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Aurora Replacement Power Supply for the Roland MKS-80

Aurora - Switch Mode Power Supply for the Roland MKS-80
Aurora™

My lock-down project, Aurora, a replacement power supply for the Roland MKS-80, is now being built and tested.

Having just received the prototype PCBs only a few days ago, I'm currently assembling them and (very nervously) taking apart my own MKS-80. Please bear with me and I'll get up more information on this exciting project, as soon as I can.

What I can tell you is that Aurora comprises two PCBs, one of which sits on a special mounting plate. The prototype PCBs and mounting plate all fit into the MKS-80 perfectly, lining up snugly with the original PCB mounting studs. Also, the positioning and pitch of the headers is spot-on. That's important as the headers are soldered to the original PCB and are NOT push-on / pull-off connectors like say, the power supply distribution headers on the Roland MKS-70 power supply PCB.

MKS-80 power distribution headers line up perfectly on Aurora prototype Board A
MKS-80 power distribution headers line up perfectly on Aurora Board A prototype

So that's all a really good start. 🙂

I now need to know that Aurora properly powers the MKS-80; voltages are good including reference voltage and the power output of each supply is sufficient to drive the machine.

If you're interested in Aurora replacement power supply for the Roland MKS-80, then please don't hesitate to let me know.

Aurora will be available as a pair of populated PCBs and associated components, soon. Alternatively you can contact me to have Aurora professionally fitted into your Roland MKS-80. Prices will be published as soon as possible on my Prices page.