View Full Version : PSUs with 6-Pin AUX Connector..

29-10-2008, 11:35 PM
Does anyone still make them?

with this thing: http://www.hardwarezone.com/img/data/articles/2004/1215/tutorial-aux_power_conn.jpg

30-10-2008, 09:19 AM
No. Try Trademe.

30-10-2008, 11:42 AM
Would like to have something new though... so it's more likely to be functioning properly

Would it be plausible to remove the connector from an old PSU and splice it into the wires on a new PSU? Or would the cable then be overloaded and require the connection inside the PSU directly to the board etc...

Terry Porritt
30-10-2008, 12:31 PM
It would certainly be possible to convert an ATX PSU to the older AT/LPX PSU, you would need to use a "soft" on/off switch though.

All the connection info for both types of PSU is given in "Upgrading and Repairing PCs" :


It is mentioned on that page that connector adaptors are/were available to do the job, but I've never seen one. It should be relatively easy to to change connectors. You would have some unused supply wires like 3.3v.

30-10-2008, 12:42 PM
The PSU in question is not an AT PSU. It's a standard ATX PSU with a 6-Pin AUX connector.

The plug is physically the same but the wiring and function is different. It's the 2nd one in your page (here (http://www.freeopenbook.com/upgrading-repairing-pc/ch21lev1sec4.html#ch21fig14))

I have found the possibility if an adaptor: http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/6-pin-aux-connector-adapter.php

But the whole point of the Aux connector is to allow more current to be drawn. Wouldn't the adaptor would draw all the current through the main 20pin connector and probably overload the wiring?

Besides, I have not seen this converter in NZ...

30-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Sh*te agent, I only just threw 3 of them out last week thinking i would never need them........

Terry Porritt
30-10-2008, 01:18 PM
I misunderstood, sorry.
The wiring itself probably wouldn't be overloaded using an adaptor connected to the 20 pin connector. The wires are fairly hefty gauge. If all else fails I'd be inclined to get hold of a 6 pin connector from an old PSU and splice it in.