Edited by chrisprols at Tue May 5, 2015 03:34 |
So I'll just use the PCB of the original enclosure to convert the 12V fed by the PSU to GND, +5V and +12V.
I'll solder 3 Pins (gnd, 5V and 12v) of the PCB to some wire and connect those wires to the connector going to the hard drive.
In parallel, I'll connect the data SATA cable on the hard drive (on one side) to the SATA connector of the banana (on the other side).
side note : I bought a combined sata cable (data + power) because I don't have much of those laying around. I might have a data sata cable. But for sure I have no power cable.
One thing I didn't get (=understand) from your post :
You need 5V, 12V and two times GND. Pins 4 to 15 on the PCB in your enclosure.
I'm guessing you're explaining which pins I need to solder on my PCB from the original enclosure ... so (me being dumb) ... which pins do I need to solder to get GND, +5V and +12V ?
On the second half of your post, I understand that if no hard drive is powered through the banana, the board shouldn't need any super-duper power supply. Some standard 5V-1A should do.
I understood correctly ?
Would a capacitor help smooth the input voltage of the board ? Would this be usefull ? What capacity ?