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October 17, 2013 9:16:37 PM

I have a sata power cable that has five connections but I only need the top one since it lays flat and not on a 90 degree angle. My question is: Can I remove the other connections, cover the "exposed" wire with electric tape and have no issues? This is purely for aesthetic reasons. I am worried about where the connections were if that will create a unstable flow to the hard drive and fry it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
a c 83 ) Power supply
October 17, 2013 9:22:08 PM

You can do that, but you have to make sure the wires do not touch one another(grounds can touch other groups, but everything else has to be kept apart.).

You can in most cases cut right against a 90 degree without any issues of wires touching, they even make caps that cover the wires at the end.

Please note this will be the end of your power supply warranty.

Made some custom cables back in the day without issues(had to remove the extra cable at the end).

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October 17, 2013 9:41:40 PM

nukemaster said:
You can do that, but you have to make sure the wires do not touch one another(grounds can touch other groups, but everything else has to be kept apart.).

You can in most cases cut right against a 90 degree without any issues of wires touching, they even make caps that cover the wires at the end.

Please note this will be the end of your power supply warranty.

Made some custom cables back in the day without issues(had to remove the extra cable at the end).

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This is what I am working with...so if I wrap each cable individually first then I should be ok?


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October 18, 2013 10:04:03 AM

yes, wrap each cable with electrical tape.

So you are just removing those extra plugs and keeping the rest of the cable? I have done that in the past to steam the connectors for custom cables :) 
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October 18, 2013 10:19:17 AM

nukemaster said:
yes, wrap each cable with electrical tape.

So you are just removing those extra plugs and keeping the rest of the cable? I have done that in the past to steam the connectors for custom cables :) 



Yeah I am planning on a clean looking line for the powers so taking off the extras so they dont look all jumbled, thanks for the info
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