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Why You Should Only Use Your Own Charger

USB cables and chargers are everyday must-haves. Whether it is to connect your phone to the music system, transferring files to another device or just for charging. When our phones are running low on the battery we never think twice before borrowing chargers from others.

But it could be the biggest pitfall for your device. Because you never know the quality of their …

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Added by SFCable on October 9, 2019 at 4:54am — No Comments

Here are all That you Need to Know about Audio Cables

There are so many types of audio cables available in the market. And it's a very likely scenario that you bought the wrong audio cable for your music system. Don't worry, you are not alone in this. It is a mistake that everyone makes. Thus, this guide will explain the required basics along with the types and use cases.

1. Jack connector

In any musical equipment, it is one of the most common connection…

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Added by SFCable on October 4, 2019 at 7:21am — No Comments

How to Choose the Correct Extension Cord Sizes

When we hear the name extension cords, the very first thing that comes to our mind is that they could provide an extension of any home’s or workshop’s electrical circuits. This comes in handy when a lamp, appliance or tool has a short cord to reach the required location. We often get to know about how important it is to maintain the security of these cords. However, out of all the factors, choosing the right length and size of the power cord is equally important to manage the…

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Added by SFCable on October 1, 2019 at 2:11am — No Comments

DisplayPort AND HDMI: No Longer a Debate | You Need Them Both

The battle between HDMI and DisplayPort is not new. But if you really understand them both, you will know that each serves its own purpose. In this blog, we will talk about how to get the best display results with the use of these two cables.

A wide range of devices come with HDMI port, from TVs to laptops and projectors. DisplayPort, on the other hand, has a much more niche usage (or acceptance or requirement). It is great for a gaming setup and…

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Added by SFCable on September 26, 2019 at 3:07am — No Comments

Cat5e Cables: The Unsung Hero of a Connected Smart Home

Cat5e cable is an upgrade to the cat5 cable. The ‘e’ stands for ‘enhanced’. A cat 5 cable can transfer data at the maximum speed of 100Mbps whereas the cat5e cable can go up to 1000Mbps. However, when we say fast, it is not always obvious that it is reliable. The cat5e cable is the more reliable one out of the…

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Added by SFCable on September 24, 2019 at 4:59am — No Comments

Fiber Optic Cable: Key to A Reliable Smart Home Routine

The Ethernet cable has been around for over 35 years. It is difficult to remember a time when you could use either your house phone or the internet via a dial-up connection. This changed when you could use both at the same time but still with an Ethernet cable. The cable got better in terms of speed and reliability. Then we…
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Added by SFCable on September 20, 2019 at 2:27am — No Comments

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

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