A VGA extension cable is responsible for transmitting video signals from personal or laptop computers to monitors or projectors. You may have also heard them called VGA extension, monitor cable, VGA video cable, and computer cable. With these cables, it is possible for a computer to be separated from its monitor at a greater distance. In fact, if you use a VGA extension cable, you will still be able to see the screen that is 100 feet away from the computer.
If you need to place the monitors more than 100 feet, it is recommended that you use the VGA Cat5 and UTP Video Splitter Extender. The reason for this is that VGA cables are likely to be expensive.
Using a VGA extension cable will also ensure that you can see excellent picture quality at 1600 x 1200 resolution. You can also use this type of video cable with PC, MAC or SUN systems that come with VGA video connectors.
These cables are made with twisted pair and coaxial signal lines plus ferrite cores at one end, making it highly capable of providing optimal video quality and performance. The VGA connectors are covered with copper braiding and aluminized Mylar foil. You will also see that there are gold plated pins on the connectors. These pins are used to suppress noise, while the triple coating function ensures that there will be no data loss.
In addition to being made with multicultural technology, these VGA extension cables are UL tested and certified as well. You can find these cables in lengths between 3 and 100 feet.
A VGA extension cable with male to male and female to female connectors is also available. You will see that they have 15 pins. There are 3 rows and each row has 5 pins. You can find these connectors on cameras, video cards, computer displays, HDTVs, and projectors. The main purpose of these cables is to transmit the analog aspect of video signals.
The rapid development of technology has led to the popularity of DVI cables over these VGA cables. However, there are still a number of older version graphics cards that still have the 15 pins for connecting the video graphics controller to the monitor via a VGA cable. These cables are also much cheaper than those used for transmitting digital signals.