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post #1 of 12
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I need a female to female sata power cable for my thin mini ITX build. I only need to connect just 1 HHD. The cable that came with the mobo has multiple connectors and is long.. Been looking for one and I can't seem to find any female to female cables at all.
Anyone know of where I can possible get one?

Appreciated.
post #2 of 12
You are unlikely to find a pre-made cable.
Your best bet is to find two female connectors and wire them together.

I am a bit confused why you need female to female though. where will you be using it?
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post

You are unlikely to find a pre-made cable.
Your best bet is to find two female connectors and wire them together.

I am a bit confused why you need female to female though. where will you be using it?
Hmmm....
I got a thin mini itx board, and a very tiny case, Silverstone PT13B.
Was hoping for a small power sata connector to run to the hard drive from the mobo.
I guess if what you say is the case, I'll just go with plan B and cut off the excess stuff from the existing power sata cable that came with the board and electric tape everything.
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[...and electric tape everything.
Solder the wires and use shrink tube on them. Then cover the whole splice with one big shrink tube.

Sort of like this:

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post #5 of 12
If you already have connectors on the PSU, then cutting the excess is going to be the best option.
I did the same on my machine and was able to cut the wires flush against the one connector, and then was able to cover it with a small strip of electrical tape.
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[...and electric tape everything.
Solder the wires and use shrink tube on them. Then cover the whole splice with one big shrink tube.

Sort of like this:


If anyone wants to go this route, do NOT just lay the conductors side by side and expect the solder to hold it together, the wires need to be twisted together tight enough that they will hold together without solder, then the solder will just be there to ensure a low resistance connection that will exclude corrosion.
     
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Correct, with stranded wire you can actually actually weave the wires together then twist.





...but the I always have to take than apart again and put on the shrink tube that I forgot!
 
 
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Solder the wires and use shrink tube on them. Then cover the whole splice with one big shrink tube.

Sort of like this:

That is cool I'll definitely keep that in mind. However I dont need to solder anything. My cable looks like this, but exept for the molex part there is a Female Power Sata that connects into the motherboard

I just need 1 Sata, and cut off the rest. Was gonna electric tape the tips that would be left. Shrink tube might work on that too thought.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Solder the wires and use shrink tube on them. Then cover the whole splice with one big shrink tube.

Sort of like this:

That is cool I'll definitely keep that in mind. However I dont need to solder anything. My cable looks like this, but exept for the molex part there is a Female Power Sata that connects into the motherboard

I just need 1 Sata, and cut off the rest. Was gonna electric tape the tips that would be left. Shrink tube might work on that too thought.

Tape will eventually peel off. I would use a tiny brush to "dot" on small drops of liquid rubber on the exposed conductor ends. Use two or three layers, letting each layer dry between coats.
     
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Or shrink tubing like this............

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