Para di box problem
I am wondering whether anyone has experienced this. The DI box stopped working the other day, so I figured a battery change was due. Despite the fresh battery , the DI refused to work. On top of that the battery had become so hot I couldn't touch it! Scary stuff. I was concerned it might combust. Has anyone seen this before. I am betting the unit is a throwaway.
It was such a pleasure of sweet sound, playing it with the lyric pickup on my old J45. I don't know whether I should just replace it, or move up to the Venue.
I just responded to your email. The only times where I have seen the battery heat up like that is when it was inserted backwards into the battery drawer. The drawer does have two different size slots, but some batteries can still be put in the wrong way. If you let the DI cool down for an hour or so, and re-install the battery in the correct orientation, it should work fine.
Please let me know if the DI is still not working at that point, and we can go from there.
The battery drawer has a pretty clear little diagram of how the battery is supposed to go in, so i thought i did it correctly. I will try reversing the battery right away and let you know. Many thanks
so i feel pretty dumb now. I reversed the battery and everything works and sounds great. I really do like this DI box. Thank you so very much
It's no problem! I'm glad that it was something simple.
All the best-
I don't think you should feel so dumb about this. The diagram that Baggs has placed inside the battery compartment is very misleading. The "pictures" of the battery terminals appeared to me to be exactly backwards. (I.e., their drawing of the "male" looked more like the "female" terminal.) If it weren't for the + and - indications, I might easily have installed the battery backwards, like you did. I think that Baggs needs to redraw the pictures; if they can't manage that, it would be better to leave them off altogether and just use + and - indicators. That would likely resolve the issue.
Originally Posted by pacificdreamer