I recently got new parts for my pc. After plugging everything in one of my cables started smoking. I turned it off and found that my arbg splitter cable had melted(specifically the cable attached to my pc cases drgb cable). I had plugged the splitter into my MSI b560 pro VDH wifi motherboard's jrainbow header. To add the other rbgs attached to the splitter worked fine. Does anyone know what might have caused the cable to melt.
pc parts in question: MSI b560 pro VDH wifi motherboard, EnLabs 5 to 1 argb splitter cable, phanteks enthoo pro 2 case
If the cable was bent to sharp angles it could develop a short or you overloaded the cables by having too many items plugged into it. Instead of using a splitter like that I would use a RGB hub, https://www.microcenter.com/product/631735/micro-connectors-11-port-argb-splitter-hub-for-fan-and-light is what I'd recommend instead of splitters.
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