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Vega Hotswap — Dallagen

Replacement Vega Hotswap PCB — Felix Jen

Released on December 29, 2022

Vega Hotswap PCB

The FJLabs Hotswap Vega PCB was designed for reliability, durability, full thock experience with a choice of flex cuts or no flex cuts. Featuring multi layout bottom row support, the Vega Hotswap PCB supports most of the layouts of the original solder PCB, so there is no compromise to functionality. With advance ESD protection and power filtering, this PCB was designed to withstand the toughest operating environments.

The PCB is constructed with a high thermal resistance Tg 170-180 FR4 and each hole is carefully drilled to perfectly fit Cherry MX switches and grip with just enough force to be snug.


Images courtesy of DaKID#6988:

Technical Details

Specification Value
PCB Thickness 1.6mm
PCB Material Tg 170-180
Surface Finish ENIG 1U
Copper Weight 1oz/ft2
Soldermask White
Maximum Power Consumption 400mA
Standby Power Consumption 19mA
Microprocessor ATMEGA32U4-MU
Firmware Download (VIA) TBA
QMK Repository Firmware TBA
VIA Repository TBA

Where to Buy

The Vega Hotswap PCBs are available for preorder at PovertyKeys.