Hello and thank you for purchasing the CableMod 12VHPWR Angled Adapter!
Before installing your new adapter, please read this entire guide. We’ve assembled some handy tips to help you install the adapter properly, and to ensure everything runs smoothly once installed.
Please follow these installation steps IN ORDER as to prevent damage during installation.
Step 1: Pre-bending the 12VHPWR cable
Before installing your cable, you should first visualize where the cable will be bent when installed inside your system, and begin to bend the cable at this location beforehand. This will help minimize mechanical stress to both the adapter and your graphics card, and help you route your cable more easily. As the 16 AWG wires of the cable are very stiff, this process can take some while to have the cable in line with the desired routing direction.
As the terminals on 12VHPWR cables are generally smaller and more fragile, please be careful not to bend your cable too close to the connector itself, as this could cause wires to come loose from the connector housing. Bends should be done at least 3.5~4cm from the connector. For more tips on 12VHPWR cable installation, please see our 12VHPWR cable installation guide.
Step 2: Mating the 12VHPWR cable with the adapter
When mating the 12VHPWR cable with the adapter, make sure the 12VHPWR connector is visually fully seated inside the header of the adapter. Once the connector is fully seated, a clicking sound should be noticed.
If your cable has a cable shroud (i.e. a CableMod 12VHPWR cable), we recommend removing it before installation, in case it makes it hard to determine if the cable connector is fully seated. Also, depending on the graphics card and adapter version being used, removing the shroud may be necessary in order to avoid collisions with the graphics card after installation (i.e. Gigabyte Gaming OC and the 90 Degree Variant B).