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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to clean the cable management up in the back of my case, and I have a question about plugging in custom sleeved cable extensions directly into an AX860 power supply.

Basically, would anything bad happen? The sleeved cables I have are perfectly fine, but they didn't come with the AX860 unit. Right now I have the AX860 cables running into the sleeved cable extensions (that then plug into my components). It would be great if I could plug the sleeved cables directly into the AX860 but I have no clue if there would be some kind of incompatibility.

If this is a stupid question, let me know smile.gif
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post #2 of 5
As far as i know, some cables on Corsair units are matched up differently on both sides and have double wires, which means they can not use a straight 24 pin to 24 pin. This being said, some of the VGA/ MOBO cables might work with only extensions
post #3 of 5
It's not a stupid question at all. Unfortunately, that wont work. The 24pin cable connectors on the PSU side is different (18pin and 10pin) like what jlangford has mentioned. If you really want the cables sleeved from end to end without taking the risk , best is to sleeve the AX860 stocks cables yourself or just get the individual sleeved set cables that Corsair offers.
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to clean the cable management up in the back of my case, and I have a question about plugging in custom sleeved cable extensions directly into an AX860 power supply.

Basically, would anything bad happen? The sleeved cables I have are perfectly fine, but they didn't come with the AX860 unit.
Before plugging any of those cables into the computer, measure the voltage on each pin and verify that it matches the voltage on a known good cable plugged into the same PSU. Getting even one wire mixed up can cause a short that will melt a cable or connector, including a connector on the motherboard, and other components may be damaged. If you don't have a voltage meter, Harbor Freight is giving them out free with coupon (one coupon is in the new Car & Driver, expires in Aug.).
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Thanks for the information from everyone! I appreciate it.
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