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Need longer power adapter cable for my external or extention

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December 5, 2009 12:23:40 AM

Hey everyone,

I have an external hard drive that I made using an Icy Dock external enclose.
Thing is that the power adapter cable thing is really short and doesn't work that well for me.
Is there any place where I can get a longer one.
I have included a pic of it and the label it has. Label is in three parts.









Thanks everyone
a b G Storage
December 5, 2009 3:46:05 PM

How short is too short? my Wellend ones are about 3 foot long.
I havn't heard of any adaptors to make them longer.
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December 5, 2009 8:32:01 PM

Jonmor68 said:
How short is too short? my Wellend ones are about 3 foot long.
I havn't heard of any adaptors to make them longer.


I was hoping for around 5 to 6 feet.
The one I got is just too short to make using the external really comfortable
I would like to have it on my other side of the desk, but it's just too short
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December 5, 2009 10:10:08 PM

Is there some type of extension for the 4 pin power cable? I saw some on newegg, but I think its for videos and I don't want it to blow up if I plug it into mine.
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December 6, 2009 10:59:53 PM

godofdeath said:
Is there some type of extension for the 4 pin power cable? I saw some on newegg, but I think its for videos and I don't want it to blow up if I plug it into mine.


Are you perhaps talking about something like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/S-Video-Extension-Cable-6FT-SVideo-...

I am not sure if it will work or not see as how it's for videos
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a b G Storage
December 7, 2009 3:23:22 AM

I would be asking a specialist electronic store, if they don't have one, maybe they can make one to order, but it wouldn't be cheap.
I have a problem trying out video leads as the connections could be and probably are wrong.
This a power cable and there is also the chance, that with low a voltage power supply, the extra length may increase the resistance to the point where insufficient power gets to the hard drive.
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December 7, 2009 12:27:06 PM

The power cord comes from something that plugs into a wall outlet or power bar, right? So why not use a regular 110 VAC extension cord BEFORE the "power brick"?
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December 7, 2009 11:27:56 PM

brick piece is the one that is too short, it is the one that goes from external to brick, the first picture.
unless theres a long 2 hole pinned thing like in the first pick thats around 6 feet that is the only way i wont need a long brick extender
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December 8, 2009 2:32:19 AM

ok just solved my own problem lol
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