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Okay I'll be a little more formal. Hey there!

I'm just dropping this here out of curiosity, you see I bought a set of Revoltec 12" white cathodes from ChilledPC. They came about three days ago and I couldn't wait to get them in, so I begun installing them, this set came with one of the expansion slot covers with the on/off switch. I set everything up as it should be (I've set up sets like these before) and nothing happened, after taking a look I noticed something that may be the cause as to why it wouldn't work.

Basically the power cable from the molex connector seems wrong, you'll see what I mean, I've attached a photo so you can tell me if I'm right or wrong.



At the moment I'm using my cathode kit with an old power cable I had lying around from my old cathode kit but I want to be able to turn them on an off with out messing around opening the case and fidgeting around.

Any help would be great thanks.

_Fri
Edited by Friburg - 10/13/11 at 3:28pm
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'Ow do!

Okay I'll be a little more formal. Hey there!

I'm just dropping this here out of curiosity, you see I bought a set of Revoltec 12" white cathodes from ChilledPC. They came about three days ago and I couldn't wait to get them in, so I begun installing them, this set came with one of the expansion slot covers with the on/off switch. I set everything up as it should be (I've set up sets like these before) and nothing happened, after taking a look I noticed something that may be the cause as to why it wouldn't work.

Basically the power cable from the molex connector seems wrong, you'll see what I mean, I've attached a photo so you can tell me if I'm right or wrong.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...0-11210620.jpg

At the moment I'm using my cathode kit with an old power cable I had lying around from my old cathode kit but I want to be able to turn them on an off with out messing around opening the case and fidgeting around.

Any help would be great thanks.

_Fri
A rocker switch would work, might need to extend the wires to reach wherever you put it (I personally would prefer this over a switch on the back)

Helpful vid: And AFAIK there are probably tens of thousands of different rocker switches to suit whatever you need em for
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 10/11/11 at 2:07pm
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A rocker (damn, I always type rocket) switch would do the job great. There are two of doing it - rubbish switch on the back of a pci card, or order something cool like this and cut a special hole for it in the case with a dremel or something
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'Ow do!

Okay I'll be a little more formal. Hey there!

I'm just dropping this here out of curiosity, you see I bought a set of Revoltec 12" white cathodes from ChilledPC. They came about three days ago and I couldn't wait to get them in, so I begun installing them, this set came with one of the expansion slot covers with the on/off switch. I set everything up as it should be (I've set up sets like these before) and nothing happened, after taking a look I noticed something that may be the cause as to why it wouldn't work.

Basically the power cable from the molex connector seems wrong, you'll see what I mean, I've attached a photo so you can tell me if I'm right or wrong.


At the moment I'm using my cathode kit with an old power cable I had lying around from my old cathode kit but I want to be able to turn them on an off with out messing around opening the case and fidgeting around.

Any help would be great thanks.

_Fri

No, thats correct, the yellow on the molex is 12v, and red is 5v. Inverters/cathodes run off of 12v. They just used a red wire instead of a yellow when connecting to the inverter.
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The problem is that I don't have a dremel part to cut with and I'm a little strapped for cash at the moment, I'd much rather fix this cable and use that for now untill I got some moneys lol

Thanks for your help.

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What seems wrong? The yellow leg is 12V+ so if your kit needs 12V, that's what you need to be tapped into.
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Could it be that this cable just doesn't work because when I use it in both of the inverter boxes I have this one doesn't work but the old one I had does. Any clues?

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[UPDATE]

I managed to find out why the power cable Revoltec gave me with my kit didn't work.

So the molex to transformer power cable has the +12v and ground cables, on the +12v there is a split with tab connectors which connect to a switch then to the transformer and the ground cable just goes from the transformer back to the molex. Well I pulled out an old power supply and powered it using a modified mobo connector, while I was setting it all up to start testing it to find out why it wouldn't work I found that Revoltec sent me a bodged power wire. You see, the +12v and ground wires were in the wrong place on the transformer's power connector, a quick switcheroo and it was working!

Sorry for the long post XD

Thank you all for the help advice you offered

_Fri

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