He is going in a different direction than we are, but kudos to this guy for thinking of the general principal:
For my IO, I’m going to get a little PC PS out of an old Zenith mini desktop or something like that, use the drive connectors to power the HD, fans and accessories, and the Hack:
Hook the PS –5v to the IO’s neg input, the +12 to the pos input for 17v, which I figure is enough over 12v to power the voltage regulators in the IO’s internal power supply. I’m just guessing here so I would love to hear from anyone with practical experience or an opinion on powering an IO with 17v or less.
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