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What Makes Ethernet Connection better than WiFi?

Anyone who wants to get internet service for their homes or businesses often look for cable free connection. Why? Well, because they prevent their homes/offices from looking messy. But, both these internet transmission avenues, have their own merits and demerits. And when we must choose the best network, we come down to security and mobility.

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On one hand, the ethernet cord connection provides security, the…

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Added by SFCable on July 19, 2018 at 6:36am — No Comments

How Do Keystone Jacks Keep Trip Hazards at Bay?

Keystone jacks are regular size rectangular like modules. They help to attach wires to outlets in a patch panel or a wall plate. You can find a plenty of jacks that are available in the keystone format. These include jacks used for networking and telephone cables, USB and HDMI cables as well as coaxial…
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Added by SFCable on July 10, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

What Makes Fiber Optic Cables Better Than Copper Cables?

Fiber Optic cables are the first choice when it comes to making network installations and upgrades. This is because they transmit data really fast. They’re also the most preferred option for enabling good quality internet connection. So what else makes them superior to copper cables? Let’s check out.

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Added by SFCable on July 9, 2018 at 2:35am — No Comments

SF Cable Offers Variety of Color Power and Extension Cords

SF Cable, a premium cable retailer offering unbeatable prices, now stocks IEC320 C13 to NEMA 5-15P universal power cords in 6 different colors: black, blue, green, red and yellow.

The variety of colors available are incredibly useful in an office, home or networking environment where users need to quickly and efficiently differentiate between devices and connections. Tech support and trouble shooting is made simpler with color…

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Added by SFCable on July 7, 2018 at 1:46am — No Comments

Computer Accessories that will Make Your Life Easier

Accessories & Network Equipments Online is essential for anyone who works, goes to school or likes to play online. Without the correct cables, power cords and computer accessories having to be online can turn into a real headache, but the right network equipment and accessories can really make your life a whole lot easier.

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Laptop AdaptorThe right accessories will even enhance your laptop. We all know how…

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Added by SFCable on July 6, 2018 at 2:13am — No Comments

International Power Cord Regulations That You Must Know About

When you undertake installation of your devices with power cords, you must have observed in the specification sheet that one part of the cord is approved and another isn’t. This might lead you to wonder as to why is it so? Well, it can be a bit tricky to understand international approvals of cords. Let’s obtain a detailed understanding behind the process of approvals and regulations.…
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Added by SFCable on July 5, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

Safeguard Your Electrical Appliances Using the Right Extension Cord

What comes to your mind when I use the word Extension cord? Probably, a device that extends? When it comes to extending the power from one place to another, these power cords work the best! Although they make your job easy, they can lead to hazards if you use them wrongly. Even if you load them with more power than required or place them wrongly, they can prove to be fatal.

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‘Prevention is better than cure’-…

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Added by SFCable on July 4, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Cable and Connectors Used For Transmission of Data

A transmission medium is required to carry every type of information that travels from source to destination. Cables and connectors are used for transmitting data along a channel. A structured cabling system is the foundation of every business network. Cabling provides connectivity between servers, computers, and other network devices. Hence cables and connectors are part and parcel of each other.

Transmission media used can be…

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Added by SFCable on July 3, 2018 at 4:46am — No Comments

What's the Difference between Patch Ethernet Cables and Crossover Ethernet Cables?

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Refers to electrical and optical cables like Cat5 cables and Optical cables. However, patch cables/cords can be:

  • single-conductor wires that use banana connectors
  • coaxial cables using BNC connectors
  • Ethernet Cat5,…
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Added by SFCable on July 2, 2018 at 2:52am — No Comments

Know About the NEMA Ratings That Electrical Enclosures Must Go By

If you thought that the NEMA ratings are just meant for NEMA power cords, you might be wrong. The NEMA association also has ratings for electrical enclosures. Electrical enclosures are nothing but the cabinets or boxes in which we mount switches and knobs for the electrical products to work right. Through these ratings, you can define the type of environment in which electrical enclosures can withstand themselves.…

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Added by SFCable on June 30, 2018 at 6:36am — No Comments

Remedies to Overcome the HDMI Connection Problems

Entertainment! We all love it. There are days when we start watching TV series and lose the track of time. During such times of pure indulgence, a TV screen going dark can prove to be a nightmare. It can be quite frustrating. And then follows the, aftermath of finding someone who can come and check the troubles with your entertainment systems! Well, “Self Help is the Best Help” - they say.

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If you do not want…

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Added by SFCable on June 27, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Things You Must Know About HDMI 2.0 Cables!

After the release of HDMI 1.4, the new HDMI 2.0 standard was released. It brought along several changes and enhancement with the specification. However, for those who are wondering what changes have come in after HDMI 1.4, we have come up with certain features and specifications. So, here we go about understanding them:

Things you must know about HDMI 2

Improved Frame Rates and Full 4K Support

The framerate of HDMI version 1.4 was up to…

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Added by SFCable on June 14, 2018 at 12:38am — No Comments

Introduction to the Type of Nema Cords Used for Lighting Fixtures

For all those who are unaware, “NEMA” is an abbreviation of National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association. It is an an association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers and its mission is to build and and promote safe electrical standards as well as products.

If a plug is labelled “NEMA”, you can consider it to be an industry standard for safety. NEMA offers a wide array of plugs. But when it comes to lighting fixtures for industrial and commercial purposes, there…

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Added by SFCable on June 12, 2018 at 12:31am — No Comments

Some FAQs About HDMI Technology Answered

HDMI, also known as High Definition Multimedia Interface is an advanced technology that is used for transmitting digital data between two digital devices. This technology was developed by leading electronics manufacturers like Philips, Toshiba, Hitachi, Sony etc. Ever since it was introduced, it has become quite popular. Its latest version, 2.0, was introduced in September 2013.

If…

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Added by SFCable on June 8, 2018 at 1:10am — No Comments

A Layman’s Guide to Ethernet Network Technology and Cables

You might not have a great chemistry with electronics. But in your day to day lives, you are sure to have come across long wires that power local area networks. These are known as Ethernet Cables. When it comes to LAN technologies, Ethernet technology stands out to be the fastest and the most popular one. Through this blog, we will acquaint you with the ins and outs of Ethernet technology and how it came into being.

History and Evolution of Ethernet Technology…

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Added by SFCable on June 6, 2018 at 2:27am — No Comments

A Layman’s Guide to Ethernet Network Technology and Cables

You might not have a great chemistry with electronics. But in your day to day lives, you are sure to have come across long wires that power local area networks. These are known as Ethernet Cables. When it comes to LAN technologies, Ethernet technology stands out to be the fastest and the most popular one. Through this blog, we will acquaint you with the ins and outs of Ethernet technology and how it came into being.

History and Evolution of Ethernet…

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Added by SFCable on June 6, 2018 at 2:25am — No Comments

Factors to Consider before Buying Shielded or Unshielded Ethernet Cables

Digital Signal Processing is the process of transmission and production of data that takes place without any interference. This process asks for an Ethernet Cable. Most of the wired networks of today including routers, PCs and switches use Ethernet cables for the smooth transmission of data. These Ethernet Cables are of two types – Shielded and Unshielded. They are also known as…

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Added by SFCable on June 2, 2018 at 2:19am — No Comments

CAT 5E Vs CAT 6A: Understanding the Major Differences

Transmission speed, connection, distance and costs. These are some of the factors you need to consider when it comes to buying cables for your ethernet network. “Should I use category 5E or 6A for wiring my ethernet network?” People often ask this question. This is majorly because all these cables have different names, standards and configurations.

Today, we will focus on CAT5E and CAT6A Cables and understand the major differences between them. Thereafter, you might be able to make…

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Added by SFCable on May 29, 2018 at 2:01am — No Comments

The Evolution of HDMI Cables Over the Years

Every person was rejoicing after the preface of HDMI cable. They knew that now they could get rid of the bulky connectors and multiple cables. In earlier times, as we all know, one cable was used for audio and other for video was in use. In fact, HDMI brought the change, with which the size of connectors got smaller. The need of separate video and audio cable also gone astray.

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Over the years, the standards of HDMI have shown fierce advances. The use and the needs of…

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Added by SFCable on May 11, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

Know What Makes Fiber Optic Cables Future Proof?

Internet connectivity over an optical cord has become a precious standard for fast and high-quality data transmission. This technology is relatively new. This new nature of it can leave some in a dilemma. Some would even be unwilling to invest in it. Some would still prefer go old school and use convention network cables.

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Over the years, with the technical progress, even conventional cable has risen to new horizons. But, which technology is better? Both copper and…

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Added by SFCable on May 9, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

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