Toslink Optical bracket - A question of power Tags: Sound Cards Power Components Last response: January 9, 2013 10:34 AM in Components Share cdtfry January 4, 2013 7:07:44 PM I'm looking to get to toslink optical on a PCI bracket such as this one from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-SPDIF-Optical-and-RCA-Ou... The problem I have is the spdif header on the motherboard does not have a +5V pin, does anyone have any experience with a similar problem. I wondered if the +5V on spare molex would do? Steve More about : toslink optical bracket question power mamailo January 9, 2013 9:37:15 AM Kinda rare the absence of the 5 volts but if is true is better to get the power from a USB header. It should have the same electrical ground cdtfry January 9, 2013 10:34:53 AM Thats a very good point, thanks! This link shows the board (not my pic), bottom left shows the spdif out - but no +5V. http://www.eteknix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Gigab... (The board is a gigabyte z77-ds3h in case the link didnt give it away) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Toslink on my z77 pro3 Forum HDMI & Toslink Audio over 5m distance [connect pc to home theater] Forum Adapter Question -- Mini / 3.5mm SPDIF to TOSLINK Optical Forum Optical Toslink Out to 3.5mm Imput??? Forum optical ( toslink ) audio cables....no good???? Forum Dynex 40" TosLink question Forum 3.5mm - Toslink optical adaptor/cable Forum Couple questions regarding dac/amp/receiver/digital signals Forum Toslink connections incompatible w/Dolby Digital or DTS? Forum Toslink sound quality Forum toslink vs digital cable Forum Toslink -only Soundcard Forum TOSlink receiver or not? Forum Toslink vs Adat Lightpipe: What's the difference? Forum toslink to xlr?? Forum the point of high end optical cables? Forum Man Cave Perfect Movie Experience under $8000 Forum How to use SPDIF out on ASUS P4T-E? Forum Voltage Forum I5 3570k iGPU question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !