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PS2 / Computer Case Mod
PS2 / Computer Case Mod –
I'm trying to integrate my PS2 into the top of my full tower computer case. I've gotten my hands on a cheap v9 PS2. The output side of the PS2's power supply says 12 volts, 7.2 amps. Does anyone know the pinouts, and if a regular computer power supply would be compatable?
Also, does anyone have any suggestions for a first time case modder?
you could use use a comp. power supply. but you will need to use 2 of the 4-pin power connectors(dont know their name). the yellow wire gives out 12 V at about 8 amps. Cut the red wire and the black wire that is right next to the yellow wire. then just connect it, but dont mix up the sides.
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Yellow is +12V, yes, however, red is +5V. Connecting between the yellow and the red will yield 7V. Wish I could help you on the pinout, but, I am not very familiar with earlier models as I have a V12. On mine, I have a 8.5V plug in the back and a seperate adaptor. If I were trying to connect an 8.5V line directly to the PS2, I would simply solder wires to the pins holding the plug's connector to the board.
BTW, you need to check into the capabilities of your PSU. If you draw too much power from the 12V line -- which is used for CPU and several important motherboard functions -- you will get massive instability or perhaps even a system which won't turn on. I don't know if it really needs anywhere near the amount of power it says it uses though. 7.2 amps is a lot of power for such a low end "computer" system, but, then again, PS2 was never meant to be mobile.
I don't know ifI'm too late, but I might be able to help. Look around some computer stores online. A while ago I saw a connector that chaged the computers 4 pin connection to the same plug the goes into your power cables box. I can't remember the site, so you'll just have to look around.
I wouldn't use the 7v trick for anything other than small fans and low current devices. I've been told it's bad due to a lack of ground. It would be better to just get/build a proper voltage reducer.
Originally Posted by Nazo
I'm not peticularly familiar these days with what model is what, is the v9 a slim or a full size unit?
I have a v4 and the 4 pins the connect the PSU to the main board are just 2 +12v and 2 negatives. When I get around to it, I plan to fit the system into my pc (with the dvd rom removed, and games loaded off of the HD), I'll use the PC's 12v and ground to wire it up.
If you dont' have one, go get yourself a cheap multimeter, if you live near a Harbor Freight tools, they are DIRT cheap. Use it to check the current draw on the ps2, and currently on your PC. Base your PSU decisions off of that.
The other idea if your psu ain't upto the job and you don't want to pick up a new one, is solder a connector to the ps2 mobo's power input and put the plug on the back of the case, and run an external power adapter.
More info on your Pc would help. How many drives, which ones they are, mobo, processor PSU specs (wattage and on the side sticker it'll tell u amps per line). To be on the safe side I'd probably find a 500watt psu with as high an amperage as possible on the 12v line. Though my setup is fairly minimal compared to some peoples systems.
Last edited by thedguy; 01-13-2006 at 06:39 PM.