Koma Strom Mobile – the first synth power solution of its kind
Koma Strom Mobile – The nifty gadget for converting your USB power banks into synth and drum machine power supplies.
The idea behind Koma Strom Mobile is simple, it is a device that takes power from external USB power banks and converts it to a stable 9V or 12V for your mobile synth, drum machines or even guitar pedal setup. The device has two inputs for USB power banks, giving you ample juice for bigger rigs or longer sessions, it’s got LEDs that let you know how much current you’re pulling (with a max of 2.5A per channel – one channel per power bank).
Koma Strom Mobile has four outputs, two per channel with a switch to be able to choose 9V or 12V on each channel. You can power four devices directly out of the outputs, or daisy chain them for bigger rigs. The Koma Strom Mobile has a built-in “input current feedback system” to protect the system and power banks from spikes and overloads.
Is the Koma Strom Mobile a reliable power solution for power hungry synthesizers?
The Koma Strom Mobile is made in Berlin, Germany by Koma Elektronik – who are known for some great Eurorack modules, it’s the smaller brother to their bigger power system which is designed for modular setups (They definitely know what they are doing with power). However, they recently released the Koma Field Kit which is a standalone modular system meant for mobile and traveling synth enthusiasts, the Koma Strom Mobile is the perfect companion for it or any of the large number of compact and mobile synths and drum machines currently on the market.
The unit is retailing for EUR €175,00 (Around R3000 excl. duties) and is a definite must have for the synth enthusiast on-the-go.
We recently put together a list of our top five compact synthesizers, which would all be able to power of the Koma Strom Mobile, maybe even at the same time! (with the use of a daisy-chain cable of course).
If you’re looking to get “off the grid” with a mobile power solution for your synths, check out the Koma Elektronik website.