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Power supply cables too short


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#1 panthersfan25

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

Hello All,

 

I have a Lenovo thinkserver that needs the power supply replaced.  I tried ordering a 650w replacement, but I am running into an issue, the motherboard has a 24-pin main connector, 4-pin cpu connector and a 8-pin power connector (I believe it is another board power, not PCIE power) the PSU I ordered has the 4-pin power and 8-pin power on the same run and is not long enough to reach each connector (only about 4" and I need 6-7") can I splice these cables and add extra length to them without the fear of serious consequences or does anyone now where I can find a power supply with a 4-pin and 8-pin connector on separate runs?

 

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Brent



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

I would suggest against the splicing thing, but if you just need the cables longer you can buy extention cables with male-to-female ends for like a couple bucks. 8 or 4 pin. Real cheap. Amazon.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

If you have soldering skills and the correct gauge wire, then sure.  I would suggest using shrink tube to seal the solder joints.

 

If you are a novice to soldering, then I would suggest purchasing extensions to add the needed length.  You can purchase extension kits at Newegg with the links below.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200124

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198005


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

I agree with the opinion to use extension cables rather than trying to modify the power supply. Modifying the power supply could cause more issues than it is worth, creates a needless level of uncertainty, voids your warranty, and can easily get you fired if you're doing this at work. Given all of this, a $5 or less investment seems like it would be worth the added peace of mind.


Edited by Kaosu, 17 February 2015 - 12:59 PM.





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