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Raul | CompTIA A+ | Module 1.11 - Identify Connectors & Cables

By: Raul Pop | Related Course: CompTIA A+ | Published: April 17, 2017 | Modified: April 17, 2017
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NotepadDevice Connections

1) Firewire connector


-IEEE 1394

-1349 A 400 Mb/s 6 Pin

-1394 b 800 Mb/s 9 Pin



For old driver,old connectors

Large storage devices

3) PS/2 (Mini Din) for keyboard/mouse





NotepadDevice Connector

 1) Parallelt)LPT)

-db25>computer side

-Centronic connnector>device/printer


2) Serial Connector

db 9 -9 pins

db 25- 25 pins


3) Audio

-1/8 ’’ Stereo


-S/PDIF Coax Connector/Square Optical Connector


NotepadDevice Connectors


-7 pins connector data

-15 pin connector for power

-SATA 1=1.5 Gb/s

-SATA 2=3.0 Gb/s

-SATA 3=6.0 Gb/s

-eSATA=3.0 Gb/s



-40 pins connector

-40 cable/80 cable version

100/133 mb/s


black-primary drive

grey-secondary drive

-4 Pin Molex power cable


NotepadDevice Connectors

1)Floppy Disk

-Power 4 pin(berg connector)

-34 pin


-1.1-12 Mb/s

-2.0-480 Mb/s(High Speed)

-3.0-5 Gb/s (Super Speed)

TYPE A flat connector

TYPE B(1.1,2.0) square connector

TYPE C (3.0) mini connector,square connector,standard


NotepadDevice Connectors RJ45 RJ11

1) RJ45-Internet connector

-8 pin connector

-8 wire connector

– unshielded twisted pair(electromagnetic)


2) RT11-telephone,modems

-6 pins

-2 wire

NotepadDisplay Connectors

1) RCA Connector(TVs connectors)


-red,blue,green=component deph of color delivery over a wider spectrum

– or red,white=audio 

2)Mini D 6 Connector

-6 pins

3) VGA Connector(HD 15/DE 15/DB 15)


NotepadDisplay Connectors

1) BNC connector

-screen security screen/cameras(Coaxial cable)

2) HDMI connector

-digital video/audio connector

TYPE A -19 PINS 1080 p resolution

TYPE B- 29 PINS-3840X2400 resolution


TYPE B-19 PINS- Micro HDMI(telephones,mini projectors)

3) RJ-45 connector

-8 pin/network connector

NotepadDisplays Connectors

1) DVI-Digital Video Interfacer

-DVI-D-Digital 24 pins and a sign(+)

-DVI-A-Analog only (4 left-4 pins right)(additional 4 pins) for analog

-DVI-I-Digital/Analog(24 pins+4 pins additional)


-Display-20 pins

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