Introduction: 6 Pin Mini-din Power Adapter (for External Harddisks)
hi so i planned on buying a new HDD dock since i fried my old one while taking messurement with my multimeter (THANK GOD i had the hard drive unplugged)
but the cheap one i want i have read a lot about the power supply failing after 3 day or being defective at ariveal so i mixed this together.
READ THIS TOO!!!
this will not be the best powersupply but it will do the job
DISCLAIMER. (yes i have to say this)!!!!!!
I AM NOT RESPOSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR HARDWARE OR YOURSELF CAUSED BY ACTIONS TAKEN BECAUSE OF THIS INSTRUCTABLE
Step 1: Getting the Parts
you will need
*some sort of wall-plug (230V AC in EU or 120V AC in US) to 12V AC or DC power supply.
you can get one out of the kind of lamp in the picture
*a USB cable that you dont min cutting
*a 6 pin mini-din power plug
[all og the following items will only be needed if you use an 12V AC transformer like the ones in the lamps]
*some diodes rated for 3 amps at 20 volts.
*a big capacitor to even out the very unstable DC
Step 2: Connecting the Stuffffffff
ok so what you will need to do know is follow the instructions below. if you use a 12V DC converter follow those steps.
using a DC converter:
connect the wires like you see on the picture. ignore the transformer parts.
using the AC converter:
connect the part up as seen on the picture.
if you are worried you might frie your harddisk and all of its data. you could add a fuse to both the 12 V and 5 V wires. just make sure you ad them in series with the wire.
the fuses sizes should be determined by the info on your harddrive