EK 6-Way D-RGB Splitter and How to Use It

November 5, 2019 | Guides | Erik Nastovski
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This might be pretty straightforward, but to avoid issues we’ve decided to write a little article that explains the EK 6-way D-RGB splitter and how it should be used. This splitter cable is to be used exclusively with D-RGB (addressable RGB) fans via 5V 3-pin connectors. These standardized connectors are used by all motherboard manufacturers and EK has chosen to follow the standards with D-RGB products, as well as splitter cables.

EK D-RGB LED splitter 6-way

The 6-way D-RGB splitter is connected to the motherboard or some other 5V D-RGB source (like an addressable RGB Controller) and the signal is split to 6 outputs allowing you to connect 6 different D-RGB products to one header. Some of the products you can connect using the splitter cable:

  • Fans
  • Water Blocks
  • Pump-reservoir combo units
  • D-RGB (addressable) LED Strips
  • Case D-RGB lighting

What is very important is to make sure to align the arrow on the connector with the 5V on the header.

EK D-RGB LED splitter 6-way

The pinout on the connector is (5V|D|Blocked|Ground). The cable itself is 300mm long, with the split branches being ~135mm. Please refer to the motherboard manufacturer’s manual or Addressable D-RGB controller manufacturer’s manual for LED type compatibility, maximum power load, and maximum allowed LED strip length.

For EK D-RGB product power consumption, refer to the following list:

EAN Name Max [A] @ 5V @ 100% brightness Power [W]
3831109813102 EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109813119 EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.38 1.9
3831109813164 EK-Vector RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109813171 EK-Vector RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.38 1.9
3831109814185 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.7 3.5
3831109814192 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.45 2.25
3831109814208 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.45 2.25
3831109814215 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.7 3.5
3831109814222 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109814239 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.38 1.9
3831109814246 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109814253 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.61 3.05
3831109814307 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Aceta 0.45 2.25
3831109814314 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Nickel + Plexi 0.45 2.25
3831109814321 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.45 2.25
3831109814338 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 D-RGB Nickel + Plexi 0.45 2.25
3831109814345 EK-Vector RTX RE Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109814352 EK-Vector RTX RE Ti D-RGB Nickel + Plexi 0.38 1.9
3831109814369 EK-Vector RTX RE D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 0.38 1.9
3831109814376 EK-Vector RTX RE D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 0.38 1.9
3831109816790 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 D-RGB – Acetal + Nickel 0.45 2.25
3831109816806 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 D-RGB – Plexi + Nickel 0.45 2.25
3831109818718 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Acetal + Nickel 0.45 2.25
3831109818725 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB – Plexi + Nickel 0.45 2.25
3831109819395 EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT D-RGB – Nickel + Ple. 0.38 1.9
3831109819401 EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT D-RGB – Nickel + Ace. 0.38 1.9
3831109819449 EK-Vector Dual Evo RTX 2070/2080 D-RGB – Ni + Pl. 0.61 3.05
3831109819456 EK-Vector Dual Evo RTX 2070/2080 D-RGB – Ni + Ace. 0.38 1.9
3831109819814 EK-Vector RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.38 1.9
3831109819821 EK-Vector RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – White 0.38 1.9
3831109819838 EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.38 1.9
3831109819845 EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – White 0.38 1.9
3831109819869 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.7 3.5
3831109819876 EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – B. 0.7 3.5
3831109819883 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.45 2.25
3831109819890 EK-Vector FTW3 RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – B. 0.45 2.25
3831109819906 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.45 2.25
3831109819913 EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – B. 0.45 2.25
3831109819920 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – Black 0.61 3.05
3831109819937 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 D-RGB Upgrade Kit – White 0.38 1.9
3831109819944 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – B. 0.38 1.9
3831109819951 EK-Vector Trio RTX 2080 Ti D-RGB Upgrade Kit – W. 0.38 1.9
3831109819968 EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT D-RGB Upgrade Kit 0.38 1.9
3831109822180 EK-Q Vector Strix RX 5700 +XT D-RGB – Nickel + Pl. 0.7 3.5
3831109822197 EK-Q Vector Strix RX 5700 +XT D-RGB – Nickel + Pl. 0.45 2.25