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Sleeving a Molex Cable (multiple connectors)

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Hello,

I am very new to the modding game and even newer to sleeving. I am doing a military themed build and decided to use paracord which worked quite well on my PCI-E. BTW the paracord tool I bought from Lutro helped immensely and saved me a lot of snagging delay. thumb.gif

I want to sleeve a molex cable but it has multiple connectors. I have a Corsair AX850 and the molex cable is like a ribbon with four connectors linked together and a four pin connector which plugs into the PSU. I reviewed Lutro's tutorial on molex sleeving but unfortunately, it only addresses a molex cable with two connectors. However, with four connectors, while I can get sleeving from my four-pin PSU connector to the first molex connector, after that I am stuck.

I actually only need two molex connectors and was toying with the idea of just cutting off the last two in the chain. However, I am not sure if I can do this or will it cause problems. If I remove the last two then it is not a problem as I can sleeve from the PSU connector to the first molex connector and from the last molex connect to the first molex connector using Lutro's tutorial as a guide.

Does anyone have a remedy to the this. confused.gif

Thanks

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I think Lutro does show a few ways of sleeving such connectors. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to sleeve those - you will have to open up the connectors to free the wire. I sleeved a similar molex cable for my wife's comp. If it is a similar cable (assuming it is since her PSU was corsair as well), the back of the connectors pop open and then pull the wire out (goes without saying to do one wire at a time). The method I followed was run the para-cord from the PSU connector to the first molex connector. Then I put heat shrink tube over the chord with the tube running very very close to the exposed (cut) wire that gets pinched into the molex connector. Then run another para-chord over from that point to the next molex connector - again shrink tube over each end with tube very close (literally over) the exposed cut. Once the entire wire is done, press the wire back into each molex connector and voila ! done ! Well, much easier said than done ! Lots of patience, wasted chord, and time.

One disclaimer though....I checked the PSU and I see that I used PET sleeve (1/8") on the molex and SATA power cable, but used para-chord on the rest. Come to think of it, para-chord was a bit too thick to work right for those cables. But once you try on one, you will find out.

Again, Lutro is the man - drop him an email or PM and he can guide you more/better.
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