Paramount MKS5000 Replacement Main Control Board

Paramount MKS5000 Replacement Main Control Board

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About this product

Model:  paramount_sb20149
Part Number:  SB10249

The MKS 5000 PCB is the control system for Paramount ME II, Paramount MX+, Paramount MYT German equatorial mounts and the Paramount Taurus 400, 500 and 600 equatorial fork mounts. 

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17 October 2022  | 

MKS5000 circuit boards are not waterproof. Don't ask me how I know this.

A circuit board with the footprint of a paperback book arrived in a huge outer carton. Still I suppose it kept it dry in transit. Access to the board on the mount was straightforward. It was surprisingly difficult to get the cables snag free and it was a somewhat frustrating task but one I don't intend to repeat. Setting the motor angles was not very hard.

I suspect, although I have not weighed it, that quite literally the board is worth its weight in gold; hence the 3 star review. I don't blame First Light Optics for this since they have to pay a lot for the boards. Nor do I especially blame Software Bisque who say they find the components difficult and expensive to buy and in any event have one over a barrel.

Ian was friendly and sympathetic and delivery was prompt.


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