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MSRP (assembled): US$177
MSRP (kit): US$137
Module width: 8hp
Supply Voltage ±12VDC
Current Draw (quiescent/no load) +12V: 16mA -12V: -14mA
Output Voltage 0 to ~±10.7VDC
Output Current +12V: 1,500mA -12V: -1,500mA
Output regulation Linear
Control Voltage (CV) inputs ±5V
+5V power rail Passthrough only (no starve)
Bypass type True bypass
CV input coupling Direct
CV input impedance 47kΩ
CV Chaining I/O CV In & Thru, V+, V-
CV Chaining connector 1×4 0.1″ pitch header
Mounting Depth 26mm
Rear I/O Connectors
(Input & Output)
2×8 shrouded box header
1/4″ quick connect

Module includes two 12″, 18 AWG, 3-wire (V+, G, V-), quick-connect wiring harnesses and two M3x6 mounting screws and washers.

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What is Famine?

Famine is a voltage-controlled power starvation module, a teasing taste of electronic death – with the ever-present threat of the real thing. Your system will squeal, stutter, fuzz, and shriek, in new ways as you torture it while discovering the sublime joys of Schadenfreude.

Famine is capable of handling 1.5A, enough for an entire busboard of modules.

All/Split:
• In the All position, positive and negative rails track together using the All/+V knob and CV input and the -V knob and CV input are ignored.
• In the Split position, positive and negative are separated and controlled from their respective knob and CV input.

Crush/Wrack:
• In the Crush position, positive and negative mirror each other, i.e., +5V & -5V, +6V & -6V.
• In the Wrack position, positive and negative track inversely, i.e., 0v & -10V, +1V & -9V, +8V & -2V, etc.

Starve/Feed:
Starve position to starve, Feed position to bypass circuit entirely.

L.E.D.s
The LEDs indicate the level of starvation and glow brightest at 0V output.

Notes:

• Most effective on analog systems. Since digital is based on the principle of either on or off, there’s not much to play with there. Systems with bootup periods are particularly annoying.
• NO RELAYS, GAUGES, MOTORS, FANS, OR OTHER INDUCTIVE SYSTEMS (see below).

Disclaimer:

Famine may destroy your system. Voltage starvation is a largely unstudied technique and the dangers it poses are not well known or understood, but range from general malfunction to actual fire and catastrophic failure. Any use of this module is entirely at your own risk.

DO NOT USE with inductive or electromechanical systems. Inductive kickback has been verified to be responsible for module failure – and was the only type of module to have been observably damaged in our testing so far.

Details, samples, updates, and discussion can be found in the Famine thread on ModWiggler.com.

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