By >Akihabara News Team
Sanyo offer “Pedal Juice” for musicians
Today we are bringing you another environmentally friendly and effective solution from Sanyo. We already know they are doing really good in rechargeable Li-ion battery business, justified by such past news as Sanyo Li-Ion batteries charged Mira EV‘s Guiness Record or Sanyo Li-Ion batteries as being the choice of such leading companies as Suzuki (for their electric car “Swift Plug-in) or the Volkswagen Group. But there is also “eneloop music booster” with Sanyo’s rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, if you remember from our past news.
And now we have the “Pedal Juice” (a.k.a. eneloop KBC-9V3U), a 9V DC Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery device for musicians. It can be used with multiple devices including pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders thanks to its two DC outputs and promises up to 50 hours of continuous, stable power for a single analog pedal or up to 20 hours of continuous power to three digital pedals. It also features a 3-stage LED indicator for battery charge level as Green (over 60% remaining), Orange (approx. 60 to 30% reamaining), Red (approx.under 30% remaining), an AC input (AC 100V to 240V) and is Water and Shock resistant with JIS IPX3 (Japanese testing standard) water resistant compliance level rating. Finally, it can be fully charged in approx. 3.5 hours with the dedicated AC adaptor, and comes in a dimension of 65mm (w) x 42mm (d) x 120 (h) mm (approx. 280g).
It is scheduled to be launched in the US late June for $199.99.
SANYO has developed Pedal Juice to meet the needs of both professional and entry-level musicians. One Pedal Juice battery can provide up to 50 hours of continuous, stable power for a single analog pedal or up to 20 hours of continuous power to three digital pedals. Because the eneloop 9V rechargeable lithium-ion battery eliminates the need for AC power, the output voltage is more stable for longer periods of time without the possibility of AC ground looping noise. The battery can be recharged hundreds of times, thereby eliminating the waste and inconvenience of disposable 9V alkaline batteries. With two DC outputs, Pedal Juice can power multiple devices including pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders. Pedal Juice provides portable battery power to a single pedal or can be used to power several pedals at the same time.
“Getting power to effects pedals has never been easier,” says Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Products Group for SANYO North America. “Pedal Juice will power multiple effects pedals with the simple press of a button, eliminating the need to unplug pedals from traditional power sources,” said Van Voy. “With the portable power Pedal Juice offers, musicians can perform without an AC power outlet.”
SANYO Pedal Juice was developed using feedback from musicians about what they need in portable power devices. Musicians can conveniently power Pedal Juice and connected devices with a flip of the on-off switch. In addition, a 3-stage visible LED power indicator displays the remaining power level with green, orange, and red LED lights for musicians to see at a glance. Pedal Juice is also water and shock resistant to JIS IPX3 compliance level.
SANYO originally debuted new products for the music industry at the Winter NAMM Show in January. With the introduction of Pedal Juice, SANYO continues to support the “eneloop lifestyle” valuing the reusing and recycling of resources. SANYO will continue to develop and offer products suited for musicians, such as its digital sound recorders and additional energy solutions.