July 17, 2017
For god's sake, can't anyone read the pinout diagrams in their MoBo manuals? That header is two ports. The problem is every internal component that uses USB like my power supply or CPU cooler includes a keyed 9 pin connector with only four wires connected to the pins so that the turnips don't plug it in backwards and fry the device.
But Google Motherboard USB Port Splitter and you will find lots of sage advice from people who have no idea what they're talking about, all of them insisting you need all 9 pins to run USB. and recommending buying USB cards to get additional headers. Head, meet desk.
All you need is a short cable that on one side, takes the pins from port 1 and connects them to a header in the port 1 position, and on the other side takes the pins from port 2 and connects them to a header also in the port 1 position.
Nobody makes this as far as I can tell.
I may be forced to pry out the pins from one of my cables and insert them into the plug in the port 2 side of the other cable.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 19, 2017 03:29 PM (pjL8P)
Now, I've MADE header connectors before (lots of servo extensions for robots), but I couldn't keep the tools, alas. A good crimper is about $20, and an assortment of shells and pins can be found on Amazon (search Dupont connector) for various prices. I could thus make a y-cable adapter for about $30. (or less if I ordered just enough bits from Jameco). There seems to be enough demand, so I have no idea why the product doesn't exist.
But the cheap way is to move the pins to the other connector.
Posted by: Mauser at July 19, 2017 07:24 PM (TYvUn)
Posted by: Mauser at July 19, 2017 07:30 PM (TYvUn)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 21, 2017 03:55 PM (pjL8P)
Posted by: Mauser at July 21, 2017 08:49 PM (TYvUn)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 26, 2017 06:56 AM (pjL8P)
BTW, the terminals are solderless. I'm debating buying a crimping tool (About $23, but useful forever) and a box of blocks and terminals to make the proper cable just so I can take a picture of it and say "You See Industry, THIS is what we need!" Of I could just save me money, move the terminals into another block and make a frankencable.
Posted by: Mauser at July 26, 2017 08:20 PM (TYvUn)
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