Step 5: Final Thoughts

There you have it.  Here is a portable powered board with some custom tailoring for under $100, good luck finding that at your local music store.
The power supply is noise free and has been running great.  I may do a check to make sure my regulators aren't creating too much heat, possibly burning insulation from adjacent wiring, in which case I'll add a few "speed holes" for ventilation.

I found some right angle dc power cables on ebay and made a few custom length power runs ($6 for 10 'ends', made 5 cables).  Also got some right angle 1/4" jacks ($12 for 10, made 5 cables) and using a broken old fender instrument cable I made some custom patches.  Really cleaned up the whole setup and left alot more space, things aren't so cramped.

Future upgrades:
I'm going to add some kind of clip or strap on the outside top of the box that will hold the power and in/out cables when traveling.
Replacing the latches with a padlock-able one.
Replacing the handle with something a bit more robust.  The poker set was quite heavy so I'm not too concerned about the support of the box, but in a situation like this there are plenty of room for upgrades, and plenty of money saved from not spending the $300+ dollars on a powered board and flight case.

I realize I compressed a pretty big build into just a few steps (still new to this instructable thing), if you want clarification on anything leave a comment, that way others can get an answer too.

Good luck and happy building DIY'ers!
<p>Hi there! Found this by googling it. I was a bit disappointed to find out that while it says &quot;Isolated Power Supply&quot; in the title, it's not in fact isolated. Maybe you're using the word to describe something something else about the case design, but isolated typically means that there are transformers per individual plug out. </p>
<p>not sure it makes a difference. if the 120V goes through a transformer all devices supplied downstream of that are &quot;isolated&quot;. a transformer for each pedal would be expensive, add no additional benifit. a circuit is either isolated or not. canitbe &quot;more&quot; isolated. please explain.</p>
<p>What Veeence is referring to is that all of the outputs grounds are isolated from one another so there is no way for noise to travel between the grounds(pedals) that they are attached too. This is how all Voodoo Labs, Walrus Audio, etc power supplies are. If all of the outputs share the same ground, the noise from digital pedals will still be present in your rig. Most noise on pedal boards comes from clock noise on digital pedals, not the AC mains. Given all of the pedals in your pictures are analog, you won't notice any problems, but if you put in a Strymon, TC Electronic, Eventide, or Line 6 pedal, you will get clock noise unless the power outputs are fully isolated. Hope that helps clarify it.</p>

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