About Power for the iP-1

The Highlander iP-1 Preamp runs from a single 9V battery.

The power is turned on when a ¼" jack plug is inserted into the connector.
The power is turned off when the plug is removed.

Battery life is approximately 1000 hours for a preamp. Unplugging the guitar when its not being played optimizes battery life. If the guitar is plugged in for 2 to 8 hours every day, 7 days a week, the battery will last approximately two to six months. There are many variables that have an effect on battery life. For example: the type of battery, the age of the battery when purchased and temperature.
If the sound becomes dull (loses high end) then it's time to change the battery.


Highlander's battery connector is very rugged. It is made from a single, solid black plastic molding with the "snaps" set into it. The iP-1 comes with 12 inches of wire so that the battery can be mounted in the most convenient position for access when battery replacement is necessary.



Optional External Power

The iP-1X is wired to accept power via the ring connection in the ¼" stereo jack. The battery connector and battery are housed in a box that sits on the floor. A stereo cable connects the guitar to the box, carrying the audio, power and ground. Battery life is the same as the iP-1.