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Old September 12, 2012, 08:34 AM
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In a nut shell I wouldn't advise you doing something like this, over say spending the money and buying the AC to DC adapter.

Even if it's an enclosed wire you're going to be running a cable outside your server case down along to another device. How are you going to run the wire, in your wall? It's the safest place to do it, but unless you run it with your other wires it may not be up to code.

Not to mention the fact you'll be adding an extra 70 ohms resistance (assuming 10 Gauge) or 111 Ohms resistance (12 gauge) on the line that the PICO power supply won't be used to seeing (or potentially your power supply either). Also remember you're going to be running 2 cables, one for the 12V the other for the return ground.
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