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post #1 of 4
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Hello,

I recently purchased a sound activated CC inverter (link)

I was hoping I could use it to control other case lights with it as well (they plug into molex connectors), and although I don't understand it fully I gather, you can't just connect non cathodes straight to the inverter.

I was wondering if I could implement a relay somehow.

Ideally, it would just be connected to molex connector, so that when it would normally active a cathode, the molex would be supplied power, and at all other times, the molex would not have power.

I hope that makes sense, and thanks for any help.
post #2 of 4
It is true you can not just wire it up directly to the inverter, and what you say is actually difficult because the inverter outputs at a very high voltage and low amps, and it's AC as well. I don't know if there will be enough current to handle even a small relay for other lights. A transistor would get damaged by the output voltage or the fact that it's AC power.
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You might be able to follow the components on the PCB to determine where the output of the sound reactive part is (that feeds the CCFL inverter); most of these units would have an always on switch position as well as a sound activated mode, so where the constant 12V and sound activated circuitry meet is the delineation between the sound controller and the inverter.

Otherwise, they do make standalone sound activated controllers with a 12V DC output (e.g. for adding sound activation to existing CCFLs) which would work perfectly for other case lighting.
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Thank you for the replies.

Could you point me in the direction of one of those non-inverting sound modules?

Thanks!
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