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The 208 Hub

The Hub makes it possible to plug 3 cards side-by-side to a 208 or Easel, or even up to 6 thanks the rear edge connector of the ToolBox series cards.
  • 3mm thick 4-layer PCB for best stability and rigidity
  • M/F stackable gold plated banana plugs to access the panel banana sockets used for mounting
  • Gold plated transfer card
  • Easy plug and play design
  • Jumpers to use the 208/Easel's +/- 15V rails or the optional +/-15V PSU powered from 9 to 36V DC (the common 12V Cincon external block works fine) to relieve the 208/Easel's own PSU if it's not able to power many cards, most common Easels PSUs (BEMI, 211r, Meanwell PD2515) should be able to power 4 cards so this feature may not be needed.
  • Works with any existing card or expander

208e (BEMI and Buchla USA) and original 70s 208, 208p and 208r have a different banana sockets placements, so the Hub is available in 2 versions, please select the one that fits your own Easel or 208.

The DIY PCB set includes the Hub and transfer card, no other parts are included.

The pre-built Hub comes ready to use with the edge connectors soldered, golden banana plugs and transfer card. To avoid travel damage, the banana plugs are not installed, install them is straightforward and no tool is needed.


208 Hub shipped registered

Bom and build notes















Thanks to Todd Barton for the videos






Thanks to Krzysztof Krasowski for the videos


 

 

 

 


  I assume no liability for personal injury or damage to equipment or loss of use caused directly or indirectly by the use of the Hub.