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    Default ATX12VO modular standard?

    Does the new ATX12VO standard say anything about modular connector standards? to avoid cable incompatibility issue.

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    No, it does not say or suggest anything about standardized modular connectors. https://www.intel.com/content/dam/ww...sign-guide.pdf

    When it comes to modular cables, it says the same thing as the ATX12V 2.4 standard says, which is a simple suggestion that using modular connectors is useful. (2.2.1, page 12).

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    What a missed opportunity

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    Personally I'm fine with not standardizing modular connectors, it gives PSU manufacturers freedom to invent features like extra sense wires, LEDs, or novelty connector shapes.

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    Pretty sure they would manage to invent all these features anyway, but it would probably be a more awkward and messy solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahulkunal View Post
    Intel said a slight change in how the connectors are keyed in final parts will allow a 4-pin connector to fit into a 6-pin connector, for those want a smaller wire harness.

    Isn't a better solution to join the pins inside the 6 pin connector; then one can still have just 4 wires if one wants but all 6 pins will share the load. This might also help if the wires are carrying different currents given that it is the connectors that tend to be the weak point on modular power supplies.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Isn't a better solution to join the pins inside the 6 pin connector; then one can still have just 4 wires if one wants but all 6 pins will share the load. This might also help if the wires are carrying different currents given that it is the connectors that tend to be the weak point on modular power supplies.
    You're replying to a Spambot again.

    The whole post was a copy and paste from the PC World article.

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    I hope the future is not one of overwhelming spam.

    Even so, it did make me think of a way to redesign connectors... with internal equalizer plates.

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