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Topic: [Guide] Creating a power supply adapter for pads, Plug your dancepads into a PC molex 4pin< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
16:59 CST :: 10/10/2016

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https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-gcen93p7qI
Before I get started, Shoutouts to Valius and Sebastian for being the ones to do the work of testing the voltages used and making sure everything would be alright.

Now on to the guide.
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What you need ;
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2x 4pin Male Molex Connectors (or 3pin, just dont need the 5v)
2x PIU 6pin pad power connectors (Spare ones unless you just want to gut your cab, and make sure they are the ones that will connect to your pads, Not the ones that are inside of the pads!)
     Zip ties
     Heat shrink. (3/8" to 3/32nd")
     Wire strippers
     Something to heat up the heatshrink (Heat gun, soldering iron, hotplate, Whatever you can use, if you use a lighter be god damn careful, this isnt designed to be heated by open flame)
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Start off by cutting off the end of your male molex connectors wires as far as you can leaving you with as much wire length as possible. (You want a longer power connector right?)

http://i.imgur.com/K3Y5NlV.jpg

Next, Cut off the ends of the pad power connectors. Again leaving wire length.

http://i.imgur.com/oiAdnPV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pOSkPCo.jpg

Now, Strip down the wire for your molex connectors (Just the two grounds and the 12v, You will not use the 5v, So do what you wish with it)

http://i.imgur.com/L2gqMwK.jpg

Next you need to strip down the ends of the wires for the PIU pad power connector, Do not do the green or blue wires though, you will not be using them.

http://i.imgur.com/3wvGCmF.jpg

Take your heatshrink out and slide it down over the wire, I used one for each individual wire we will be connecting, and one big one for the full set of wires.

http://i.imgur.com/6VdYatq.jpg

Now, One at a time you are going to twist together a set of wires, Followed by heatshrinking them down locking them in place.
the wires that need to be twisted together are the following.

[Molex 12v+] ---- [PIU Brown]
[Molex 12v+] ---- [PIU Red]

[Molex ground 1] ---- [PIU Yellow]

[Molex ground 2] ---- [PIU Orange]

Yes, You will be crossing the single 12v+ to both the PIU brown and red wires while the grounds are both seperate.

http://i.imgur.com/HYxkoXj.jpg

After you finish connecting the wires together you should have something like this.

http://i.imgur.com/pyl2F4P.jpg

If you decided to heatshrink the bulk of the wires together, Go ahead and slide down your last big piece of heatshrink over the wires (I was dumb and did not get a large enough piece, So it will not fit over them like it should, instead it will just be holding the wires together)

http://i.imgur.com/DRLhJbS.jpg

Now, Take some zip ties out for extra security, And just pull them down tightly directly at the middle of where you twisted the wires, and slightly further down a bit, just to make sure that they are held on tightly not only by the compression of the shrinkwrap, but zip ties compressing the shrink wrap to the wires.

http://i.imgur.com/L0EEJfc.jpg

Once finished, You will have a Very nice looking little PIU pad to molex connector, Meaning from any generic PC, using 4 molex connectors you can power both dancepads, the jamma pcb, and piuio, Letting you play pump it up with nothing but an MK9, No cabinet or special things needed!

http://i.imgur.com/wVveIG5.jpg

Hope you find this guide useful! Buhbye!

19:09 CST :: 11/28/2016

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Having some issues, hopefully you could offer insight

I've done twisting from each wire specified in order to test it out, but it looks like its not powering up. The PIUIO + Jamma both work fine, since all the testing buttons work fine in IO2Key.

There are some slight color differences between your cabinet and mine though, which may be something of note here. These cables are sourced from a Pump It Up GX cabinet

The twisted wires themselves: http://i.imgur.com/NzB6HJC.jpg
The wires that are not plugged in currently: http://i.imgur.com/nTiKuYu.jpg

If you could, could you describe which color goes to which pin on your PIU power connector just for reference?

Thanks a million!

17:24 CST :: 1/08/2017

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Quote (supertoxic @ 19:09 CST :: 11/28/2016)
Having some issues, hopefully you could offer insight

I've done twisting from each wire specified in order to test it out, but it looks like its not powering up. The PIUIO + Jamma both work fine, since all the testing buttons work fine in IO2Key.

There are some slight color differences between your cabinet and mine though, which may be something of note here. These cables are sourced from a Pump It Up GX cabinet

The twisted wires themselves: http://i.imgur.com/NzB6HJC.jpg
The wires that are not plugged in currently: http://i.imgur.com/nTiKuYu.jpg

If you could, could you describe which color goes to which pin on your PIU power connector just for reference?

Thanks a million!

Two wires on the 6pin PIU pad power connector will remain completely disconnected, they are not needed if that is what you`re asking.

Sorry for the insane delay in response. I honestly never saw this appear until a moment ago... which is very unusual.

The wire color / wiring should be the same across all pad models. Even the latest CX/TX dancepads.

What it sounds like...Is that the power supply is not turned on currently. even if you flip the switch on in the back, if it does not detect a motherboard jumping a specific two pins on the 24/28 pin connector, it wont send power to any of the molex connectors.

I expected people just to plug it into the molex for their computer that was inside of the MK, So. Sorry I didnt specify.

http://www.instructables.com/id....ut-a-PC

You dont need an on/off switch for this, you can just put a wire between the two leads, but it will work.

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