Adapter Cable, USB 2.0, IDC 5 Male (single row) to USB A Male (Used to connect devices designed to plug into USB motherboard header pins to an external USB 2.0 connector)
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- connect devices designed to plug into 5 pin motherboard header connection to an standard USB 2.0 type A connector
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I wish it was a double row connector
Looking at the wiring, the Kraken only uses one of the two USB ports on the header, so it was using up 2 ports worth of USB header when it really only needs one.
The solution: This cable solved my problem. I connected the Kraken to one end of this cable, and connected the other end to a standard USB type A female port. I was careful to make sure the red +5V wire on the Kraken cable connected to the red wire on the adapter cable. The colors of all the other wires matched up, so I felt confident this would work. My motherboard happened to have a USB3 type A female port available, so I was able to keep the cable completely inside my case. The cable is long enough to run it behind my motherboard tray so there is no additional cable clutter. It would also work to run the cable outside the case and connect to any available standard USB2 or USB3 female port.
Once this cable was connected, I was able to connect the remaining two USB2 ports on my case to the USB2 header that was previously used by the Kraken. Now all my external USB ports are usable and I am still able to monitor and control the Kraken.
I would be sure to use either electrical tape, or shrink wrap to hold the two pin plugs together and to help insulate them. One of the pins carries +5 VDC at a fairly high current level, so you don't want that to come loose and go bouncing around inside the customer's PC. I use these when I run out of motherboard headers and need an extra internal USB header to power a card reader or similar internal USB device.
Tip: The red wire pin connects to the +5VDC pin on the device you wish to power.
Expensive, but worth it, if you need another internal USB port.
I love it, it's awesome!!
The reverse of the product descripton. Would have liked to have a double male
terminating in a 9 pin male cable header. Will be very helpful with internal ports on expansion cards.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just what I needed to make and extension and be able to use the internal USB of my Dell Precision T7810. Prompt delivery!Published 4 months ago by K-Brown
worked as expected. I used this for hooking up an internal card reader to an outside USB 2 port because I had no more internal USB 2 ports. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kurt Schroeder
As others have said, buy two and yank out the ground pin (black wire) on one to get full USB from a header! Awesome product, I just wish they made one that did the whole header.Published 6 months ago by The Third Bird