Toslink question. TTL from Coax + 3.3 or 5v = optical?

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  1. alfa147x

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    I'm looking at removing a coaxial connection from a boad and install a optical jack. From what I've read, coax is 2 connectors one being TTL the other is the ground. While an optical transmitter used not only the TTL and the ground but a VCc (3.3 - 5v) connection as well.

    Questions:
    Can I just take the TTL and ground from the coax and wire in power to a optical transmitter?
    Can I split the TTL connection to be able to have both optical and coax?

    Thanks,
    Alfa
     
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    See that seems more like converting coaxial to optical. What make me believe my idea would work is that motherboards have SPDIF connectors on board:
    Possibly? I might order a Gigabyte optical bracket to see what actually is going on.
     
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    if your mb offers an optical bracket, why wouldn't you get that?
     
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    It's not for a motherboard. It from a DIY DAC that I had put together a while back. I'm trying to figure out how the mb works with optical vs coaxial that way I can apply it to my DAC. I ordered the bracket. We'll see if it has anything fancy ( I hope not)
     
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    err no, it is probably exactly what I linked to :biggrin:
     
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    I still can hope not!
    This is what the bracket looks like
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    good luck :p