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I don't know where to look for a thing that will allow me to do this. Any and all help is much appreciated. Btw, I have a pic attached so you all know what I'm talking about.

Let me know if you need anymore info from me.
 
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post #2 of 21
What voltage does the Cathode use?
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post #3 of 21
Where did you get that Cold Cathode?

Most kits that are PC specific use Molex connectors, don't they?
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Do you have any more specs/pics of the actual light tube and power inverter?
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post #5 of 21
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I have the True-Color CCFL Light Bar, but it's green instead of blue. Also, on my product package it says the total power is 3.8W compared to the 7.2W it states on the page.
Edited by TheRockMonsi - 5/1/11 at 5:52pm
 
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post #6 of 21
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Sorry guys, but my phone sucks, that's why the link didn't work, but it does now!!!!
 
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post #7 of 21
According to FrozenCPU the inverter is built into the cold cathode and you should just be able to use a molex connector with the cable. Not sure what's different about yours though.
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post #8 of 21
Is that the exact kit you bought? Because this is what FrozenCPU has to say about the kit.

Quote:
Say goodbye to the classic cathode tubes!
This True-Color Light Bar uses the most advanced cold cathode lighting technology, which was mainly adapted in LCD /Plasma backlit sources for its sharpness and brightness. By using the newly developed micro inverter built in the light bar, there is no more bulky transformer, inverter or HV wire. This light bar emits life-like true-color natural light with little heat generated, and it is more adaptive and simple in installation as it can be connected directly through the easy grip connector which makes the installation a snap. Just plug and go!

This True-Color Light Bar is a perfect solution for small area lighting such as commercial and residential cabinets, indoor or under roof accent lights etc and for all illumination applications.

FrozenCPU has taken these and made them stock with a 4-pin Molex connector for easy computer application. Just simply connect the wire to a free PSU connection and your illuminated.



Don't be fooled, our kits come with a 4-pin Molex connector!
I'm thinking they forgot to make this one a Molex.

EDIT:
Looks like you opted for the "Speaker Style" connector".
Edited by blackbalt89 - 5/1/11 at 6:05pm
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post #9 of 21
Cut off the adapter and make a 12v molex extension. You can use this to simplify things: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/76...tl=g2c413s1218 You can also make your own with a spare 4-pin molex female connector, you may have one sitting around from a old fan or PSU.

Make sure you label which lead is connected to the red and which lead is connected to the black on the cathode. You'll need to connect the red lead to the yellow wire and the black lead to the black wire on the 4 pin molex extension. Just twist and solder the wires and cover them with some heat shrink. Then plug it into a spare 4-pin molex connection from your PSU.


Edited by Philistine - 5/1/11 at 6:05pm
post #10 of 21
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Crap, well thanks for all of that guys. I had no idea that PC sites sold them like this...

Anyway, I know I have some spare stuff laying around, but how do I solder stuff? And instead of soldering it to a molex, can I do it to a PWM?
 
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