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Vermona M.A.R.S. : Re-rack



Re-racking Vermona M.A.R.S.
What? is there such a need?
Yes. I hate wallwarts. And the Vermona M.A.R.S. uses another one of those AC12V adaptors (I got like 5 or 6 of these now, with various MAM and other German synth stuff).
Well, I just happened to have a spare short 1u 19'' rackmount case.
The front panel has been bent when it was shipped to me, and this case is not very standard, the front doesn't attached to the case on the side, but on angled mounting at the top and bottom.
So I thought I'd give it a try - the original M.A.R.S. rack is small enuf to fit inside.



Vermona M.A.R.S. Re-rack

1. Bring the Output and ENV1 CV Out to the back, so two 1/4'' jack sockets were made to the rear.
Then it's the MIDI In and the Thru/out.


2. Mount the AC12V transformer inside. This is actually the transformer inside the adaptor. I just took it out.


3. IEC Mains Inlet Socket, fuse and a master mains switch

To make the IEC Mains Inlet hole, I use a screwing hand tool, which is an M10 Radius Hand Hole Cutter, 28x21mm (
RS Cat.#543-614 or or 541-501), with matching 10A Snap In PCB Mount IEC 320 Plug Socket (311-8031 or 488-191).

To make the square-ish hole for these illuminating Power Switch, another one of these Hand Hole Cutter is needed. This one is the M10 rectangular hole cutter,22x19.6mm, RS Code: 600-161.
The Power Switch is one of those DPST green (or red) illuminated rocker switch, 10A/4A.
RS Codes are Green: 318-070, Red: 318-064

4. Basically I just drilled a few holes on the original case so it gets secured to the new case.
That's about it really.



Inside Vermona M.A.R.S.
While I was at it, I took a pic of the inside PCB





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