Dying Battery Simulator


The Saturnworks dying battery simulator emulates the effect of a dying 9v battery on analog pedals.

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Many players like the sound of their pedals as the power starts to sag. But you also have to wait until the battery gets low to get those sounds.  Also, it’s hard to dial in that perfect ‘dying battery’ sound, since the battery is well…dying. With a Saturnworks dying battery simulator pedal, however, you can have a similar and more consistent effect with standard DC power supplies.

Don’t use dying battery simulators with digital pedals. The Saturnworks dying battery pedal emulates the effect of a dying 9v battery on analog, not digital, pedals. Digital pedals generally require more milliamps of power, and don’t like their power being starved. They will likely not work properly, and may even be damaged, with lower voltages.

The dying battery simulator drops the power from 9v down to around around 1.5v, and anywhere in between. While not every pedal may produce interesting results, experiment using the Saturnworks dying battery simulator with your analog pedal collection to see what kind of crazy sounds your pedals can produce when they’re running low on juice.

This pedal works with standard ‘Boss’ style center-negative or center-positive 2.1mm power supplies. The dying battery goes between your power supply and whatever device you would like to use it with. All dying battery pedals include a power patch cable to connect the dying battery to your pedal.

Dying battery with switch

The version with a switch allows you to have two different power levels: one with full power and the other at a lowered voltage of your choosing. So you can dial in two different sounds from your pedal, available with a click of a switch–no mods required!

Dying battery with latching + momentary switches

The dying battery pedal latching and momentary switches lets you engage the dying battery effect using either a momentary or a latching switch.

Double and triple dying battery

The double and triple dying battery combine two or three separate dying battery circuits in one enclosure. The double version includes two DC power patch cables. The triple version includes three power cables.

The Saturnworks dying battery pedals are handcrafted with top quality features and components including:

  • Sturdy cast-aluminum enclosures.
  • A high quality footswitch, on the switched version.
  • Includes a DC power patch cable (or cables, depending on the version).
  • High quality wire made in the USA.
  • Handcrafted and bench-tested in California, USA.
  • A 1-year warranty against defects in parts and workmanship.

Saturnworks offers a wide variety of upgrades and customizations. Check out our upgrades and customizations page for details. Or contact us for questions.

Please note: The pedals in the images are stock photos and not the actual pedals you will receive. The pedals you receive may vary in their graphics, knob colors, and/or LED colors, where applicable.

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Dying Battery Simulator, Micro Dying Battery Simulator, Dying Battery Simulator with Switch, Dying Battery Simulator with Latching + Momentary Switches, Double Dying Battery Simulator, Triple Dying Battery Simulator