Dunlop DC-Brick Instructions

Multi-power Supply

The more you learn about the DC Brick, the better you’ll like it.Check this out: It’ll power up to TEN pedals or stomp boxes atonce…even mixing up 9V and 18V…but that’s just the beginning. It’s ready made for world touring, because it’ll accept nearly ANYincoming AC power – from 100 to 240 volts, at 47 to 63 Hz. Just slapon an adapter (sold separately) for the country you’re in and plugaway…it’s not picky.

Its seven 9V and three 18V outputs can all be used simultane-ously without fear of overload or overheating. With a 1000 milliampoutput capacity, you’re not likely to get anywhere near its limits.Best of all is the consistency of the DC (direct current) power itputs out. Unlike aging batteries, the DC Brick supplies predict-able, regulated voltage at all times, keeping your effects consis-tent from gig to gig. Finally…an effects power box that lives up to Dunlop‘s “live performance” quality!


The DCB-10 DC BRICK requires a Dunlop ECB06 AC poweradapter (included), 18 Watt, 18VDC @ 1,000mA regulated.5.5 mm x 2.1 mm (+) positive barrel (-) negative center.The DC BRICK can utilize a wide range of internationalwall power from 100 to 240 volts, at 47 to 63 Hz. Suppliedwith U.S. plug. Optional international wall plugs can beordered from your Dunlop dealer.


  1. Plug the included AC power adapter into the “Input” jack, located onthe left side of the DC Brick (as viewed from the top). Then plug the ACadapter into a reliable wall outlet. The red “Power On” LED will light up.(See “Troubleshooting Tips” below, if the red LED fails to light up.)
  2. Before plugging in any of your pedals or stomp boxes, CHECK THEPOLARITY of your effects unit’s input jack. The cables that are providedwith the DC Brick support the industry standard connection of positive (+)barrel and negative (-) center. If your effects unit is configured differently,or if you’re not sure, DO NOT PLUG THE UNIT INTO THE DC BRICK!
  3. Check the voltage and milliamp (mA) requirement of each pedal orstomp box to be plugged in. The DC Brick supports 9V power up to 375mAtotal through the front 7 jacks. It also supports 18V power up to 625mAthrough the 3 jacks on the right side. All outputs can be used simultane-ously for a total power output of 1000mA…well beyond what is needed formost applications.
  4. Ten effects power cords are included with the DC Brick. Seven arefor 9V applications, and use two different ends. The mini-phone plug end(3.5mm) plugs into the DC Brick, in one of the seven 9V jacks along thefront. The other end uses a 5.5mm x 2.1mm industry standard plug foryour effects. Three cords are included for 18V effects power. These have5.5mm x 2.1mm connectors at both ends, and can be plugged in eitherdirection. ALL included cables use the industry standard polarity of posi-tive (+) barrel and negative (-) center.


  1. If the red Power LED fails to light on the DC Brick, the AC outlet maybe dead or faulty. Try plugging the AC adapter into another outlet, or testthe outlet with another device, like an electric lamp. If the AC outlet testspositive but the DC Brick still isn’t on, double-check all the plugs to be surethey’re inserted securely.
  2. The Power LED will not light if one of the effects plugged into the DCBrick is shorted. Isolate the problem by unplugging the effects one at atime to determine the source of the problem.
  3. If your DC Brick provides power to some effects, but fails to powerothers, follow this procedure to trace the trouble: A. First, check the polar-ity, voltage and plug size of the effect in question, and be sure they’re com-patible with the DC Brick. B. Second, swap the power cord with anothercord that is successfully powering another effects box. This should ruleout whether the cord is faulty. C. Plug the power cord into different outletson the DC Brick to rule out a faulty output jack.If you’ve performed steps A, B & C, and your effect still won’t turn on, theproblem is in the effect itself. Be sure you have followed all manufacturerrecommendations for set-up (i.e., are the instrument and amplifier cordsplugged securely into the jacks?) Test the effect with battery power to seeif it functions at all. If it operates with battery power but not with externalpower, the effect’s power input jack may be faulty.

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