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How much power can a Molex connector/power cable safely provide? How about a SATA power connector? In the interest of keeping minimal cables in my case, I'm trying to cut down on the number of cables I have running at one time. I'll either have a single SATA DVD RW drive, and between 4-5 fans rated at ~3.5w (.3a @ 12v) apiece on one SATA power cable, or a single Molex power cable with between 5-7 fans rated at ~3.5w (.3a @ 12v) apiece.
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If you have enough connectors, you can connect as much crap to it as you want as long as the power supply (not cable) can supply

ie. you should be fine.
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They have no real limit except they can be on seperate 12v rails (the psu will limit the output)
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Nice, so a fairly long daisy-chain of fans should be safe then. Just making sure, thanks to both of you.
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
Nice, so a fairly long daisy-chain of fans should be safe then. Just making sure, thanks to both of you.
You got it. Fans only take like 2-4W each even with LEDs or higher speed ones so I think your good
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