myVolts giude to powering the Korg microKORG
January 22, 2018 by

What power adaptor do I need for my Korg microKORG?

16 years on and the Korg microKORG and is still as relevant as ever, it’s the best-selling synth / vocoder of all time, thanks to its affordable price, killer sounds, and all-round usability.
Over the years, there have been a few iterations of the microKORG, so getting a replacement power adaptor if you’ve lost or broken yours can be a mite confusing – so here’s the myVolts guide to getting exactly the right power adaptor for your microKORG.

So – take out your microKORG, and spin it round to look at the back panel. The power adaptor input hole is on the left as you look at the back, and the type of PSU it needs is clearly marked, the polarity diagram indicates whether it needs 9V centre positive polarity or 9V centre negative polarity.

Korg microKORG old version

Korg microKorg old version, with centre negative polarity

Korg microKorg old version, with centre negative polarity


Above is the Korg microKORG old version – it needs 9V centre negative polarity, and the tip size is 5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter – same as your standard effects pedal might take. Here’s the link for the PSU you need in the myVolts shop: 9V for Korg microKORG old version with centre negative polarity

Korg microKORG, microKORG-S new version (2016 on)

Korg microKorg new version, with centre positive polarity

Korg microKorg new version, with centre positive polarity


Above is the Korg microKORG, microKORG-S, new 2016 version – it needs 9V centre positive polarity, and the tip size is 4mm outer diameter, smaller than your standard PSU tip. Here’s the link for the PSU you need in the myVolts shop: 9V for Korg microKORG new version with centre positive polarity

Korg microKORG XL, Korg microKORG XL+

Korg microKorg XL, with centre positive polarity

Korg microKorg XL, with centre positive polarity


Above is the Korg microKORG XL, and XL+, it needs 9V centre positive polarity, and the tip size is 4mm outer diameter, smaller than your standard PSU tip. Here’s the link for the PSU you need in the myVolts shop: 9V for Korg microKORG XL version 9V with centre positive polarity

Hope that clears that up! If you’ve any questions about powering Korg gear, or any type of gear at all, just drop me a line at caroline AT myvolts DOT com or hit me up on Twitter, username carolinezoids!!

Caroline is a leading authority on power supply adaptors. Although there's not a lot of competition, admittedly. She's been at MyVolts for more than 10 years, is Director of Operations, and works in the Dublin office.

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