Enermax EN-006-TM1 - Multifunction Transfer Panel
Michael Chang from http://www.directron.com sent us the Enermax EN-006-TM1 Multifunction Transfer Panel for us to look over. It quickly became one of our favorite solutions for solving this challenge.
Enermax is a name that, at THG, is more associated with power supplies than anything else. In addition to power supplies, Enermax offers a complete line of computer accessories as well as computer cases. Most of the accessories center around products for use with a computer case. The introduction of the Multifunction Transfer Panel is an example of how Enermax is using its well-respected name to branch out into new markets that are still somewhat related to the power supply arena.
The Multifunction Transfer Panel (or EN-006-TM1) is designed to be mounted in any empty 5.25" bay in your case. The EN-006-TM1 offers two USB 1.1 ports, one 1394 Firewire Port, one Line In Port, one Line Out Port, and one Game Port. In addition to these port connections, the EN-006-TM1 also includes an LCD temperature display for displaying the internal temperatures within your PC case.
A close-up look at the front of the Enermax EN-006-TM1.
As we explained above, the EN-006-TM1 uses extension cables that are routed to the back of the case to connect to these devices, in order to transfer the ports to the front of the EN-006-TM1. Based on this simple principle, it is very easy to use and very easy to install.
The twelve-page manual that is included with the EN-006-TM1 is a little rough around the edges, but most users will be able to figure out what it is attempting to explain, thanks to the use of good, explanatory pictures that illustrate every part of the installation process.
Looking at the EN-006-TM1 from the inside, you can see how it connects to the included cables to transfer your ports to the font of the case.