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Where to get high current 5V and 12V on X210?

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Where to get high current 5V and 12V on X210?

#1 Post by flyingfishfinger » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi all-
I just picked up this guy for experimentation, but I still need to power it. It comes with an adapter that looks like it pins out the standard Molex 4-pin, so it appears to consume both 5V and 12V. I'll try to measure the SATA connector one of these days to see if it has 12V, but I doubt it does.

In the meantime, anyone know where else on the board I might be able to pick off high-current 5V and if / where 12V exists?


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Re: Where to get high current 5V and 12V on X210?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:51 pm

I'm not sure about the X210 but in the interest of not accidentally killing a such low number board...I would recommend getting a cheap PC power supply and shorting the green and black wires to turn it on. Then you have as much +5V and +12V as you could ever want or need.
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