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The peak of interest in crypto mining in the last months has apparently sparkled the need for some interesting new products designed to help the users of mining rigs get things done in a better and more efficient way. As a result we are seeing enthusiast designed things like a power distributor board allowing the users to connect up to 4 power supplies that can be used to work together powering a single mining rig. Of course you can always go for a 2x PSU boards such as the Add2PSU, but what if you need to connect three or four power supplies? With Add2PSU you can use a number of devices to connect more power supplies together, but this will take up more molex connectors on the main power supply. Going for an optimized board that can use up to 4x power supplies together with a single molex from the main PSU is more convenient, especially if going for a 8x GPU mining rig with more powerful video cards that take up two PCI-Express power connectors.

Another commonly needed thing for multi GPU mining rigs is an easy way to connect multiple cooling fans to go along with the video cards by helping them get cooler air and eliminate the forming of hot air pockets around the GPUs. So getting an easy way to connect multiple fans, up to 6 for example via a single board powered by a 4-pin Molex power connector makes things much more simple and user friendly. Adding an easy way to select the operating voltages of the fans via jumpers and getting them to work at either 5V, 7V or 12V without the need of additional electronics is more than welcome. Of course you need not only to get good and useful functionality from a fan distributor board, but also make it affordable as with crypto mining extra costs are always considered.

While enthusiast designed products like up to 4x power distributor boards for multiple power supplies for a single computer or fan distributor boards with 6x fans and voltage control option may be interesting for regular users, however the real market for devices like these has opened with the boom of GPU mining rigs. The two boards that we are showing you here are just an example, there are other interesting products getting designed by enthusiasts for the crypto mining market as well. An interesting example of other such products is the SimpleMining SimpleRigResetter that allows for easy power cycling of multiple GPU mining rigs if they have an issue and hang up.

Add2Psu is an interesting product that allows you to easily and safely connect and use two computer power supplies together when just one PSU is not powerful enough for your needs. The Add2Psu product was created by David Lorentzen after he found that the standard PSU (Power Supply Unit) configuration in his home server was not meeting his needs. It was not originally designed for use with crypto currency mining rigs, but it has turned quite popular solution for connecting multiple power supplies for such. Power users don’t usually need to go for such product when using two or more power supplies as they know what and how to connect things to make them work. Still Add2Psu makes things very easy for users, both not so advanced and advanced ones without having them rely on some sort of a DIY solution.

If you still haven’t looked into the product, then you might want to give it a try should you need to connect two or even more power supplies together to make them work powering a single system. Besides Add2Psu, there is also a different version called Add2Psu-D and it is essentially the same adapter, but with the option to set a custom delay for shutting off the second power supply. This delayed shutdown for the slave PSU may not have much use for crypto mining rigs or ASIC miners, but it could still be helpful in some specific computer setups. Note that there are many non-official Add2Psu adapters available as well, some of which are very cheap clones that you might want to stay away from as they can actually cause trouble and not help resolve ones.

For more details about the Add2Psu adapter for connecting and using multiple PSUs together…