Use Our Connector Guides to Learn About Connector TechnologyOur handy connector guides illustrate the variety of cable connectors available and provide detailed pictures to help you identify what cable you need.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectors have been through several iterations from USB 1.1 to USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 — they can be used carry data and supply power.
Modular connectors like RJ12 and RJ45 are used for transferring data in telephone systems, data networks, and low-speed serial connections.
Digital Video connectors like HDMI and DisplayPort deliver the highest quality video and audio signals for your entertainment on your TV or laptop.
Power connectors like NEMA 5-15-P and IEC 320 C13 allow electronic devices to connect to available power outlets.
Fiber optic connectors such as ST, SC and LC transmit networking data via pulses of light versus electrical signals to attain the greatest speed.
More Audio/Video Connectors
Audio connectors such as 3.5mm, RCA, TOSLINK® and XLR can be used for your home theater, an MP3 player, or even an audio mixing board.
Video connectors such as BNC, Coaxial and VGA can deliver video signals to your computer, projector or television.
More Data & Power Connectors
DB (or D-sub) connectors such as DB9, HD15 and DB25 can be used for many types of devices including monitors, keyboards and mice.
Internal connectors such as SATA, 4-Pin Power and SAS typically are found inside a computer transferring data or supplying power.
Specialty connectors such as the RJ21 and IEEE-488 (or HP-IB) are proprietary in nature and have limited functionality beyond the intended application.
FireWire® (or IEEE-1394) connectors were developed as an interface by Apple® for use with digital video and portable storage devices.
Centronics connectors such as the Centronics 36 (or IEEE-1284 Type B) can be used on many parallel multi-function devices to print, scan, copy and fax.
DIN connectors such as S-Video and PS/2 can be used for keyboards, MIDI instruments, and other specialized equipment.
SCSI connectors such as the Internal 68-pin SCSI and Micro DB68 can be used internally or externally to connect a variety of peripheral devices.