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Hi all,

Apologies if I've posted in the wrong place, this seemed closer to this subject than anything else.

I bought a G-Vans UV CCFL Bar that arrived today, but the 3-pin power connector doesn't seem to fit any 3-pin connections on my mobo, fan controllers or any 3-pin to 4-pin molex adaptors I have. Not sure how well the pix illustrate the issue, but the two 'ridges' that should slide down the edges of the protruding plastic piece of the connector are just a touch too close - but are consistently so no matter what I try to connect it to.

I have not been able to get it to light up by pressing the connector down past the plastic, so I don't think that the plastic ridges are too close by accident.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what type of connection this needs?

Please ask if you would like any further info.

Cheers.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Thie 'ridge' side of the connector on the left, the right is a connector that does fit 3-pin connections, to illustrate the small difference in the width between the ridges.


This is the ridge side of the connector in question on its own


The top of the connector


The other side of the connector
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You can't simply wire this into a fan controller or other wiring in your case. You will need a power inverter to plug it into. Most cold cathodes come with one that will run 1-2 cold cathode tubes. CC's operate on AC current, not DC.
post #3 of 5
That is a standard CCFL connector that is meant to hook up to an inverter... not a 3-pin fan connector.

For instance: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10766/ele-691/FrozenCPU_ConnectRight_Cathode_Light_Mini_3-Pin_Connector_-_Female.html?tl=g6c449s1143

If your light does not have a built-in Inverter... you will need one...

Example only... may not be compatible with yours: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22120/ele-1261/Logisys_Cold_Cathode_Replacement_Inverter_w_PCI_Slot_Power_Cable_Harness.html?tl=g6c449s1142#blank
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Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post

You can't simply wire this into a fan controller or other wiring in your case. You will need a power inverter to plug it into. Most cold cathodes come with one that will run 1-2 cold cathode tubes. CC's operate on AC current, not DC.

Ha... beat me to it! wink.gif
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I will investigate compatible CC Inverters. Apologies for not replying sooner, been rebuilding my pc lol. Thank you all so much - that had me absolutely stumped!
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