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Connecting 6+2 to 8pin socket? Sonnet Breakaway 350 w Sapphire Pulse RX 580 kit
 

[Solved] Connecting 6+2 to 8pin socket? Sonnet Breakaway 350 w Sapphire Pulse RX 580 kit  

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LongEz
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I have ordered the Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 "combo", (through Amazon), that includes the Sapphire Pulse RX 580 graphics card.
I cannot find anywhere a diagram or specific instructions for connecting the Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 power to the included Sapphire Pulse RX 580 card.  Neither the Sonnet Breakaway Box manual, nor the Sapphire RX580 manual have the particulars.  


(I looked here on egpu.io, on the Sonnettech website, the sapphiretech website, and the Amazon "answers to questions". )
 
I think the Sonnet BB350 has a "6+2" connector for cards which require 8 pin connectors.  Is that correct?  No where can I find if the 2pin connector should be on the side nearest the rear panel or nearest the front panel.
 
Anyone have a drawing showing the proper orientation?  (What pins should have yellow, which black?)

2018 Mac Mini, Radeon RX 580 8GB in Sonnet Breakaway Box 350, LG 25” 21:9 and Dell P2415Q 4K monitors (both on eGPU)


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Yukikaze
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Most 6+2 connectors really have only one way of fitting together. The pins are coded by shape, so it shouldn't fit the wrong way. In any case, you can see the pin out here.

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LongEz
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Posted by: Yukikaze

Most 6+2 connectors really have only one way of fitting together. The pins are coded by shape, so it shouldn't fit the wrong way. In any case, you can see the pin out here.

Thanks.  Perfect.

2018 Mac Mini, Radeon RX 580 8GB in Sonnet Breakaway Box 350, LG 25” 21:9 and Dell P2415Q 4K monitors (both on eGPU)


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