Common Computer Cables
Last Updated on July 6, 2021 by Travis Kipp
HDMI cable – (High definition Multimedia Interface)
DVI Cable – (Digital Visual Interface)
VGA Cable – (Video Graphics Array)
VGA Cable is also known as D-sub cable, analog video cable (Video Graphics Array). This cable is used to connect and send signals between a computer and monitor. There is a total of 15 pins in the plugin cable, which have three rows containing 5 pins each. VGA , while old, is still widely used today. Most computers sold today include one for compatibility reasons. In contrast, modern graphics cards do not use VGA at all. VGA does not support high resolution displays such as a 4K monitor.
USB Cable – (Universal Serial Bus)
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable is one of the most commonly used computer cable. It has been around since 1996. The specification allows for serial communication while providing power to devices. USB cables are usually colored to indicate their function; blue indicates a high-speed data transfer rate while black indicates low-speed data transfer rates. The USB cable is the most popular way to connect a computer to peripheral devices. It’s not just for connecting mice and keyboards, but also cameras, camcorders, printers, scanners, and other monitors too! These useful wires are used in every industry imaginable because of their versatility.