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Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter

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The Dunlop ECB-004 18V DC Adapter is a quiet, well-regulated power supply that powers most effects pedals that run on 18 volts. With 500mA of current...Click To Read More About This Product

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Properly power your 18V pedals with an adapter you can count on.

The Dunlop ECB-004 18V DC Adapter is a quiet, well-regulated power supply that powers most effects pedals that run on 18 volts. With 500mA of current, the ECB-004 can even run power supplies such as the DC Brick. 2.1 mm by 5.5 mm positive barrel with negative center.

Note: Be sure to check the label on the power supply to ensure compatibility with your effects pedal. ECB-004 adapters manufactured before summer 2011 had a current rating of 150mA and are not compatible with the DC Brick. Newer ECB-004 manufactured summer 2011 or later, which are marked with a current rating of 1A (500mA), can safely be used with the DC Brick.


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DunlopECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (12)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portable electronics (6)
  • High-end equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (12), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works just like it should.

I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats...Read complete review

I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats through batteries like pacman at a blue ghost benefit for the blind. Just for kicks I tried the ECB-04 on it and shazaam, no heal to hold us back. Just purchased another and both are still going strong.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

do not buy this

If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is...Read complete review

If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is a noisy defective design.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

do not buy this

By Me-kZrDX

from portland, OR

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Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

If you buy this what they will actually send to you is the ecb004 which is a faulty unit, not the ecb-04 which is pictured here. The ecb004 you will actually receive is a noisy defective design.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for my OCD

By Magdiel Cordero

from Glen Burnie, MD

Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

The size is the unique bad thing. But the perfomance for my OCD Fulltone is good, the chamge of voltage.
Excellent for my OCD Fulltone, but the size is too big to coenct with others pedals.
The value is good, no problem.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works just like it should.

By musiklyinclined

from South Dakota, USA

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Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

I npirchased the adaptor for use with my MXR EVH117 flanger. Worked perfectly until I realized another pedal in my daisy chain was my achilles heal. The Danelectro DC-1 Cool Cat Chorus eats through batteries like pacman at a blue ghost benefit for the blind. Just for kicks I tried the ECB-04 on it and shazaam, no heal to hold us back. Just purchased another and both are still going strong.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Add headroom and more dynamics to your overdrives.

By LoFiBrian

from Ohio

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Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

Overall im impressed dunlop can offer a regulated 18v supply so cheaply.
I got this for my Barber Unlimited overdrive. Most overdrives/distortions that are overbuilt and can handle the overvolatge benefit from it. I originally tried this with the Voltage doubler cable in my T-rex fueltank jr. with my Timmy pedal and was astounded by the effects of going from 9v to 18v. more Clarity, less compresson, more headroom. overall more amplike.

With the barber the dynamic range and overall sag was reduced and now with the internal trimmers set to taste it sounds even better.

I will warn you that this will toast some pedals that dont have the specified parts inside to handle the voltage increase. You should read the specs or contact the manufacturer to confirm you can do this trick.

another plus is this is regulated to give the pedal 17-19 volts. whereas other cheaper adpaters may reach up to 14-22 volts depending on the wall port and the adapter itself. so I know this thing going to work well.

The bad part is its the same quality made in china adapter everyone has. I dont think it would survive consisitant tangle and mangle of gigging. but plugged in for at home playing it should last for some time. If Fulltone came out with a 18v adapter like their 9v models I would invest in one. but for now this is the cheapest and best option for giving overdrives 18v's

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Noisy

By Lucas

from Portland

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

    Cons

    • Inconsistent Performance
    • noisy
    • Short Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

      Purchased for a Catalinbread DLS after their manual recommended this product. At first it was fine but about a month in I noticed I couldn't turn my gain up to full without getting some strange noises from the amp. At first it wasn't a problem, I never set my gain this high, but after three months the Dunlop unit itself started producing a whine and with it accompanied a considerable amount of noise in my signal.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works well

      By Ray Lujan

      from Broomfield, CO

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Pros

      • Added Headroom For Pedal
      • Better Dynamics For Pedal
      • Good Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

          I have three of these that power my Catalinbread foundation pedals. They increase headroom and dynamics. I couldn't be happier with their performance.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great For Diamond Compressor

          By Zach Morgan

          from Illinois

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          Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

          Overall, if you're looking to improve the performance of your pedals, and your pedals can withstand/accept an 18 volt power supply, you can't go wrong!
          I bought a Diamond Compressor, which can run on a power supply between 9 and 24 volts. There are many ways to wire those voltage configurations up, but this is by far the easiest. It's a very quiet supply. Best of all, it greatly increased the headroom and lowered the noise floor of my Diamond Compressor. You would be hard pressed to find a better compressor than the Diamond running on a ECB-004. This is it; simple and easy with increased performance from your pedals.
          I give this an 8 because although it's performance is outstanding, the plastic/outside of the unit is very light and cheap. It doesn't feel like it could withstand a whole lot of abuse. Then again, that all comes down to how well you take care of your gear.
          Once again, I give this an 8 not due to it's performance, but because of the cheap plastic. I think the price could be a bit cheaper, but overall it's a pretty fair and standard price point.

           
          1.0

          Didn't work...

          By Funkwire

          from Saint Paul, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

          Bought this to replace a power supply for a Galaxy One Spot wireless IEM transmitter. It didn't work and I am returning it. Very disappointing as I have had good experience with Dunlop products over the years.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Works fine

          By GC

          from Seattle WA

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          Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

          I bought this to use for an old Ibanez AD80 delay pedal (rather than the two "battery adapter" connectors I had going), and once I got a barrel plug to 3.5mm adapter (one spot), it's worked great. Until the other guitarist in my band borrowed it to use on his Echo Dream 2 (with stupendous results). I'd buy again -- in fact, I may have to if I don't get it back.

           
          5.0

          Works great!

          By Frito

          from Florida

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Electronics

            Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

            I am using this to power a bluetooth radio and it does a great job!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            adapter

            By notoe

            from nc

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Having Around The House
              • Portable Electronics
              • Travel

              Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

              good product

              Service and delivery comments:

              good service

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By Re on

              from NY

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              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting
              • Powerful
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Electronics

                Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                Used for PA system.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Works like its supposed to

                By Rocker NY

                from New York

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                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Equipment
                  • Portable Electronics

                  Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                  Purchased for the Friedman BE-OD. Seems to work fine. No idea on durability but seems to work like every other power supply I own. So far so good.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  would buy again

                  By none

                  from fl

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                  Pros

                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Electronics

                    Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                    good price, good service

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    It's a Power Supply ...

                    By Big Head Johnny

                    from Cape Canaveral, FL

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                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                        Had to get one of these for Slash's Wah Wah ... don't understand why they can't design to a standard 9VDC, but this thing was a cheap solution to the annoying problem.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Would buy again

                        By John

                        from PA

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                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                            Works good powering my 18V pedal.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Does what it is suppose to do.

                            By Alan

                            from NJ

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                            Comments about ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                            I bought this to power my Cmatmods Brownie, Fulltone OCD & Barber Direct Drive.
                            So far, I haven't heard the noise or hiss that some people mentioned in their reviews.
                            Not a drastic change from the 9V power but there is an improvement in the overall sound from
                            my pedals when I switched to 18 volts. It added a little more clarity as well as increased headroom
                            as most folks will describe. It's a power supply, and it does one job only. That is, to power the pedals reliably, consistently and noise free. And for that, I gave it high marks.

                             
                            5.0

                            Does everything a wall wart should.

                            By Jeff

                            from undisclosed

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                            Does everything a wall wart should.

                             
                            4.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By Jim the Runner

                            from San Jose, Ca

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Equipment

                              Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                              I use this product

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              It serves it's purpose..

                              By Slick Nick

                              from LV

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                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Good Value
                              • Long Lasting
                              • Powerful
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Having Around The House
                                • High-End Equipment
                                • Portable Electronics
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Dunlop ECB-004 Barrel 18V Adapter:

                                I had to get this for an mxr eq I bought but unfortunately it was defective &P On the flip side I was going to get it anyway for my slash crybaby wah and it does exactly what you expect. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I feel like the actual cable itself could be more insulated and thicker but that's just me. If you have an 18 volt pedal that needs power than you can't go wrong with this baby.

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                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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