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cold cathode inverter cables

post #1 of 9
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you guys know those inverter boxes you get with cold cathodes, and they usually come with a button to turn them on/off?

well I was wondering if anybody knew if you can remove the wires connecting the button to them and have them work still?

I have 3 of the inverters in my case and the mess of wires from them is annoying me to no end. if I could cut the switches out it'd clean up some mess, but I don't know how safe that is or if it will default to "on" without the switch.

thanks
post #2 of 9
Yes, take the wires strip the guard, and wrap them together... electrical tape them. + to + and - to -, you can make a ground for one button on the OFF side, and the + on the + side. Confusing? Not so much.
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pretty confusing, actually ^^
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its just a switch, if its "on" than the circuit is complete and connected. if its "off" than their is no physical connection between the + and - leads.

Just cut the wires at the switch, and solder/twist them together, whatever your capable of and then cover the bare wires w/ electrical tape/shrink wrap.

Then whenever you turn the PC on and the transformer gets power, it will power on the ccfls.

LED strips are better looking and more reliable imo tho You'll get tired when you go through a few transformers.
    
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they're UV ones to light up my tubing ;-;
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http://www.lamptron.com/products/vie...h_Alum_housing

Plug your tubes in on one end, plug your switch into the other end and done.
post #7 of 9
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I tried a 4-way, the cathodes were too dim with it
post #8 of 9
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small update on this, I tried it, cut out the switch and reconnected the appropriate wires, the inveter doesn't work and I think it broke it because it no longer works with a stock cable.

also these things are a ******* ***** to sleeve. I don't even know where to begin.
post #9 of 9
You can simply take the 2 pin that plugs into the end of the invertor and put a molex 4 pin on it and itll work fine. I think the reason the 4 tube invertor might not work well is it cant draw enough wattage.
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