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watts3000

join:2002-01-21

use power supply without a motherboard

I have an extra case that I would like to put 20 hard drives in. I would also like to have a dedicated power supply for this case the case will not have a motherboard it will only house drives and the power supply. So I need to be able to run the power supply without having to connect it to a motherboard. According to the link I can do the paper clip trick in order to get the power supply to run. So has anyone here done this and did you damage the power supply over time? I ask because this system would rarely be powered off.

»aphnetworks.com/tutorials/psu_pa···ip_trick


The WeaseL
Premium
join:2001-12-03
Minnesota
I've use it to jump a power supply for testing purposes but never full time.

That said, I can't think of any reason why it would be damaging to the power supply.
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OldCableGuy3

@207.191.193.x
reply to watts3000
I have used a PSU with the blue wire shorted to ground (same as paperclip trick) for over 4 years to power some 12V equipment, no adverse effects.


Camelot One
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:2
Same here. Jumping those two pins won't hurt it at all.
I would suggest a single rail unit if the drives are the only thing being powered.


Tirael
BOHICA
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join:2009-03-18
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
reply to watts3000
If you want something that looks nice FrozenCPU makes a jumper. You could also splice the wire on the jumper to a switch so you could turn the HDDs off when the main computer is off.
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bbear2
Premium
join:2003-10-06
94045
kudos:5
reply to OldCableGuy3
+1

They make good +5V and +12V supplies for other projects - lots of current.

Uraki
Uraki
Premium
join:2003-06-22
Belle Plaine, KS
reply to watts3000
Cheaper and permanent

»www.amazon.com/Solderless-Wire-Q···1PF5QY/r

$4 for a bag of 25.

bbear2
Premium
join:2003-10-06
94045
kudos:5
That's a cool idea. Never thought to use those. Very simple.


DarkLogix
Texan and Proud
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join:2008-10-23
Baytown, TX
kudos:3
reply to watts3000
in addition to what they suggested heres another option
»www.ebay.com/itm/SuperMicro-JBOD···82584121

ok I think this link might not paste quite right in which case search ebay for CSE-PTJBOD-CB2
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