The Ultimate Guide to Cables & Connectors

Cable Chick's blogs contain useful guides, and tech info on all your favourite AV and computer cables, plus a useful guide for identifying what cable or adapter you need. If you're trying to identify what kind of cable, connector or adapter required for your device, our Ultimate Guide to Cables & Connectors is essential reading. We've laid out a visual reference for most video, audio and computer plugs + sockets, so you can visually identify the plug/socket you have, to work out the cable/adapter you need!

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Definitive Guide to USB-C Alternate Modes
Published 20th April, 2020
Definitive Guide to USB-C Alternate Modes
Learn about USB Type-C Alt Modes like Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort, and what products you can find this feature on!   Read More
Working From Home During Covid-19
Published 6th April, 2020
Working From Home During Covid-19
Discover the easiest way to connect your laptop to one or more additional screens with our handy visual guide.   Read More
16 Essential Tips to Enhance your Home Entertainment
Published 16th Dec, 2019
16 Essential Tips to Enhance your Home Entertainment
Take your entertainment to the next level with our handy tips on upgrading your home theatre. From small budgets to big-ticket enhancements, we've got a tip or two for you!   Read More
Avoid graphics card damage - The DisplayPort Pin 20 Issue Explained
Published 16th Oct, 2019
Avoid graphics card damage - The DisplayPort Pin 20 Issue Explained
Incorrectly made DisplayPort cables can cause boot issues on PCs. Find out why this was ever a problem and how correctly manufactured cables aren't affected.   Read More
Are You Using the Wrong HDMI Cable?
Published 3rd Oct, 2019
Are You Using the Wrong HDMI Cable?
If you've upgraded to a 4K television but haven't replaced your HDMI cables in years, you might be missing out on some great new features - especially if you have long cable runs or in-wall HDMI installations.   Read More
Should I Use HDMI or DisplayPort for my PC?
Published 26th Sept, 2019
Should I Use HDMI or DisplayPort for my PC?
Does your PC monitor have both DisplayPort and HDMI sockets and you're having trouble choosing which one to use? The answer may surprise you.   Read More
Speaker Cable Wiring Guide
Published 29th August, 2019
Speaker Cable Wiring Guide
There's more than one solution for wiring up your home theatre speakers, and we've brought them all together - with diagrams - in this handy reference guide.   Read More
The Complete Guide to Thunderbolt & USB-C
Published 17th July, 2019
The Complete Guide to Thunderbolt & USB-C
Thunderbolt® is an impressive technology, but it can be hard to fully understand. Read our blog on Thunderbolt, Mini-DisplayPort, and USB-C to learn how they all work.   Read More
The Ultimate Speaker Cable Guide
Published 16th April, 2018
The Ultimate Speaker Cable Guide
We've made it super-easy to choose the right gauge of speaker cable for your living room, home theatre or any other entertainment area! Read our guide and start wiring up your audio system today.   Read More
HDMI CEC ARC & Ethernet Simplified
Published 24th Jan, 2018
HDMI CEC ARC & Ethernet Simplified
HDMI may be best known for Full HD and 4K video capabilities, but today we're going to look at some of the lesser-known features which are often used as selling points, but are frequently misunderstood.   Read More
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