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HDMI vs Optical Cables: Which one to Consider?

It’s about connecting your shiny new soundbar or AV receiver and having to decide between HDMI cables and Fiber Optic Cables. As home theater systems get more and more complex (Including wiring). Back into the good old days, all that you need was a coaxial cable to get the audio and video signals to your television set. Unlike today, to align your system with sound, Blu-ray players, and high-definition programming, you…
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Added by SFCable on September 7, 2019 at 2:21am — No Comments

Everything You Should Know About Power Cords: An Infographic

When you have so many options to choose your power cords, it can be overwhelming sometimes. While you are looking to buy it for a particular application, it is important to have a basic understanding. This infographic will give you a 360 view of power cords and its applications.…


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Added by SFCable on September 6, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

Display Port 2.0: Let's See What it has to offer

A new version of DisplayPort is here. Officials are calling it the biggest upgrade yet. It could be enough to earn a place for DisplayPort in future devices. Originally envisioned as a replacement to the older VGA and DVI standards which dominated the market in the early 2000s.
Backed by the VESA group, they always had an intent to be the…
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Added by SFCable on September 5, 2019 at 2:35am — No Comments

Your Guide to Power Extension and Charging Station Setups

Battery technology is getting better, but it is nowhere close to perfect. At the end of each day - if not at mid-day - we have to plug in our devices to be able to use them again. The devices that we have to plug in are only increasing every day, from our phones and laptops to our cars! Even the much-hyped wireless charging devices are not exactly wireless. Not yet anyway. This takes me to say that the most essential gadget of all time is a power cable!

Every little thing…

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Added by SFCable on August 31, 2019 at 8:05am — No Comments

Adapters Bring Together the Old and the New, & That’s Good!

When it comes to connecting accessories to computers, it is not always with a USB to USB cable. Even after the invention of the USB standard, the various types of serial connectors stayed. Everything did not immediately switch to USB entirely. This is when manufacturers started to find a middle ground because they did not want their accessory to be useless (or, out of time) in a short time. So, they started making devices that could connect to a computer via its USB port…
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Added by SFCable on August 29, 2019 at 8:14am — No Comments

Why Ethernet Cables are here to stay?

Back in the days when there was no WIFI, we were so fascinated with how a single cable connection could let you surf and access online data. As time passed by, we have cut down a lot on the cables. With a single Wi-Fi connection, we can access the internet from anywhere in our homes. All we need for that is good internet speed. But, when it is down, you cannot do anything but wait for the error-free connection (including…
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Added by SFCable on August 28, 2019 at 2:39am — No Comments

Keep In Mind These 5 Things Before Buying a Computer Monitor

No one talks about computer monitors. You will always find hobbyists talking about processor prowess, RAM and storage when they talk about building their ideal setup. But the display is just as essential! After all, the result of that computing is on the display! So, once you pick out the perfect CPU parts, the most comfortable keyboard, and the most accurate mouse, spend some time picking out the right monitor. On top of that spend an equal amount of time getting the best and the most…

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Added by SFCable on August 23, 2019 at 2:17am — No Comments

Learn How DB9 Connectors Has Evolved Since its Inception

The first computers were huge and mainly used the command line interface. In order to perform the smallest tasks, you had to type them out using the keyboard. And the idea of the keyboard also came from the typewriter. These keyboards were connected to the computers via a cable.

The DB9 connector is the smallest of the D sub type…

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Added by SFCable on August 14, 2019 at 1:54am — No Comments

How to Choose the Right Household Power Cord

When it comes to choosing power cord for the household devices, people often make a mistake by choosing the wrong products. Rather than buying the cheapest and longest cord, here is how you can make a smart purchase by considering these factors when deciding which extension cord to use.

Two Prong Vs Three Prong Plugs

For the household use, two of the most common household plug configurations are two prongs (NEMA 1-15) and three prongs (NEMA…

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Added by SFCable on August 13, 2019 at 2:51am — No Comments

The Reason We Are Still Talking About Audio Video Cables in 2019

There are many of us out here who only trust cables for connectivity. People can go around with their wireless devices all they like, but we don’t want to have to make sure to charge everything before using it. We just want to start using the device!

Fortunately, cables are not going anywhere. They are mostly required for audio video purposes which is something we need for both entertainment and work.

Primarily, there are two types of these…

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Added by SFCable on August 12, 2019 at 2:41am — No Comments

4 Things to Take Care of in a Data Center

In 2017, at the Worldwide Developer Conference, in the opening video, Apple showed a very interesting thing. They wanted to highlight the fact that the world cannot be without apps. A data center employee accidentally unplugged the servers to plug in his waterfall, and in doing so, turned off the data center. This turned off all the apps and there was an APP-pocalypse.

What this also highlighted was that without data centers, most apps would stop…

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Added by SFCable on August 6, 2019 at 1:54am — No Comments

How to Buy Power Plug Adapters for Your Travels

When you are planning for travel, electronic gadgets need a proper planning as well. And when doing so, it is important to stock up right power plug adapters in order to save power. And there are almost 12 types of power sockets in-use universally. Because of this, users tends it get confused while selecting the power plug adapters.

To get over this issue, here are six tips to help you buying the right one:…

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Added by SFCable on August 2, 2019 at 2:16am — No Comments

Fiber Optic Patch Cables: Here's All You Should Know

The basic definition of patch cables means an electronic cable which connects electronic devices. It allows the transmission of data between them. There are different types of patch cables in the market with fiber optic patch cables being one of the types. Other types include microphone, headphones, RCA, and ethernet.

Fiber optic patch cable, cord or often known as optical jumper, is a fiber cable terminated with fiber optic connectors (LC,…

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Added by SFCable on July 30, 2019 at 2:53am — No Comments

Cat 7 vs Cat 8 Cables: What's the Difference?

Supposedly, you have to install data cables for your newly built house. But don’t have any clue about them. And we all know that it can get overwhelming with the variety of ethernet cables available in the market such as Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat7, cat8, and so on.

So, if you are selecting the cable for your place then it is important to understand their features and capabilities.

Presently, Cat 7…

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Added by SFCable on July 22, 2019 at 4:45am — No Comments

The Future of Network Cabling: Fiber & Copper Together

With the technological advancements & increasing internet speed raises a question as to whether to use traditional copper as the physical interconnector or upgrade to fiber to support these higher speeds.

In this blog post, we are going to see the main difference and consequences of using both on the same platform.

Size And Space:

The main difference will be fluctuation in size and weight. Everyone…

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Added by SFCable on July 11, 2019 at 6:19am — No Comments

How USB-C Is Going to Get More Secure

In the present scenario, we find more USB cables in our drawers than the documents. I am sure that your drawers are full of different USB drives, cables, and chargers you bought over the years. Their overall quality has improved over the years. Now, they charge your devices more quickly and transfer files at an astonishing rate. But they haven’t gotten any…

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Added by SFCable on July 10, 2019 at 6:29am — No Comments

RCA Is An Analog Classic & It's Here to Stay

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you know the whole controversy about phone companies doing away with the headphone jack and replacing it with a USB-C or Lightning port (in case of Apple devices). Apple was the first one to do it, and as usual, the industry followed. While phones are usually used to…

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Added by SFCable on July 9, 2019 at 3:46am — No Comments

Cat 8 Cables: Soon to be a Boon in An Average User’s Life

Cat 8 cables are still new and shiny. Pretty much no one uses them at home, yet. They are incredibly fast at 25Gbps to 40Gbps speeds. That kind of speed is only useful in a more industrial setting and after all, only such settings can afford the cost of it.

The question to ask is what are the possible uses of such an extravagant speed that this particular network cable…

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Added by SFCable on July 3, 2019 at 2:57am — No Comments

How to Use an External Monitor for a Better Working Experience

As a consumer who uses a computer for basic tasks like managing a small to medium work database, or some light content editing that is mostly text, you can simply use the new all-in-one type of laptops in the market. One that folds into tablet mode for touch screen web scrolling, and has a full keyboard to type out long emails, or make content strategies. But if you have ever tried to edit video or stream games on one of those laptops, you know that we are slightly far from eliminating…

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Added by SFCable on July 1, 2019 at 8:35am — No Comments

5 Most Important Types of Power Cords

A power extension cord is one of those items which we often take for granted. Even at the time of buying them, we never pay attention to its small details. But the truth is that you need to pay attention while considering it for the important connections of your office or work.

To help you out in selecting the right power…

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Added by SFCable on June 28, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments

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