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post #11 of 42
so if i'm understanding this right,

you're going from stock molex on the psu. to a seperate molex on a single wire to the splice then to the pelt. right?

all i can say is make sure the length of wire going from the psu to the splice are of similar lentghs. since longer wire does cause voltage drop and you'd end up powering the pelt with some wacky power.

i'm not an electrician but... that's my thought.
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post #12 of 42
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Yeah, I am considering doing just the 2 shielded ones first, since I think they provide more power. I'll ask OCZ tech support on that one.

If they get too hot, I'll move to the two molex lines. If they get too hot, I'll use all 4 :\\

I'm sure the 2 shielded ones are able to handle 14A
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post #13 of 42
my face is planted on the screen.

pls.


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post #14 of 42
I don't think it would matter about using rf lines....Using 4 would be around 3.5 amp load per line....Are you going to go ahead and order the 600 soon? If you are I would just hold off a day or two to fire it up...Or use a old PSU...I'd hate to see you trash out your OCZ....It should be able to handle it OK, but who knows, especially when your running the rest of your rig on it to....
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post #15 of 42
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The OCZ has overvoltage and overcurrent protection, so I think it would latch and shut off if I overran the rated load for each one. I looked up the amperage rating for 18 AWG wire is around 16A, from various sources I have read. If I used 2 of the shielded wires, I should be fine

I emailed OCZ Tech support asking about what the maximum amp capacity of each shielded line is, so hopefully I'll hear soon from him
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post #16 of 42
How many lines to splice depends on how many rails the psu has... if it has 2 12v rails, then splice both of them together... I would personally cut all the wires on the psu, except for the +12v and ground wires, then splice in near the psu itself, and run 12ga wire directly to the tec.
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post #17 of 42
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...Except I'm not cutting all the wires on my PSU

I'm going to use molex connections to carry the load across perhaps 2 wires, if not 4.
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post #18 of 42
hey man sounds good, how many amps does your pelt want at 12V?
I wasnt too convinsed about 'less volts less amps' so i used 2 rails to power my TEC asuming if it suddenly fancies the full 320W at 12V it can have all the amps it wants then (as each of my 2 12V rails can kick out 18Amps) just playing it safe but if your confident it wont draw more than 14A suppose 1 rail should be ok.

ANYWAY i used 2 wires from each rail, 4 total, as when i has 2 total, 1 from each rail i melted the molex connectors lol. The joint from my 4 psu wires to the girthy TEC wires gets a little warm but its fine. 4 should be fine m8 as long as your rectangle block thing makes good solid contacts.

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post #19 of 42
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Got it today!

The packaging could have been a bit better though, it came in a tiny little piece of foam...Not cool, Frozencpu.

Now all I need is a PSU that can power it :\\


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post #20 of 42
Right on! Can't wait to see the final setup!
    
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