Front Panel Header for Intel® NUC

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05/25/2019

Most, but not all, Intel® NUC motherboards have a 9-pin or 11-pin (2.0 mm pitch) front panel header. This header is on the processor/fan side of the motherboard. You can connect a power switch to this header to remotely power on or reset an Intel NUC board that is embedded (such as in a kiosk) in a position in which the chassis' power switch isn't easily accessible.

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9-pin header information

9-pin chassis

Pin assignments:

Pin Description In/Out Pin Description In/Out
Hard Drive Activity LED Power LED
1 Hard disk LED pull-up to +5V Out 2 Front panel green LED (5V) Out
3 Hard disk activity LED Out 4 Front panel yellow LED (5V) Out
Reset Switch On/Off Switch
5 Ground   6 Power switch In
7 Reset switch In 8 Ground  
Power Not Connected
9 Power Out 10 No pin  
11-pin header information

11-pin chassis

Pin assignments:

Pin Description In/Out Pin Description In/Out
Hard Drive Activity LED Power LED
1 Hard disk LED pull-up to +5V Out 2 Front panel LED (main color) Out
3 Hard disk activity LED Out 4 Front panel LED (alternate color) Out
Reset Switch On/Off Switch
5 Ground   6 Power switch In
7 Reset switch In 8 Ground  
Power Not Connected
9 +5 V DC - VCC5 (1A current rating)   10 No pin  
Standby Power
11 5 V standby - 2A current rating)   12 3.3 V standby (1A current rating)  
Related topic
Find the specification for your Intel® NUC to see if it includes this header