VGA Cable

A VGA cable is an extension cable that can be used to transmit your video signal between your laptop and your desk top and other applications as well. For example, it can be used to connect or extend monitors like on your television set or projectors. VGA stands for Video Graphics Array. A VGA cable will allow you to extend the distance of the signal you want to transmit up to 100 feet. You can use a VGA extender if you want to transmit signals over 100 ft. The VGA cable will provide an excellent picture qaulity with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 up to about 100 ft only. The signal transmission can be done without degrading the images and without a ghosting effect when you use one of these cables. A VGA cable is compatible with a MAC system with a VGA video connector too.

A VGA cable is made by using a pair of twisted signal lines plus a ferrite core on either end of a coaxial. The VGA connector on the ends are shielded with a copper braiding and aluminized Myler foil. The connecter has 15 – pins and is commonly used on most video cards, computer monitors and HDTVs that support VGA. The pins on the connectors are gold plated which enables noise suppression so there is no loss of data during the transmission.

You can buy a VGA cable at lengths of 3 ft up to 100 ft sections. The main job of the cable is to carry the analog video signal to the monitor. DVI cables are now slowly replacing the VGA cable because of recent changes in technology though. If you have an older graphic card however, you can still use the 15 pin VGA cable to connect a video graphics controller to a monitor. If you want to extend the life of your existing applications the VGA cable is a highly cost effective solution, rather than replacing your older configurations with newer digital technology until you can afford to. VGA cables are still used in networking applications and are a lot less expensive than the cables that are used to transmit digital signals. Pricing on VGA cables can vary widely however. There are also various connector ends like male to male, female to male etc. The cables can vary in thickness too.

If you do not have a lot of room you can use a flat VGA cable to extend your VGA monitor up to 50 feet. These VGA cables will support 1920×1200 video resolution up to 25 feet and 1280×1024 video resolutions up to 50 feet. You can also use a male to male VGA cable to extend your monitor up to 10 ft. This type is a very thin VGA cable. It uses three 75 ohm micro coaxial cables and the shield is made of mylar foil, braided shield and drain wire as usual.

In really tight spots use a VGA cable with an angled down or up connector. This will prevent bending the cable in really tight spots and will reduce the stress on the cable. There is also a 45 degree angled VGA cable that is used in tight spots too. It can extend the monitor up to 25 feet with resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200. It is a male 15HD to female 45 degree angled 15HD extension and you can find it in 3, 6, 10, 15 and 25 ft. lengths. A 90 degree angled cable is also available. It is a male 15HD to male 90-degree angled 15HD extension and is available in the above lengths. The VGA cable is the most commonly used cable when people want to extend their monitor, speakers or microphone from a CPU. You can find most of the VGA cables mentioned online or at your local audio/video stores.

This VGA Cable Review is Written/Updated on Aug 11th, 2010 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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