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Course 4: Specialized Cables

Chapter 1: Introduction

The term "cable" refers to a physical apparatus that is used to carry an electrical or communication signal from one device to another; although this basic function is identical among all cables, cables are often defined based on several other characteristics that distinguish them from one another.

For example:

  • The main function of the cable (e.g. "video cable, audio cable, KVM Cable)
  • The conductive material used inside the cable to carry the signal (e.g. copper, aluminum etc.)
  • The type of jacket material used to bundle the internal wire(s) that are used to carry the necessary signal
  • The type of insulation used within the cable
  • The manner in which the conductive material is arranged within the jacket.

Types of Cables StarTech.com Offers:

USB Cables & Adapters
Network Cables & Adapters
VGA Cables
Computer Power Cables - Internal
FireWire 400 Cables
KVM Cables
Computer Power Cables - External
DB9 Cables & DB25 Cables
eSATA Cables
HDMI Cables and Adapters
IDE Cables & Adapters
USB 3.0 Cables
Bulk Wire
DVI Cables
DisplayPort Cables & Adapter Cables

Next — Chapter 2: Connectors & Conductors