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10 Reasons Why You Need a Musotoku Power Supply: A Review by Ty Pallotta

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After several months of working with the superior Musotoku Power Supply, Ty Pallotta is ready to share his thoughts. Check out his list of reasons why this power supply is such a reliable piece of equipment, and pre-order your very own today!


Musotoku, Musotoku Power Supply, Black Musotoku Power SupplyI've been using this power supply for over three months. Now, it’s time for a thorough review!

1. Manufactured from an aircraft grade aluminum housing, this supply is extremely durable. What truly sets it apart from all the other power supplies on the market are its internals. You will never experience any wall or power-strip fluctuations with 5 continuous amps and 10 amps at peak power.

(Side Note: Most power supply companies intentionally leave the continuous amperage out of their technical specs and only mention the peak amperage. This is because a lot of manufacturers cut corners when it comes to the quality and production of their internals. A lot of consumers don't realize they will never reach anywhere near the peak amperage.)Musotoku Power Supply, Musotoku, Musotoku Power Cord

2. The Musotoku Power Supply is smaller than it appears in most pictures; it has a smaller footprint than an iPhone Plus and is extremely lightweight.

3. There are 4 voltage presets available at the touch of a button and 0–16 volts in 0.1v increments. It has a built-in timer with pause and Nitro features. The Nitro feature is not only convenient with a machine like the Cheyenne Thunder, but it’s also perfect for machines that need to be jumpstarted with your thumb for "pepper shading" or very slow whips at a very low voltage. Consequently, there’s no need to worry about cross-contaminating your armature bar/pin with your finger! Additionally, Nitro will give you that 0.5 second bump you would typically need to raise the voltage to achieve.

4. Musotoku offer 3 footswitch modes: continuous, tap to start/tap to stop, and regular.

Musotoku Power Supply, Back of Musotoku Power Supply, Power Supply5. Easy to bag, this power supply allows for safe, hygienic procedures; it’s also easy to tape the knob for barrier protection. The manufacturer is reaching the final prototyping of an awesome disposable cover with a disposable knob cover that you can actually turn. It will be a very thin protective cover and will provide you with less plastic waste than a typical bottle bag. They go on the power supply, stay put, and come off easily.

6. The power supply comes with a sturdy plastic travel case. It can be used with any GoPro or camera mount as well as their upcoming magnetic base. I am currently using the SmallRig clamp sold through their suppliers.

7. I have recently just purchased another Musotoku power supply for my second shop to replace another faulty "well-known" power supply. I will say this: for people who are experiencing fluctuation, heat issues, or pulsing in their rotary or coil machines, Musotoku’s amperage will allow you to run cleanly and consistently at lower voltages and keep your equipment running cool. It has over current protection and will even keep a machine running steady on an inconsistent foot switch.

Musotoku, Musotoku Power Supply, Magnetic Stand8. While you will pay a little more upfront for this power supply, the benefits outweigh the cost. Considering what I have already thrown away on top US brands, I would have saved a lot of money if I had known about this power supply first. You can buy yours through PainfulPleasures, which is now the official US distributor; Killer Ink is the official EU distributor.

9. Musotoku will automatically shut off after one hour of being idle, but upon start-up, it will welcome you back. Literally. When powered on, an easy-to-see amber light will glow. This will let you know if you are still in continuous mode for those ultra-silent rotaries.

10. Heavy-duty magnetic bases are currently in production. While what’s being offered is not what the final product will look like, the function of it is great and the magnets will hold on to anything.


Well, there you have it! Still not convinced about this power supply’s quality, performance, and reliability? For more testimonials, check out the product reviews both on our site and other tattoo forums.


This review is written by Ty Pallotta (@tyatx), award-winning tattoo artist and owner of 777 Tattoos.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Painful Pleasures.