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Hotswap Aftermarket PCB for the KBD8X MkII — Felix Jen
Released on February 12, 2021
These PCBs were designed to fit the KBD8X MkII case by KBDFans. Two versions of these PCBs were offerred to accomodate different bottom row layouts. Production PCBs include support for both regular and stepped Caps Lock. All variants include ESD protection up to 8kV contact and 15kV air discharge in accordance with IEC 61000-4-2 and EN 61000-4-2.
The PCB supports both QMK and VIA by default.
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— Pablo Picasso
Photos courtesy of Maker Keyboards:
|PCB Material||Tg 130-140 FR4|
|Surface Finish||ENIG – 1U Thick|
|Soldermask||Matte Black – Custom|
|Maximum Power Consumption||65mA|
|Standby Power Consumption||19mA|
|Overall Dimensions||345mm x 116mm|
|Firmware Download (VIA)||Download Firmware|
|QMK Repository Firmware||QMK Github|
Note: The 6.25U and 7U variants are compatible with the same firmware. Therefore, only one firmware download is provided for these PCBs.
The KBD8X PCBs are no longer available for active purchase. These PCBs are sold through limited group buy and may not be available in the future.