7 Slot Card Cage

A horizontal ribbon.

I obtained this cage off eBay.

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This cage was in great shape. I found that the old side-by-side AT power connectors fit the 6 pin power connectors on the back of the cage. I connected them to a 12-pin Molex connector and replaced the ATX power connector on the switching power supply I use to run this cage. I should have obtained an actual ATX connector so it would work with any power supply.

I have added an angle piece of aluminum to the top of the cage to hold the power indicator, off/on switch, and reset button. I am rethinking placement to the left or right side of the cage, to allow the connectors and cables from the boards to pass to the back of the chassis.

A horizontal ribbon.

Last Modified: 9 January 2012