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Can I cut unused sections of PSU cables off?

#1HighpitchsoloPosted 6/18/2012 11:16:31 PM
I have a power supply cable (modular) that has three IDE power connectors, but I only need one. Can I just clip off the extra two connectors, or will that destroy the cable?

cable in question:
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sorry, crappy cell camera in dark room.
#2wizardmonPosted 6/18/2012 11:17:33 PM
No, just zip tie them in a folded position to save on cable space.
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#3JustPlainEvilPosted 6/18/2012 11:18:20 PM
Modular? Shouldnt they just unplug?

Cutting the wires will destroy your PSU. I HIGHLY ADVISE NOT DOING THAT.

Zip tie them to the length you need.
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#4Highpitchsolo(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 11:18:36 PM
wizardmon posted...
No, just zip tie them in a folded position to save on cable space.


the only reason I need this cable is to power the LEDs on my case. I really dont want to just tie them off, I want to get rid of them.
#5unsolidsnakePosted 6/18/2012 11:18:46 PM
I suppose you could, and I might cover the end with some electrical tape just to be cautious, but if it was me I just wouldn't cut it.
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#6Highpitchsolo(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 11:21:29 PM
JustPlainEvil posted...
Modular? Shouldnt they just unplug?

Cutting the wires will destroy your PSU. I HIGHLY ADVISE NOT DOING THAT.

Zip tie them to the length you need.


jesus dude, read the entire thread first. it is NOT connected to my PSU. it's just one 6-pin connecter cable with three IDE power adapters. i only need one IDE power connecter though. look at the picture for reference.
#7wizardmonPosted 6/18/2012 11:25:42 PM(edited)
unsolidsnake posted...
I suppose you could, and I might cover the end with some electrical tape just to be cautious, but if it was me I just wouldn't cut it.


It's seriously a bad idea to cut any wires in a case, my example: I once had a broken reset button on a really old case that had the two wires that run to the motherboard from the power button fray and fall loose of the button. They landed on the bottom of my case and shorted starting a fire inside of the case in the middle of a lan party.

That was just the reset button cord, which barely uses any power at all compared to a molex power cord. You'd have to be insane to want to rationalize the thought of creating the risk of those wires shorting on anything. just tie them together as compactly as you can.

Highpitchsolo posted...
JustPlainEvil posted...
Modular? Shouldnt they just unplug?

Cutting the wires will destroy your PSU. I HIGHLY ADVISE NOT DOING THAT.

Zip tie them to the length you need.


jesus dude, read the entire thread first. it is NOT connected to my PSU. it's just one 6-pin connecter cable with three IDE power adapters. i only need one IDE power connecter though. look at the picture for reference.



Is there power running through the cable? Is the power from any sort of way originating from the PSU in the computer?

If you answered yes to either of those, don't cut it.
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#8JustPlainEvilPosted 6/18/2012 11:23:49 PM
I read it. Relax. No need to be hostile.
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#9Lord_CohlianiPosted 6/18/2012 11:23:55 PM
It looks like a continuous circuit so I'd guess no, but it's hard to say.

I wouldn't try it. Buy the cord you want if you refuse to tie if off.
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#10AlleRacingPosted 6/19/2012 12:44:07 AM
Alternatively, you could try to buy a 6-pin to single IDE cable.
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