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Modding question regarding CCFL

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Veer, 19 Dec 2004.

  1. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    I need to clearify something. I just bought my first cold cathode fluorescent lamp today, and i was just looking at the instructions on how to install it. I came across someting interesting. It say's that the average life is of 15 hours!!!

    Is this true regarding most of the CCFL'S? If so then i spent my money for something which is not worth buying then.
     
  2. Bboy_Jon

    Bboy_Jon Minimodder

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    lmao 15 hours? hmm im pretty sure they have around 15,000!! hours, at least mine should be

    15 hours is like a lil glow stick, not even
     
  3. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    You sure it doesn't say 15k hours? CCFLs are used for long-life apps.
     
  4. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    it says 15.000 hrs. Your right, I actually misunderstood it then.
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    don't you just hate the way some countries replace commas with decimals :(

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  6. ChromeX

    ChromeX Minimodder

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    yeah most european countries except the good 'ol UK use the decimal to group numbers instead of the comma
     
  7. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    That must get really confusing in advanced math scenarios?
     
  8. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    thanks folks, it was a bit confusing. Mind you folks, i am complete newbie to modding, i have never modded any pc before, but have some knowledge in installing parts. So I just got a new CCFL, with an inverter. I hooked up the CCFL to the inverter etc. You know how the game goes!. Anyway the only problem i am having is how to actually install the CCFL itself. I mean to say that, from the inverter there are two wires, a black and red one. Both of which are naked at the tips. How do i go about from here, if i wish to install the ccfl? I am not sure but would i need a molex, to install it?

    please guide.
     
  9. RiPz

    RiPz What's a Dremel?

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    i take it this wasnt a CCFL designed for use in a computer ?.. first of all you need to know what the inputs of the inverter are, most likely +12v and ground

    you could either splice into an existing molex with the yellow (+12v) and black next to yellow (ground)

    the other (bbetter) alternative is to take an old fan.. or other molex'd device, remove its pins, and put your wires into a proper molex
     
  10. Drivel

    Drivel What's a Dremel?

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    i like what ur saying about takeing a fan that would be better cuz u basicly can not screw it up but idk i shocked me self bad on my ccfl so idk waht u want to do lol just stay alive and dont **** up ur pc
     
  11. RiPz

    RiPz What's a Dremel?

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    i run my current computer with no case on the PSU.. 400V discharging from two capacitors straight into your hand is nasty.. (i did it 6 times on an hour the other week, perhaps i should have stopped playing after one :p) you dont know the meaning of the word "shock" :p
     
  12. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    ahmm regarding the molex, what if someting goes wrong, is there a chance that some harm might be done to the motherboard?


    The CCFL looks very much like the ones used in computers. What are other CCFL's like, do they come with a molex attachment?
     
  13. RiPz

    RiPz What's a Dremel?

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    i've had two different brands of CCFL, both came with molex's on
    if you connect the pins to the right wires, there's no chance of damage to the PSU or the CCFL, or your motherboard =]
     
  14. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    I finally got a CCFL with a molex adapter. Thanks for the feedback
     
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