Power Source

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Power Source

Post by oldirtydufty » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi! The ide-exi adapter seems to be a great piece of hardware. But how is this extarnal powercable called? And where can I get one? I'm living in Europe.

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Re: Power Source

Post by liquitt » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:18 pm

the connector you are looking for is called Molex or 4-pin Molex
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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Re: Power Source

Post by oldirtydufty » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:03 pm

Yep! I know how the connector is called. But normally you'll get a molex female to molex male or a Y cable or so. And I was not able to find a powersource for it. I don't want to use a PC Power Supply Unit :-)

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Re: Power Source

Post by Burbruee » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Try ebay, I've seen a few on there for less than €10. Just search "molex power supply". :)
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Re: Power Source

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:38 pm

my friend is using a molex power supply at the moment. and there the picture is snowy, btw, he is using a quality psu from a named company not such a cheap ebay product.
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Re: Power Source

Post by kevstah2004 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:50 pm

There different
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Re: Power Source

Post by yamaharacer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:05 pm

i am using the second picture. my friend uses the first picture
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Re: Power Source

Post by liquitt » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:16 pm

the problem with ATX PC power supplies is, that they're switched by the PC/mainboard and some, if not all won't work, because there's no mainboard that tells them to start...
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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Re: Power Source

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:46 pm

you only need to bridge pin 15 and pin 14 on the atx connector then the power supply starts without a mainboard ;-)
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Re: Power Source

Post by oldirtydufty » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:35 pm

Thank you very much for your help, guys!
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Re: Power Source

Post by liquitt » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:24 pm

yamaharacer wrote:you only need to bridge pin 15 and pin 14 on the atx connector then the power supply starts without a mainboard ;-)
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http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Power Source

Post by yamaharacer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:16 pm

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the pin is called PS_ON (power supply on) :roll:
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Re: Power Source

Post by tglaria » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:52 pm

yamaharacer wrote:http://www.caseumbau.de/test252/atx_belegung.jpg

the pin is called PS_ON (power supply on) :roll:
I've tried this and works.
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Re: Power Source

Post by jocu3 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:44 am

Hello all, my first post here!

I ordered my ide-exi from the european store, hope I get it soon :)
I plan to use this to power my hd: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.21571
It's quite cheap and I have used it already a lot and managed to power all my hd:s + you get ide/sata usb adapter as well.
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Re: Power Source

Post by ct_the_1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:20 am

Yes, should work as expected.
I have a similar device, it is great to connect old harddrives laying around.
And you can connect the hdd of your ide-exi easily to your pc with it, of course.
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Re: Power Source

Post by Jaecus » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:35 pm

I recently purchased this:
12V DC 4-Pin Molex External Power Supply Adapter
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0566955679

I want to warn you that the one i recieved worked for 5minutes and then something inside went bang. :evil:
The device had severely overheated and I am assuming that a component reaching cooking point was the bang i heard.

It may be that I was unlucky, and these items are normally fine?
I thought its best to mention it anyway as I for one will avoid this specific adapter in the future.
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Re: Power Source

Post by cissou » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:54 am

I use an old ide hdd case usb, which the usb part doesn't work anymore.
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Re: Power Source

Post by Jaecus » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:02 pm

Having had the power supply blow up on me, I decided that I would do away with the old PC PSU (too big and noisy fan!)

I made a power supply mod for the Molex HDD supply
I took 12v from the power cable
I took 5v from the memorycard EXI pin6
and added a switch to power off HDD

Its working very well and not having cloudy problems
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Re: Power Source

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:17 pm

nice :)
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Re: Power Source

Post by Hells Guardian » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:02 pm

Very. Thats the way to do it lol.
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Re: Power Source

Post by rs5001 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:52 am

Hey guys,

inspired by Jaecus i also build a power source for the hardisk.
I think its the best solution and its very easy to make.

I soldered it directly to the power board.
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Re: Power Source

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:35 am

nice, looks clean and tidy :)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Power Source

Post by Jaecus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:49 am

Thats cool, My way is completely seperate from the gamecube console itself, and therefore easier to transfer to another console. However, I like this method and looks preferable for those who have purchased an IDE-EXI.
:)
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Re: Power Source

Post by Hells Guardian » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:31 pm

Indeed. I need to add a switch to the power supply for mine.
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Re: Power Source

Post by aleomark » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:02 pm

Jaecus wrote:I recently purchased this:
12V DC 4-Pin Molex External Power Supply Adapter
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0566955679

I want to warn you that the one i recieved worked for 5minutes and then something inside went bang. :evil:
The device had severely overheated and I am assuming that a component reaching cooking point was the bang i heard.

It may be that I was unlucky, and these items are normally fine?
I thought its best to mention it anyway as I for one will avoid this specific adapter in the future.
I use one of these adapters firts time plugged into a power strip, it got overheating and broke, I claimed in the store and gave me another one, these time I always use it plugged into a uninterruptible power supply and no problems
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