 billion acquisition making Sanyo a new subsidiary of Panasonic.

Innovation For Your Pedal Board

Pedal Juice is a new product from the makers at Sanyo and directly marketed for guitar players. The beauty behind Pedal Juice is that it is a rechargeable 9V Lithium-Ion battery that replaces the need for equipping each of your various guitar effects pedals with its own 9-volt battery or AC power adapter. As you may know, it’s a major drag when your pedal suddenly stops working during rehearsal or at a gig because your battery died and worse yet, you have no replacement 9-volt batteries on hand. Well fret not, Pedal Juice is here at your disposal!

Substance and Style

Upon opening the device, I was instantly impressed. The packaging was very well done. Sanyo obviously did their research on how to build and market a device that would appeal to gear heads who demand quality and simplicity. The device itself is about that same size as a typical Boss effects pedal. Its white in color and has a cool sleek style. It looks like it could have been designed by Apple (think iPod or Macbook) and the clean and simple design is really easy to incorporate with any size pedal board.

Up to 50 hours of continuously clean, stable power

When running one pedal, say your favorite distortion pedal… Pedal Juice will continuously power that effect for up to 50 hours. Adding more pedals reduces the overall amount of continuous power, however even if you are running a pedal board with a few effects, a wah and tuner all daisy chained to Pedal Juice, you would still be able to get a few gigs on a single charge. When you are ready to recharge the unit, just plug it into a standard power outlet with the included charging cable and 3.5 hours later you are back in business.

Eliminates AC Ground Loops

Pedal Juice also has a hidden secret weapon built in. When you power effects with 9V batteries or plug into various AC adapters it is normal to also get hum, hiss or other unwanted noise. Pedal Juice incorporates cutting edge technology that will eliminate AC ground loops so that your tone is clean, crisp and just how you want it!

Green Light, Go!

The device is equipped with an easy to locate push style on/off power button and the LED lights offer three colors: green, yellow and red. The color coding is great because it lets you know when (Green) the device is fully charged, (Yellow) is running low, or (Red) it’s time for a charging.

Pros: Powers your effects, Retains long charge, Compact, Rechargeable, Reduces noise, Cool modern style.

Cons: N/A

MSRP – $199

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