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FuriaRi0T
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I just had two brand new commander pro's smoke on me (literally smoked).

 

I have a general question about physical hook-up -- want to make sure I didn't do something wrong.

 

I have two in my build as I have quite a few fans inside the case.

 

Products involved:

* Commander Pro -- QTY 2

* Lighting Node Pro -- 3 Strips -- linked directly to CP (did not use the included controller)

* HD120 RGB Fans - QTY 3

* HD140 RGB Fans - QTY 4

* HD Fan LED light controller - QTY 2

 

CP1 -

-- Linked to SATA power

-- USB runs to Second CP

-- 3 fans plugged in (HD120) -- verified PWM side is plugged in not LED

-- LED lead from HD120 LED light controller plugged in

 

CP2 -

-- Linked to SATA power

-- USB runs to motherboard

-- 4 fans plugged in (HD140) -- verified PWM side plugged in, and not LED

-- LED lead from HD140 LED light controller plugged in

-- LED lead from LED strips from lightning node pro

 

 

The only oddity I can fathom is the two units being linked via USB connection (MB only has 1 USB 2 connection).

 

Thinking about it... If I'm using the lighting node pro -- do I still have to use the controller that came with it, and link that controller to the Commander Pro -- or can the commander pro power the LED strips on its own?

 

Could anyone give any insight/thoughts on why the commander pro would've blown -- or am I doing anything glaringly wrong here?

 

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Yeah... it was pretty wild. Put a panic in me, that's for sure!

 

I'm using a Platinum rated EVGA SuperNOVA 1000w (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438013)

It's brand new -- bought only two weeks ago.

 

The motherboard is the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme (x399 chipset) -- I don't think the USB 2.0 terminal has any speak-able voltage on it that could cause this?

 

I think the issue may have been the Power cables I was using... I had paired the Corsair Cable Kit Pro Package with it... I'm thinking these cables aren't pinned the same way on the PSU side. (SKU CP-8920155 -- http://www.corsair.com/en-us/premium-individually-sleeved-psu-cable-kit-pro-package-type-4-generation-3-red-black)

 

Can the 'Commander Pro' power the 'Lighting Node Pro' LED strips by itself, or do you still need to integrate the included controller that comes with the 'Lighting Node Pro'? It's the only other thing I can think of -- as I know LED strips draw a lot of juice.

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Yeah... it was pretty wild. Put a panic in me, that's for sure!

 

I'm using a Platinum rated EVGA SuperNOVA 1000w (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438013)

It's brand new -- bought only two weeks ago.

 

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I think the issue may have been the Power cables I was using... I had paired the Corsair Cable Kit Pro Package with it... I'm thinking these cables aren't pinned the same way on the PSU side. (SKU CP-8920155 -- http://www.corsair.com/en-us/premium-individually-sleeved-psu-cable-kit-pro-package-type-4-generation-3-red-black)

 

There's a good chance that may be it unfortunately. Which is why we only state compatibility with particular PSUs in our product lineup for that cable kit.

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There's a good chance that may be it unfortunately. Which is why we only state compatibility with particular PSUs in our product lineup for that cable kit.

 

Completely fair. It'd be nice if the cable spec was listed somewhere, but it is what it is. (This goes for EVGA too -- list the pinout's of the PSU darnit >:\)

 

I've got the machine running normally now and have assessed the damage... Fairly positive these add-on cables were my issue.

 

Thanks for the help.

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I also fried two comander pros. I have the same psu and these cables https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812304008.

 

Do i need to replace the cables or the psu in order to get this working?

 

Edit: If I replace the corsair cable with an Evga powercable that came with teh psu, then should I be able to hook up the commander pro without it exploding immediately?

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I think the issue may have been the Power cables I was using... I had paired the Corsair Cable Kit Pro Package with it... I'm thinking these cables aren't pinned the same way on the PSU side.

 

No. Of course they're not pinned the same. You're lucky you didn't burn your house down!!

 

USE EVGA CABLES WITH EVGA PSUS.

 

USE CORSAIR CABLES WITH CORSAIR PSUS.

 

USE ANTEC CABLES WITH ANTEC PSUS.

 

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