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Cold Cathode power question

post #1 of 7
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Hey there!

Does Cold Cathode require a certain type of power delivery?

I have a couple that came with a Vantec Nexus, that would be pointless in a P180 that has no window(s).

I tried connecting it to a test bench PSU, no luck. the PSU works, tested with a fan.

Never messed with Cold Cathode, hope I didn't bugger it by plugging it in directly.
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I believe you have to connect it through an inverter(sp?) for it to work.
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Yep, you'll need an inverter. Most inverters have two 2-pin plugs that you can plug your cold cathode in. If you need one you can find them on svc, xoxide, for like $4-8 for regular or sound reactive.
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Thanks guys.

Does anyone know what I would need to make one? I'm feeling kinda lazy... Any links?
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Just did a search on Google and didn't come up with anything. :S
I guess you'll have to get one of xoxide, newegg, etc.
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Thanks guys.

Does anyone know what I would need to make one? I'm feeling kinda lazy... Any links?
It just basicly controls the wattage/amps/volts whatever I guess.. don't exactly know how to make it but it should be simple if you don't want it to be sound reactive or anything
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Right on righteous doods!

I'll order one, so that I know that I have a working unit. These are going into an acrylic homemade case.
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