Free Electronics Tutorial - Tech Basics: Cables and Connectors
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Free Electronics Tutorial - Tech Basics: Cables and Connectors

Free Electronics Tutorial - Tech Basics: Cables and Connectors

Tech Basics: Cables and Connectors


An introduction to help you understand connectors betwen the many electronics tools, devices and gizmos we use today.

  • This class provides you with lessons to give you just the right amount of knowledge to better understand how to connect your home electronics.
  • Fundamentals of the electronic signal: elementary signal flow, shielded cables, plug vs. jack.
  • Differentiation between video streams and video files - critical info if you have or are looking for a new camcorder/camera
  • Review of most common audio connectors: Phone (1/4", Mini, Sub-Mini, Micro); RCA/Phono, XLR, Optical
  • Most common video connectors: Phono/RCA - both composite & component, S-video, BNC, IEEE 1394 (4-pin, 6-pin, & 800), HDMI
  • Common Monitor connectors: HDMI, DVI, Display Port, Mini-Display Port, VGA
  • Peripheral connections: USB (A, B, Mini, Micro), USB 2.0 vs. 3.0, Thunderbolt
  • Adapters: When and how to adapt connectors when connecting audio, video, monitors or peripherals. When is the only time to use a Y-adapter, barrels vs. cable adapaters.
  • When and why you need to use a Digital>Analog Converter
  • Two recommended freeware computer applications to help transfer between different video file formats.

If you're like most folks - you have electronic devices that need to be connected and you're not totally sure where to plug all those connectors into which port... can I adapt that DVI plug to go into my HDMI port?  Does that Audio Out cable go into the Phono, Auxillary, or Tuner port?  Which cable should I use to transfer video from my new camcorder into my computer?  And which headphone connection is right for my new Smart Phone?

With this class from Your Technology Tutor, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals and practical knowledge of the most common cables & connectors.  From audio and video connectors, to adapters - learn the most essential info by joining Chet Davis in these video lessons.

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Requirements

  • No special knowledge or experience is necessary for this class - just a desire to learn!

Who this course is for:

  • This class is ideal for us 'regular' people who have tech tools & toys and want to understand how to connect and properly use them. NOTE: this is a beginners level course with the intention of providing just enough information to allow you to successfully connect your electronics.
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