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!

Blog Tag: Adapters

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
What is USB OTG and What Can It Do?
Published 18th Nov, 2015
What is USB OTG and What Can It Do?
USB OTG (On-the-Go) is a powerful feature of many Android smartphones and tablets. Learn how to take advantage of it today!   Read More
MHL Explained
Published 24th Sept, 2014
MHL Explained
What is MHL and what can it do? We take a look at the promises and pitfalls of this handy but confusing video standard.   Read More
What you need to know about Active vs Passive cables, switches & splitters
Published 29th Oct, 2013
What you need to know about Active vs Passive cables, switches & splitters
We hear the terms 'active' and 'passive' attributed to cables and equipment all the time. But what does it mean? Which one is better? Which one do you really need? We clarify the difference and explain how to choose between them.   Read More
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