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Topic # 189443 30-Dec-2015 10:39
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hello all,
Reviving an old external backup drive but i am unable to find a power adapter for it.
The power pack has a four pin arrangement sort of like an old-school DIN plug - specs for the internal pins are 12v +- & 5v +-.
The external drive casing fits 2 x 3.5 sata drives so the current requirements are @ 4Amps.
Happy to pay for the unit & shipping.
thanks in advance,
J

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  Reply # 1458906 30-Dec-2015 10:39
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  Reply # 1458965 30-Dec-2015 12:00
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I have one - not quite sure where it is from but you're welcome to grab it. I am based in Wellington. I don't have a multimeter to test if it outputs +5v too. Alternatively you can grab an external HDD caddy and just shove the drive in that.

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  Reply # 1459033 30-Dec-2015 13:40
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Pinouts on those plugs are not standardized so tripple check it with a meter before plugging it in.




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  Reply # 1459216 30-Dec-2015 18:46
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michaelmurfy: I have one - not quite sure where it is from but you're welcome to grab it. I am based in Wellington. I don't have a multimeter to test if it outputs +5v too. Alternatively you can grab an external HDD caddy and just shove the drive in that.

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According to the label that one is only 12V out.

OP - if you know how to solder, easiest way would be to cut up one of those Molex to SATA hard drive power adaptors. And use it to make your own custom adaptor. And then run it off a desktop computer power supply.





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