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Debunking cable myths

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Cables are a specialized market, and it is difficult for novice or unfamiliar users to separate facts from fiction. There are many misinformation between city legends on the Internet and all other choices, but people may think it is true. In order to eliminate these misunderstandings and ensure that people can make a valid purchase, this article introduces some misunderstandings that people usually think are correct.

 

 

1. Only expensive HDMI cable is 4K – False

 

Once upon a time, this explanation was correct. As technology is upgraded, HDMI has changed over the years. The HDMI thorlabs fiber patch cables that supports 4k video became the standard configuration as early as the end of 2013. Any HDMI optical jumper cord on the market today should be able to handle 4k of video. If you need cables with stronger sheath, there are some better options than basic cables. Yet a basic HDMI cable has same effect as an elite fiber optic patch cord cable in obtaining 4k signals.

 

 

2. Different colors Ethernet cables work differently - False

 

Ethernet patch cables can have any color. Most manufacturers use simple dark colors such as black or blue, but some devices such as modems may use yellow fiber patch cords. Although some Ethernet cables are different, they are not related to color. Different colors can be color coded, which is a simple way to keep the cable in order.

 

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3. Gold-plated cables are always better - False

 

The idea was also correct before. When the computer duplex patch cord is still in its infancy, the new technology requires a highly conductive material to work properly, which is gold. But over the years, technology has improved, and modern multimode patch cords can be matched using more common materials (such as copper) and even improve the quality of outdated gold plating.

 

 

4. Fiber cables break easily - False

 

Multimode fiber patch cables send signals by using glass-reflective lasers across the cable. The internal glass is relatively strong, and the fiber cable keeps the bending radius similar to the copper cable while maintaining normal operation. In fact, armored fiber patch cables are even harder than cables with metal cores, making them very suitable for extreme conditions, such as high temperature, low temperature and underwater.

 

 

5. Distributors and switches are the same - False

 

A distributor accepts an output and connects it to multiple inputs, such as connecting a coaxial line to multiple televisions. Switches do the opposite by connecting multiple outputs to one input, such as connecting DVD players and video game consoles to a TV, both of which are unidirectional.

 

 

6. Better Ethernet cables make the network faster - True/False

 

This makes sense, but it depends on different circumstances. Different Ethernet categories support different network speeds. Getting better simplex patch cords can make Internet run faster if you have to pay Internet service provider (ISP) for high-speed Internet and have a good modem. However, upgrading to a better cable will not bring any improvement if the cable you are currently using supports modems and the ISP supports the highest network speed.

 

 

7. Thicker speaker wires are better - True/False

 

Coarse cables can carry stronger signals, but not very flexible. Cable thickness is measured in AWG. The distance of the cable determines what the recommended AWG will be. The use of thicker cables does not cause harm, but there are no inherent benefits. Generally, household sound systems can use 16 AWG of thick cables.


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