4-Way x1 PCIe to x1 PCIe Splitter (ATX)
The SKU-042-02 is a flexible x4 PCI Express 4-Way Splitter that is used for expanding the motherboard of a computer system. This splitter converts the standard x4, x8, or x16 PCI Express motherboard slot up-to 4 independent x4 PCI Express slots. It comes with one x4 PCI Express Host card, four x4 PCI Express adapter boards, and four 12” Flex PCI Express cables. The adapter boards connect to the main host board via Flex PCI Express cables. The expansion PCI Express add-in boards have to be plugged into the standard x4 PCI Express female connectors on the PCI Express adapter boards. The versatile nature of the connection allows positioning of PCI Express add-in boards away from the splitter.
This PCI Express Splitter system is powered by a standard ATX PSU and can also be powered by an external 12V PSU.
The mounting holes provided on the x4 PCI Express adapter boards allow them to be securely fixed inside a computer chassis. Apart from this, the x4 PCI Express adapter boards come with two support tabs that provide mechanical stabilization for expansion add-in boards (US Patent 7,255,570). To keep the PCI Express Host card securely inside a computer chassis, you can use a full-size bracket or the unique PCI Express add-in card Retainer (Patent Granted) that solves the same purpose without using the bracket.
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