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Is or has anyone powered a Sotm PCIe USB 3.0 Card with a 5 vlt 1amp external LPS.   The reason I ask is because I am getting mixed messages.  


Sotm tell me 5 vlt is not enough to do it.  The Specs on the Card state.  


External power input
   Input voltage : +6.5V ~ +9Vdc
   Input current : 2A max 


A consistent builder of Music servers, who is abit of IT Guru, tells me he has driven many Sotm USB card with 5vlt 1amp power supplies, without incident.


I am just about to purchase a Keces p8 LPS and it has a USB output of 5vlt 1 amp that I was hoping to use on my Sotm PCIe.


I know I can just try it when it arrives but curiosity has got me in the leadup.


Regards Cazzesman



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Well I have to say I am truly amazed.  Not one person will admit to every attempting to power a Sotm USB card with 5vlt 1amp power supply. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Where's your adventurous spirit you lot???  Call yourselves visionaries of our Audio future. 😛


Guess I will have to try it and see what goes 'Bang' when my Keces p8 arrives.


Regards Cazzesman 😛

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Just because it works does not mean it works well...


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1 hour ago, Cazzesman said:

Words of wisdom 4est.    How do the learned know the difference?    That is the $64 question.  


I guess the 'Ears' will have it.


Regards Cazzesman



Even if it works you will still be nagged by the question of would it have worked better with the recommended voltage...





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