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Hey all, I have a cathode tube light that I am going to be using as a light around my monitor. Is there anything I could buy so that it can be powered by a battery or an AC adapter, if not does anyone know how I could wire it so that it could be used by a battery or adaptor?

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Well it needs 12v to work but i think it's not that simple, there's the volt and amp thing.

Why dont you do as i did, i have two UV CCFL's, one under my monitor and the other one on the outside of the side pannel of my case. I powered it with a cheap 350W ps in the small cabinet besides my desk. You can screw one under your desk and power anything you want with it, just add lenth to the wires and plug it in.I also have a skull with a strobe light in it and it's also plugged in the 350W.

All you have to do is flip the psu switch when you sit down at your desk or wire it so it'll start with the other (main)ps. ;)

Btw you'll need to green wire trick the PSU :P

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You know... it's when you connect the green wire to a black one on the motherboard molex with a paperclip or something conductive.

It's the same thing as powering up your PS without the mobo

And once that's done, you can connect anything to it and it goes ;)

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wow....3rd post right after kobalt today ;)

 

but anyways....i just take a paperclip and loop it from the green wire on the atx connector (called ps-on) to a black/grey one (ground). i had to run dual power supplies once because they were dieing. 1 for mb/hd, another for everything else. :)

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