Corsair RGB to JST-SM Addressable RGB Adapter Cable
Following up our Corsair to Asus Aura (Motherboard) Adapter, we're now happy to offer a Corsair RGB to JST-SM adapter as well! This adapter connects your Corsair RGB Lighting Channel (such as on a Lighting Node Pro or a Commander Pro) OR a Corsair RGB LED Fan Hub Port to a JST-SM series connector that you'll find with Phanteks, Lian Li's Strimer (the original only, not the newer Strimer Plus) and many other 3rd party RGB strips and products. This opens up a world of possibilities for you to extend your iCUE based RGB!
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".
- You'll need to configure your devices in iCue based on the number of LEDs. You can choose from HD (12 LEDs), LL (16 LEDs), and ML (4 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). The Lian Li Strimer (24-pin) has 12 LEDs and is best configured as an HD-RGB Fan. Experimenting with the setup can lead to some interesting effects.
- 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 (WS2812B LEDs, specifically).
- This will not allow you to control 12V (4-pin) analog LEDs. They operate on a different protocol and are incompatible.
- Each adapter is about 5 1/2 in (14 cm) long. So it won't clutter up your cable management too much.
- This is for 3-pin JST-SM connections only. No more, no less. Not two, Not four. And five is right out.
- The difference between the 3-pin and the 4-pin version is on the Corsair connector only. Read on below for more details.
- This adapter does not work with the new Commander Core that is included with the new iCUE Elite Capellix Coolers.
- This will connect to a single RGB Lighting Channel on a Corsair Commander Pro, a Lighting Node Pro, or an LS100.
- 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'll 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 and then the magic blue smoke will escape. That would be bad.
- This will connect to a fan port on the Corsair RGB LED Fan Hub or Lighting Node Core.
- If your device does not have its own power source, you need to make sure that the current draw on a single Corsair RGB LED Fan Hub / Lighting Node Core is limited to approximately 4A (20W). This will come out to roughly 120 RGB LEDs, however you'll need to check the specifications of any LEDs that you connect. If you exceed the limit, you may blow the capacitor in the RGB LED Fan Hub / LNC. That would release the magic blue smoke that your electronics require to operate properly.
- The RGB LED Fan Hub connection will duplicate the signal to the next device on the fan hub. For example, if you use this adapter to connect a Lian Li Strimer (12 LEDs) to an RGB LED Fan Hub / Lighting Node Core on port 1 and then a Corsair HD-RGB fan on port 2 (also 12 LEDs), the Corsair fan and the Lian Li Strimer will have identical effects. In iCUE, this would be configured as a single HD-RGB Fan. Keep this in mind when configuring your lighting channels.