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 Post subject: Help with a rack chassis Im building
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:57 am 
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I want to build a 3U rack chassis that will have two 5.25 bays.
The first bay will have a SIIG JU-H42B22-S2 4-Port USB2.0 Front Panel Hub
the 2nd bay will have a nMEDIAPC ZE-C228 Black Aluminum Panel 5.25" All-in-one USB Card Reader with USB 3.0/IEEE 1394/e-SATA Port/HD Audio Ports
both are powered by a 4 pin molex connector.

Can I add a pc power supply to the case im building that will power these hubs without having to add a motherboard? Is there another alternative to power both of these?

The reason for this build is because my pc is on the bottom of my recording desk and its cluttered with audio cables and cords and just a pain to get to,
so Id like to put these hubs right in front of me so I can plugin all of my midi gear and audio hardware without having to keep moving things out of the way to get to the back of my Pc...
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Dsmith


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a rack chassis Im building
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:03 pm 
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that will work fine, you may have to connect a "dummy load" to the +5v and/or the +12v - could be anything like a light bulb or resistor. I used resistors on a breadboard to make roughly .5A on each. They get a bit warm so remember that when you grab 'em (you only do it once, lol).

Another way, if your rack has a shelf on it get some 5.25" external ODD cases like these

SABRENT EC-525K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817366013

BYTECC ME-535U3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817145090

and they will just use a power brick instead.

cheers!


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