Disaster Area Designs

DISASTER AREA DESIGNS DVC-18 Micro Voltage Converter

The DVC-18 is a micro-sized voltage converter unit.

Simply plug a 9V power source into the input, and the DVC-18 will output up to 100mA of clean 18V power. Many pedals are compatible with an 18V power supply, in some cases the higher voltage results in greater headroom or more total volume output.

Consult with the manufacturer for each pedal you wish to power with the DVC-18, Disaster Area Designs will not be held liable for any damage that may result from an overvoltage condition.

The DVC-18 normally doubles the input voltage. A 9V input will result in an 18V output, while a 12V input will produce a 24V output.

The DVC-18 is also available with a lower-voltage regulated output (12V or 15V versions.) The lower voltage versions should be run on a 9V input only.


  • Compact size: 2″ x 2″ x 0.83″ and small enough to fit under a Pedaltrain Nano or Mini board
  • 100mA maximum output
  • 12v maximum input (the DVC-18 will output 24V from a 12V input)
  • 2.1mm x 5.5mm DC barrel jack input and output