Overclock.net › Forums › Volt Mods › General Volt Mods › CCFL molex to Wall outlet. Question regarding adapter.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

CCFL molex to Wall outlet. Question regarding adapter.

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Since this section is about volt mods, I thought it's just right to post my question here.

Like the title says, I am thinking of installing 2x12" Blue CCFLs behind my monitor, but without plugging the CCFL molex to my PSU rather I would like to use a walloutlet to power it up.

Here is a pic of the inspiration. Really digging the ambient lights....the cold and the warm makes the room cozy.


I have an adapter that came from my old Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB 3.5" Ext HDD.

Ratings of the adapter:

AC Input: 100-240V-, 50-60Hz, 0.65A Max. 51-80VA

DC Output: 12V ----- 2A


I am thinking of using 2x12" Blue CCFLs like this one from Fry's or this one from Newegg

I was planning on changing the other end of the adapter to a female/male molex(I'll have to check the CCLFs connector gender), but I want to know if my adapter and the 2x12" Blue CCFL would work alright.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
XPS 17 L702x
(11 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz Turbo Boost to 3.1 Nvidia GT 555M 8GB 1333 WD32BPVT, WD10JPVT 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
6x Bluray Win7 Home x64 Full1080HD LED LG TL(TrueLife) Full Keyboard (Backlit) 
CaseMouseAudio
Belkin Evo Backpack Logitech Anywhere MX JBL Built-In Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
XPS 17 L702x
(11 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz Turbo Boost to 3.1 Nvidia GT 555M 8GB 1333 WD32BPVT, WD10JPVT 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
6x Bluray Win7 Home x64 Full1080HD LED LG TL(TrueLife) Full Keyboard (Backlit) 
CaseMouseAudio
Belkin Evo Backpack Logitech Anywhere MX JBL Built-In Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
if you used that hard drive adapter you mentioned, that would work nicely.
post #3 of 4
should work fine..test it with 1x light first and monitor DC output as the light turns on..should give you a decent insight on the voltage droop and if it can handle 2x lights at startup [running 2A is just fine no question.. not sure how much they draw when they are turning on though].
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
should work fine..test it with 1x light first and monitor DC output as the light turns on..should give you a decent insight on the voltage droop and if it can handle 2x lights at startup [running 2A is just fine no question.. not sure how much they draw when they are turning on though].
I actually went straight to Fry's same day I posted the thread and thought to just ask one of their tech regarding my situation. Tech said I should be fine with my adapter outputing 12v with 2A. He said that long as the ampere on the adapter is equivalent or more to the device then it should work just fine.

The blue ccfl behind my monitor is actually quite nice. Decent lighting without the use of an extra lightsource or any table lamp. I'm digging the blue accent that softly illuminates my room.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
XPS 17 L702x
(11 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz Turbo Boost to 3.1 Nvidia GT 555M 8GB 1333 WD32BPVT, WD10JPVT 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
6x Bluray Win7 Home x64 Full1080HD LED LG TL(TrueLife) Full Keyboard (Backlit) 
CaseMouseAudio
Belkin Evo Backpack Logitech Anywhere MX JBL Built-In Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
XPS 17 L702x
(11 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM 2.2Ghz Turbo Boost to 3.1 Nvidia GT 555M 8GB 1333 WD32BPVT, WD10JPVT 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
6x Bluray Win7 Home x64 Full1080HD LED LG TL(TrueLife) Full Keyboard (Backlit) 
CaseMouseAudio
Belkin Evo Backpack Logitech Anywhere MX JBL Built-In Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Volt Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Volt Mods › General Volt Mods › CCFL molex to Wall outlet. Question regarding adapter.