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post #1 of 12
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Ok - so Im following this guide and want to connect some LEDs to my PSU.

What I dont understand is how to connect the LEDs to the PSU's molex connectors? Anyone want to help clear things up for me?

I googled nothing came up.
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post #2 of 12
It needs a plug or soldering job. It states how (wire color anyway)

edit: it clearly states : "In order to power this LED, you’ll want to connect the wire that has the resistor to any 5V wire (red) on your PSU, and the LED’s other wire to any ground wire (black) on your PSU. You can do this via a simple mod to a molex connector."
Edited by theartist - 5/22/08 at 2:21pm
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post #3 of 12
I don't think this is the exact same thing.. but maybe it will help?
http://metku.net/index.html?sect=vie...ight/index_eng

EDIT - Also found this.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...molex-mod.html
Edited by xShiFTx - 5/22/08 at 2:30pm
    
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post #4 of 12
good find!
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by theartist View Post
It needs a plug or soldering job. It states how (wire color anyway)

edit: it clearly states : "In order to power this LED, you’ll want to connect the wire that has the resistor to any 5V wire (red) on your PSU, and the LED’s other wire to any ground wire (black) on your PSU. You can do this via a simple mod to a molex connector."


I know that. But HOW do you connect it to the molex connector?

Quote:
I don't think this is the exact same thing.. but maybe it will help?
http://metku.net/index.html?sect=vie...ight/index_eng

EDIT - Also found this.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...molex-mod.html
No, Ive read them already - not what Im talking about.

I make my LED array already, now I got 2 wires.... How do I plug the wires INTO the molex plug?
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post #6 of 12
Well,
1. you could "T" splice the correct wires on the molex and solder the LED wires to it.
2. you could solder a female molex connector to the LED wires and plug them right in.
Rather simple process.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by theartist View Post
Well,

2. you could solder a female molex connector to the LED wires and plug them right in.
Rather simple process.
you mean male?
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post #8 of 12
What ever is the opposite the power supply molex.
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post #9 of 12
I just stick the wires in the molex connector and either plug something in over it to keep it in or use some electrical tape.
Just make sure the wires are only touching one lead, otherwise I think it will short.
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silicone works great
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