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Miniature Power Supply / Bus board
The A-100 MNT (Mini power supply / bus) is composed of a miniature power supply and system bus, with connectors for four modules. Its designed to be used with a small set-up of just a few modules, in your own custom-designed case. The idea is that then you can use individual A-100 modules - for instance the filters, the filterbank, ferquency shifter, sampler, MIDI interface, etc. - as free-standing pieces of equipment, which can easily be integrated with your other instruments or recording equipment.
The power supply provides the usual A-100 system requirements of +12 V and -12 V, and an additional +5 V supply, for the few modules (for instance A-190, A-191) which need it. The maximum current loading capacity totals 100 mA for +/- 12 V and/or 50 mA for the +5 V supply.
The sytem bus provides connections for four System A-100 modules. As well as the power supply, it also carries "INT.CV" and "INT.GATE" connections (see A-100 manual, main introduction, chapter 3, The A-100 signal flow.).
The A-100 MNT is supplied as standard with an external power supply, which has to be connected to the socket on the MNTs circuit board.
A The external power supplys transformer supplies alternating current (AC). If you want to use another power supply instead of the one supplied, it must have a voltage output of about 7 to 9 V AC and a capacity of at least 300 mA. If you connect an external power supply which produces direct current (DC), the A-100 MNT simply wont work!
A Both the A-100 MNT and any connected modules must be firmly fixed into a proper casing. Any sort of "flying construction" is absolutely discouraged, because if two conductors from separate modules accidentally make contact, (for instance if the bus-bars from one module ended up touching another modules bus-bars), damage will almost certainly result. In cases like that, the guarantee is definitely void.
2. A-100 MNT - Overview
1 LED : LED indicator for +12 V supply.
2 LED : LED indicator for -12 V supply.
In- / Outputs:
! BU 1 : Input for external power supply (7
... 9 V AC)
" ST 1 ... ST 4 : Bus output sockets for four modules.
3. Controls / indicators
LEDs 1 and 2 indicate that the power supply is working properly. Once the MNT is connected, both LEDs should come on.
A If both LEDs dont come on, first of all check that mains power is available at the socket which the MNT power supply was connected to; then that the mains adaptor is actually putting out voltages, and that a DC adaptor hasnt been used by mistake. If both these points are checked, then the MNT must be defective. The same applies if just one of the LEDs comes on.
4. In- / outputs
This is the socket to which the plug from the external power supply is connected.
ST 1 ... ST 4
The sockets labelled " on the diagram on p.2 are where the modules are connected.
How to connect modules to the miniature power supply/bus:
A Be very careful to ensure that the coloured marking on the ribbon cable is at the bottom of the modules connector (see 3 in Fig. 1) and that the connection is perfect, and pushed fully home, not at a slight angle. Failure to check this may result in the modules instant destruction as soon as the power is re-connected.
Fig. 1: Connecting the ribbon cable to the module ("Bestückungsseite" means "component side of pc board")
A Again ensure that the coloured marking on the ribbon cable is at the bottom of the modules connector (see 3 in Fig. 1) and that the connection is perfect, and pushed fully home, not at a slight angle. Failure to check this may again result in disaster.
Fig. 2: Connecting the ribbon cable to the bus board ("Busplatine" = "bus board")