ATX, WTX and other standard and proprietary power supply (PSU) cables connectors
AT PSU's were used before ATX become to be standard.

An AT power supply delivers +5 V, +12 V, -5 V and -12 V voltages using two six-pin connectors. A few newer boards used an aditional connector for +3.3 V. Note, that you must install these connectors to the motherboard in a way that the black wires are placed on the center, or your equipment will be damaged.

P8 AT power supply connector

Pin Name   Color Description
1 PG   Orange Power Good, +5 VDC when all voltages have stabilized.
2 +5V   Red +5 VDC (or n/c)
3 +12V   Yellow +12 VDC
4 -12V   Blue -12 VDC
5 GND   Black Ground
6 GND   Black Ground

P9 AT power supply connector

Pin Name   Color Description
1 GND   Black Ground
2 GND   Black Ground
3 -5V   White or Yellow -5 VDC
4 +5V   Red +5 VDC
5 +5V   Red +5 VDC
6 +5V   Red +5 VDC
Cable connector is Molex 90331.
The original PC debuted in 1981 and used two cables to connect the PSU (power supply) to the motherboard. The two cables plug side by side into the motherboard connectors. Sometimes they are keyed so they only plug in one way and sometimes they aren't. Even if they're keyed you can insert them the wrong way if you put a little effort into it. You always have to remember to plug them in so the black wires are next to each other.
In old PCs, almost all of the chips ran directly off of the 5 volt rail. As a result the PSU delivers most of its wattage at 5 volts. There are three or four lines dedicated to the 5 volt rail. The other main rail is 12 volts. That was used primarily to run disk drives, motors, and fans. The two negative rails are bias supplies which only have to provide small amounts of current.


P10 AT aux power supply connector (rarely seen)


  Color Description
1 GND   Black Ground
2 GND   Black Ground
3 GND   Black Ground
4 3.3v   Green +3.3 VDC
5 3.3v   Green +3.3 VDC
6 3.3v   Green +3.3 VDC

The aux power cable was added to provide extra wattage to motherboards for 3.3 and 5 volts. 

12 pin 2x MOLEX 15-48-0106 connector layout
12 pin 2x MOLEX 15-48-0106 connector
at the computer
6 pin 2x MOLEX 90331-0001 connector layout
6 pin 2x MOLEX 90331-0001 connector
at the Powersupply cables
According to 26 reports in our database (25 positive and 1 negative) this pinout should be correct.

Is this pinout
AT motherboard power supply visual pinout:
AT motherboard power supply diagram
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Source(s) of this and additional information: Hardware Book, Bill Shepherd,,
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