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Heres what i want to do


line the computer case with leds light strips (nzxt or phobya)

line the back of my three monitors with led light strips (nzxt or phobya)

have a small box on my desk with 1 or 2 latching switches (lamptron)

have the case leds use a pass through so i can power them externaly and connect them to the switch same with the monitor leds strips go to the switch

to power it id use a phobya power brick to molex and phobya pass through


u can get a cable for the switches but i havent a clue how to use it


im gonna try and do a diagram for you guys if you want



thank you for any help you can give from my crap explantion


EDIT




i can also post all the parts


and to see the desk design seach for techy desk upcoming project
Edited by jameswilkes - 3/29/13 at 8:41pm
post #2 of 31
Post the parts so people don't have to go hunting for them.
You'll get more/better answers
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What is the purpose of having an external power supply for the LEDs? And the purpose of the switch?

If you want to have the lights all come on together when you power up your system, you could power them off of your computer's power supply. Use the pass thru connector to connect the exterior lights around the monitor to power. No switch needed. Also, the switch cable you have linked is for a momentary contact type switch to be hooked up to your motherboard to use as a power button, and the light inside ti be used as a power LED.

[ PSU ] -- [ pass thru ] -- [ monitor LEDs ]
[ PSU ] -- [ internal LEDs ]
post #5 of 31
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now im always making things complicated and thank you for cleaning my messy idea up

i dont want the leds on all the time how would i make it so in the day i could have them switched off


thank again been a big help

i posted the wrong switch i meant to put a latching switch
post #6 of 31
You did post a latching switch. It's just that the cable you posted was for use as wiring up the momentary version to your power switch and LED.

For switching off the strips during the day, simply put the switch inline with the ground (black) wire from the molex you power the LED strips from.

[ PSU ] -- [ molex ] --> <-- (sw) -- [ pass thru ] -- [ LEDs ]

If my cheapo wiring diagram is too crap to understand, let me know and I can sketch something up.
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

You did post a latching switch. It's just that the cable you posted was for use as wiring up the momentary version to your power switch and LED.

For switching off the strips during the day, simply put the switch inline with the ground (black) wire from the molex you power the LED strips from.

[ PSU ] -- [ molex ] --> <-- (sw) -- [ pass thru ] -- [ LEDs ]

If my cheapo wiring diagram is too crap to understand, let me know and I can sketch something up.

its not too crap im just thick

if you dont mind doing a sketch it would be much appreciated
post #8 of 31
Red is +12v, black is either - wire from molex. Switch interrupts power (- side) before the connections to the LED strips. LED strips will light when system is powered on, unless you turn off at the switch. LED strips will not light with the system off.

And, yeah I know that + and - are on the same end for LED strip...

post #9 of 31
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if the leds connect via molex how would i connect them to the switch


i cant solder never been good at it

and could i put the switch on the back of the case using one of the water cooling grommet holes
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by jameswilkes View Post

if the leds connect via molex how would i connect them to the switch


i cant solder never been good at it

and could i put the switch on the back of the case using one of the water cooling grommet holes

You can use female quick connects and put them over the switch terminals. You can find something like this. You can find the uninsulated kind at your local hardware store as well as a crimper for under $10 and requires no soldering. You can look at my build log and find images of the quick connects.
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