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Front panel connector length

post #1 of 5
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Greetings,

I'm attempting to do a very minor mod to a power switch to a pc in my room. Essentially I want a long 'Power SW' wire from my mobo to my power switch which will be outside my case located on a desk.


My question is, how long can this cable be until it won't work? Clearly it wouldn't work if it was a 100ft cable. So where do we draw the line?

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Power switch only has to close the connection. I'd imagine there's no limit on the length of the Power and reset switches. LED and USB on the other hand, I'd probably keep them under 6 ft.
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
You think there really is no limit? I guess I'll just have to give it a shot and play around, thanks for the info
post #4 of 5
It's just a simple circuit, obviously you won't hurt anything by testing lengths of wire. I assume if your tower is anywhere near your desk, you will be fine.
post #5 of 5
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Thanks guys, just to follow up, I've just used a 8ft cable I made and I was able to turn my pc on/off with it.
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