Corsair RGB to Motherboard Addressable (Digital) RGB Adapter Cable
They said that it couldn't be done. But we looked at the specifications and pinouts and noticed ... well, yeah, it actually can be done! So, we played with it a bit, got some devices and built a prototype. And it worked like a charm! And, happily enough, no Lighting Node Pros were harmed while prototyping this adapter!
Want to control your Asus Aura and MSI Mystic Light D-RGB compatible devices with Corsair's iCue? This adapter converts your Corsair RGB Lighting Channel (such as on a Lighting Node Pro or a Commander Pro) to the Addressable/Digital RGB connector that most motherboards now use. The result? You can now control the wide array of RGB devices that connect to "standard" 3-pin motherboard RGB connections right along with your Corsair RGB devices! This includes products that have controllers that will connect to the motherboard, like many cases (Phanteks and Lian Li 011 variants, for example) and other devices (Lian Li Strimer Plus, ThermalTake TT Sync, EK D-RGB and many, many more). If you have more than one device, you can use our Corsair RGB Lighting Channel Splitter to use multiple adapters with a single Lighting Channel.
This is the original adapter for that allowed motherboard-compatible D-RGB devices to be controlled by Corsair iCUE. Don't fall for copies or knockoffs ... PirateDog Tech was the first to develop this adapter and we've sold over 10,000 of these adapters worldwide!
Now, with great power comes great responsibility. There are a couple of things that we need to tell you before you go click "Buy Now".
- This adapter only works with a Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro. It will not work directly with an RGB Fan LED Hub or Lighting Node Core. To use with either of these devices, you can use the PirateDog Tech Fan Hub to Strip/Lighting Channel Adapter.
- If your device does not have its own power source, you need to make sure that the current draw on a single Corsair Lighting Channel is limited to approximately 2A (10W). This will come out to roughly 60 RGB LEDs. However you may need to check the specifications of any LEDs that you connect. If you exceed the limit, you may blow a fuse in your Lighting Channel.
- You'll have to configure your devices in iCue based on the number of LEDs. You can choose from HD (12 LEDs), LL (16 LEDs), ML (4 LEDs), SP-PRO (8 LEDs), QL (34 LEDs) fans or RGB Strips (10 LEDs). Do not configure them as SP-RGB fans! You'll need to count the number of LEDs on your devices and then configure the lighting channel to have the same (or slightly greater) number of LEDs. Example: 1 Phanteks Aura-compatible ARGB Strip has 30 LEDs. This is then configured in iCue as 3 RGB Strips (30 LEDs). It could also be configured as 3 HD Fans (36 LEDs) or 2 LL fans (32 LEDs). Experimenting with the setup can lead to some interesting effects. We do include a "cheat sheet" with every adapter to help you configure your channel.
- This will not allow you to control your motherboard or GPU LEDs. Those aren't controlled by connecting wires. This will only control 5V Addressable RGB LEDs.
- This will not allow you to control 12V (4-pin) analog RGB LEDs. They operate on a different protocol and are incompatible. You can use the Solarity Tech ArrRGB DAC to control 12V (4-pin) analog LEDs.
- This adapter does not work with the new Commander Core that is included with the new iCUE Elite Capellix Coolers. For that, you will need the 4-pin (Corsair Fan) version of this adapter. It does work with the new Commander Core XT.