RJ-11 connectors have 4 conductors and are strictly used for telephone applications.
RJ-12 connectors contain 6 conductors which are mainly used for telephone and modem applications.
RJ-45 connectors are commonly used to connect computers to Ethernet enabling devices such as hubs, routers and switches. These connectors can also be used for token ring, ATM, and CDDI.
DB9 connectors are used as the serial port connector on IBM®, AT, PS/2 and compatible computers for connecting modems and other RS-232 serial devices.
DB15 connectors are used as a joystick connection on IBM®, AT, PS/2 and compatible computers. Used as the video connector on most Macintosh® computers.
HD DB 15
High density DB15 connectors are used as the VGA or SVGA video connector on IBM, AT, PS/2 and compatible computers.
DB25 connectors are used as SCSI connectors on Macintosh computers and some SCSI controller cards.
DB37 cables are highly dependent on which manufacturer the cable is being inserted into. This connector style is often used for RS-449 signaling on CSU/DSU equipment, which then sends data to a router in WAN applications.
DB50 connectors are used as the SCSI connector on some Sun® workstation models.
DB60 cables are often pinned with V.35 cables on the other end in order to transfer WAN signals from a router to a CSU/DSU. These cables are only compatible with certain manufacturers of CSU/DSU equipment.
Half Pitch DB50
Half Pitch DB50 connectors are used as a SCSI II connector on many newer controller cards and Sun workstations.
HP DB 68
Half Pitch DB68 connectors used on SCSI III controller cards, fast SCSI and also on wide SCSI drives.
Centronics36 connectors are used for parallel applications such as printer and IEEE-1284 type B.
HP Centronics 50
Half Pitch Centronics50 connectors are used mostly by notebook computer docking stations.
Very High Density Centronics 68
Very High Density Centronics68 connectors are new 0.8 mm connectors that are used by many servers and RAID array controllers.
V.35 connectors are used for high-speed serial applications such as bridges, CSU/DSU's and other devices for high-speed data transmission
Mini Din 4
Mini-Din4 connectors are used as the keyboard and mouse connection on Macintosh computers; known as ADB (Apple Data Bus) port.
Din5 connectors are used as the keyboard port on IBM PC, XT, AT and compatible computers.
Mini Din 6
Mini-Din6 connectors are used as the keyboard and mouse connection on IBM PS/2 and compatible computers.
Mini Din 8
Macintosh Image Writer and Laser Writer connector. Also used for some serial printers.
HDMI connectors are used in audio/ visual environments where transmitting uncompressed video/audio data is necessary.
S Video connectors are used to provide video to televisions, projectors and monitors.
DVI cables allow users to connect with a Digital Flat Panel (DFP) device while taking advantage of the improved signal quality over analog connections.
DFP cables are used to connect flat panel monitors to the corresponding CPU.
IEEE-1394 4 pin cables are used for high-speed serial applications such as cameras, scanners, storage devices, etc. These devices must have a specific port that is designed for 4 pin IEEE-1394 connectors.
IEEE-1394 6 pin cables are used for high-speed serial applications such as cameras, scanners, storage devices, etc. These devices must have a specific port that is designed for 6 pin IEEE-1394 connectors.
USB Type A
Type A USB connectors are found on host computers and USB hubs.
USB Type B
Type B USB connectors are found on large USB peripherals such as printers and scanners.
Bus and Tag
Bus and Tag connectors are used to connect legacy peripheral equipment to mainframe hosts. Always used in pairs as the "Bus" transfers data and the "Tag" transfers the control information.
Data Connectors are most used in token ring applications, it is designed to accept a "token" before it can transmit data within the LAN. This connector is strictly used in IBM cabling systems.
LC Uniboot connectors are present on fiber cables that run two fibers within the same jacket, decreasing the amount of fiber cables in half.
SMA connectors, often used in legacy military applications, provide low cost coupling for multimode fibers.
SMC connectors are based on the MT ferrule and incorporate design features of the ESCON type connector.
FDDI connectors have a built-in channel guide which is designed to prevent the mis-connection of segments and devices.
ST duplex connectors feature closed keyway designs allowing for a much more secure connection.
MU connectors have a plug-in, self-holding housing mechanism which does not exert a pushing force on a back panel when in a coupled condition.
MTP multifiber connectors provide quick and reliable connection for up to 144 optical fibers in a compact housing.
ST connectors features a closed key design enabling fiber cables to far exceed the performance specifications of tensile strength.
SC connectors can be used in most Fibre Channel environments. These connectors are designed in accordance with ANSI standards.
LC duplex connectors are the most widely used fiber connectors in the industry. These connectors feature push-release systems and will ensure a secure connection.
SC duplex connectors allow the user to connect two SC fiber cables yet only have to run one solid cable. This cable comes with a clip which helps manage the connectors on installation.
ESCON™ connectors are specifically designed for ESCON architecture and have a shockproof plastic housing with a retractable shroud to protect the ceramic ferrules from damage.
MT-RJ connectors feature a small form factor connector with two fibers in one ferrule.
FC connectors are terminated with threaded coupling for durable pull proof connections used in telecommunication networks, CAT networks, active device termination and instrumentation.
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