Power Supply Pinout Repository
Ladies and gentlemen, modders and moddettes or all ages! Welcome to the Modders Inc power supply pinout repository! What’s this you might ask? Well as we all know cable sleeving isn’t what it used to be over the last few years as we have gone from bundled sleeved cables to individually sleeved masterpieces! Well just like with anything else modding related there is a bit of a risk involved with cable sleeving, mostly the possibly of making components release the magic smoke…. but I am here to help you with preventing that! You see rather than take the wild west approach and let anyone and everyone post their pinouts, we take a much stricter let’s call it Soviet Union approach and lock down our pinouts where only we can post them. Control freaks? Possibly but this way we know what pin outs are posted at all times and we make sure to only post pin outs that have been tested with the physical units.
How do we get our power supply pin outs?
Well, that is easy! I make sure to jump-start each PSU (Power Supply Unit) and using a voltmeter I get a list of what voltage registers to each terminal.
Why do we do this?
Well, manufactures have gotten smart and know that people like to stealth their cables. This means the old way of telling wires by their colors is out the window. With that said however it is always best to use a voltmeter as manufactures sometimes don’t follow the standard color to voltage chart and will use random colors or colors of a different voltage. So by taking the voltage rather than relying on the color code, you have a much more reliable pin out chart and can move wires of a similar voltage for cleaner pin outs.
So what exactly is a pin out?
A pin out can be defined as the pattern/order that the cables of the PSU go leading from the PSU to the components.
Why is it important?
Although most modern-day PSUs have built-in surge protectors which will trip an automatic shut off if they detect a surge of power that may cause damage, some may not catch certain mis-pinned cables which over time can result in poor power delivery which will lead to components failure. One way to test this is by investing in a PSU tester, I use the Thermaltake Dr Power II. The method in which is test the power supply is that it allows for a very small bit of power to come through, if the test sees that something is not registering right on the component side (component side is always constant) the tester will flash red and beep angrily at you, if successful it will beep once and stay blue.
*Please note, although the Thermaltake Dr Power II is a great tool for testing your PSUs, I have found that it will always result in a failure reading on certain digital PSUs. This readout is due to the trip sensor recognizing a weak power flow but does not necessarily mean you have pinned your PSU out incorrectly.
While I make it a point to test all PSU pinouts I post, please understand that Modders-Inc is not in any way responsible for any damage or harm that may come to you or your equipment, so please proceed with caution. Please be mindful of PSU revisions as well as geographic locations where a 110v and 220v PSU may have different pinouts to accommodate for the regions power delivery system.
This article will be continuously updated as more information is on hand and more power supplies are tested:
- 2015-11-16: Be Quiet! Power Zone, EVGA SuperNOVA G2, Seasonic Platinum 1000, Seasonic XP3, Corsair Type 3, SilverStone Strider added.
Not saying this pinout is wrong for corsair Type 4.
UK / US can be different.
I can confirm myself Rear view of 10 pin and 18 pin.
Pin 4 on the 10 connector is at pin 7 on 18 connector.
Pin 7 on the 18 connector is at pin 4 on the 10 connector.
Pin 2 on the 18 Connector is at position 3 and Pin 3 is in position 2.
UK Edition Corsair RMi1000.
Hey Michael, just sleeved up a type 4 PSU using the diagram and it tested positive, so as you stated there must be a difference between the US and UK models, maybe to handle the 110 vs 220 standards, thanks for that note though I will mark it as US model.
are the cables of corsair rm1000 compatible with silverstone?
Hey Cy, they are not, while the 24 pin uses a similar pin out the PCIe pin out is different and the connectors that lead to the PSU.
I created a file for this because the corsair sleeved cables type4 have some diferent pinout. They at the end are matching with the polarity but at first it scared me a bit
You have awesome article.
I have Seasonic 750 Snow silent. Which one should I follow to sleeve?
Hey, I talked with Joe and believe it or not he has not sleeved that particular power supply… yeah I was shocked too! If we can get the info we will post it.
This scheme is for Gen 3 or Gen 4 ?
I’m from EUR and i don’t know what scheme i need.
What pinout can i use for my sf750? The cable should be Type 4.But the PCIE have not the same Pinout as Type 4
Are the cables that are compatible with the SuperNOVA G2 series compatible with any other series such as the G+
The list is poor, many models and entire generations of PSU are missing.
The pinout for the ax1200 is WRONG . i have an original one all oem wires and would happily share photos . This is the kinda thing that causes problems. It’s not your guys fault though as Corsair just straight up doesn’t have the correct info, or they just aren’t aware of what they had made for them but i hope some one reaches out
I wish these pictures included the keyways