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Removing Extra Molex conecctors from PSU

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Hi, i am looking into sleeving my PSU. The guide on here is very handy. However i was wondering how you would go about removing extra Connectors from the PSU line. For example if there is 3 molex connectors in a row but i only need two, could i remove the extra connector from the line when sleeving? Could i simply tape over the pins and hide them in the sleeving? Or is this not recommended?

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I don't see a problem with modifying the leads on your PSU however you see fit just keep in mind that you should have some experience with splicing wires correctly before you give a shot.

Practice on any kind of stranded wire you can and make sure you get yourself a set of "handy hands" / "articulating arms" or whatever they're called (the two arms that will hold your wires in clips for you however you choose so that you can concentrate on holding the soldering iron and solder, lol...

As for simply "taping over the pins and hiding them" that can be dangerous if they ever find a way to make contact with each other down the road - friction rubs the tape off/loose, etc. - so I would recommend just removing that part of the lead altogether, don't "half-arse-it" in other words...
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If I were doing it, I'd clip off the excess wires at the pins for the last connector to be kept.
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thanks for all the help guys. Rep +
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you shouldn't have a problem doing like radodrill said......i actually had too many feeds coming from the psu so i took it apart and unsoldered some lines....just make sure you don't have any exposed wires
    
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