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Windows 7: SATA Power Connectors

22 Mar 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try this wording.

SATA 15-Pin Power Connector
Thanks, but that nomenclature simply returns an endless list of links for every variety of SATA cable, none that I have found with just the connectors of the style that I need.


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22 Mar 2010   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

seekermeister, do you want to add extra adaptors to the line or is the one you are using fubar? i had a look at some of my old ones which came with mobo's and some of them are not moulded on but just clicked on , very hard to see that they come apart, do you have any old ones laying around?
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22 Mar 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The cable was fine...until I cut off the old connectors. Now it is simply a set of sleeved wires going nowhere. I should have tested the new connectors that I have first, but I never expected that they would be so difficult to use. The clip on type that you mentioned are for a modular PS, but alas mine is not.

As much as I dislike the idea, I guess that they only way to get the rig running, is by stripping the wires, then using electrical tape to insulate between the connectors.

EDIT to insure that the end connector can't slide off, I guess that I'm going to have to put a drop of solder between the wires and the contact points of the connector. The tape should prevent the others from sliding.
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22 Mar 2010   #14
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

what i meant was the ones i have are simply clicked over the cables and as i said its very hard to notice they are attached that way, you can prise them apart , they are not moulded dont you have any old ones laying around to see if they can be attached that way ?
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22 Mar 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

None like you have described. All of the cables that I have are those that have the wires entering the back of the connector, with another set of wires going to the next connector in a daisy chain or serial type of design. Do you know where you got the cables as you described?
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22 Mar 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
None like you have described. All of the cables that I have are those that have the wires entering the back of the connector, with another set of wires going to the next connector in a daisy chain or serial type of design. Do you know where you got the cables as you described?
yes they came with Asus mobo and DFI mobo they are daisy chained like yours but not moulded on , have a very good look at yours they may be the same, i had to use a magnifying glass to see the split lines and the tiny securing tabs
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22 Mar 2010   #17
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I need to replace the connectors that come standard on power supplies, with the type that self-splice onto the cable. I already have some that I got with some component that I bought long ago, but when I tried to use them, it is impossible to do so without stripping the wire first, because the blades are too tight and dull to pierce the insulation.

I'm wondering if all of these types of connectors are like this or not. I have seen pictures of others that look as though they had been able to use these without stripping first. However, I don't want to have to order and wait on something that's going to be no better than what I have. My only other choice is to strip a length of the wires and then use electrical tape after the connectors are in place, which is not what I would like to do. If anyone know of a source that I can find the quality of connectors that I want, please let me know.
If I understand your description above, perhaps you only need a "punch tool" like we use to secure network cable to connectors?

Econo Punch Down tool - Cyberguys.com
Punch Tools, Impact Tools, Ultimate Punch Tools, Punch Down Tool, Econo Punch Tool - Cyberguys.com

I also have some of the connectors in Theog's picture that I ripped off of fried power supplies and occasionally I use my punch tool to add one in between the existing connectors.

I also have a bag full of adapters that come with case fans to plug in between the existing molex connectors to power the fans when there are no more motherboard fan connectors available. However, if you need SATA power connectors, all I have seen so far are splitters, ie molex at one end and two SATA power connectors at the other. If you end up using solder, I would suggest using "heat shrink" tubing to seal the soldered connection?

Cheers!
Robert
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22 Mar 2010   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try one of those.
Note the Sata plug is 5 wire 12v,5v,3v.


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22 Mar 2010   #19
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I need to replace the connectors that come standard on power supplies, with the type that self-splice onto the cable. I already have some that I got with some component that I bought long ago, but when I tried to use them, it is impossible to do so without stripping the wire first, because the blades are too tight and dull to pierce the insulation.

I'm wondering if all of these types of connectors are like this or not. I have seen pictures of others that look as though they had been able to use these without stripping first. However, I don't want to have to order and wait on something that's going to be no better than what I have. My only other choice is to strip a length of the wires and then use electrical tape after the connectors are in place, which is not what I would like to do. If anyone know of a source that I can find the quality of connectors that I want, please let me know.

I believe this is the connector...
Connectx™ T-SATA Female (crimp-type) - Black [ACR-CB8201] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

But you may also need a press tool to seat them....
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22 Mar 2010   #20
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Seekermeister,

Cutting and splicing the cables is perfectly fine but please do not use electrical tape. Get some solder and heat shrink then be sure to tin the ends of the wire before connecting them by cutting a short piece of heat shrink and sliding it over the wire then make a small hook at both the ends you want to solder together. Squeeze these two hooked ends together making one soled connection then solder them together. "The bigger the glob the better the job" is not the way! You want to run a smooth flow of solder on the wires. Make sure there are no wire strands sticking out that would pierce the heat shrink tube. After that slide the heat shrink over the solder connection ensuring that no open wire shows then heat it up with the good ole bic 9000, that would be a lighter or use a blow dryer if you don't have a heat gun. You can get the materials at radio shack or most hardware stores. You will find that these soldered wires will last a lifetime and you can customize the length to fit your needs inside the case. Radio shack carries in stock the 4 pin molex connectors by the way in case anyone wanted to know, they do not have the 8 pin molex connectors. I am not sure if the carry the sata connectors but it sounds like you already have them.
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