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Reason for uniform spacing of molex 4-pin h/d power connectors?



 
 
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Old March 27th 13, 04:24 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware,alt.computer.workshop
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Default Reason for uniform spacing of molex 4-pin h/d power connectors?

I notice that the distance between the molex 4-pin hd power connectors
on a given line from the PSU seems to be uniform, and seems to be very
similar even on different PSU's from different manuf's from different
eras. Is there a specific reason for this?
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Old March 27th 13, 08:46 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware,alt.computer.workshop
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Default Reason for uniform spacing of molex 4-pin h/d power connectors?

"Doc" wrote in message
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I notice that the distance between the molex 4-pin hd power connectors
on a given line from the PSU seems to be uniform, and seems to be very
similar even on different PSU's from different manuf's from different
eras. Is there a specific reason for this?


Industry standard, maybe? They're all color-coded the same and keyed alike,
so it lessens the chance of blowing something up.
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SC Tom


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Old March 27th 13, 11:13 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware,alt.computer.workshop
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Default Reason for uniform spacing of molex 4-pin h/d power connectors?

On Mar 27, 4:46*pm, "SC Tom" wrote:

Industry standard, maybe? They're all color-coded the same and keyed alike,
so it lessens the chance of blowing something up.



There's no electronics-related reason that you're aware of?
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Old March 28th 13, 06:48 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.comp.hardware,alt.computer.workshop
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Default Reason for uniform spacing of molex 4-pin h/d power connectors?

Paul wrote:

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