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2 7 Connectors

3 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Explain how connectors and adapters are used in the broadcast industry. Identify the types of connectors used in the broadcast industry. Objectives

4 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Classifying Connectors Connectors are devices that attach cables to equipment or other cables and can be classified as:Connectors Chassis mount connectors Cable end connectors Adapters

5 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Classifying Connectors (Cont.)

6 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Connector Relationship Male=plugplug Female=jackjack

7 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. BNC Connector Female BNC Male BNC

8 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. DIN Connector Four or more pins or holes

9 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Male F-ConnectorF-Connector

10 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Phone ConnectorPhone Connector and Mini ConnectorMini Connector

11 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Phono Connector Also known as RCA connector

12 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. PL259 Connector Male PL259Female PL259

13 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Y/C Connector Same as S-VHS connectorS-VHS connector

14 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. XLR Connector Also known as a cannon connector

15 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. FireWire Connector Also known as IEEE 1394 connector

16 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. USB Connector

17 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. HDMI Connector

18 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Adapters Used to connect two different types of connectors Use as few adapters in cable run as possible to avoid signal loss

19 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. T-Connector

20 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Y-Connector

21 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Barrel Adapter

22 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Identification Rules Always indicate female end first, then male end Format: sex, type, to, sex, type Examples: FRCA to MXLR FRCA to FRCA to MRCA y-connector FBNC to MPL259 FBNC to FBNC barrel

23 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. When using adapters, what is the best way to avoid signal loss? Use as few adapters as possible. Review Question

24 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Identify the three types of connectors. Chassis mount connectors; cable end connectors; adapters Review Question

25 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Female = Jack Male = ______ Review Question Plug

26 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Why is it important to know all the names and uses of connectors and adapters? Not knowing could mean significant time lost in production if the proper cabling is not available, or poor overall recording quality. Review Question

27 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. What connects to different types of connectors? Adapters Review Question

28 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. What is the most common connector used in television production? The BNC connector Review Question

29 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. What does FBNC to MPL259 mean? What does FRCA to MXLR mean? Attach female BNC connector to male PL259 connector. Attach female RCA, or phono, connector to male XLR connector. Review Question

30 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Which connector is made of copper, carries digital signals, and is available in 4-pin, 6- pin, and 9-pin? FireWire Review Question

31 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Which connector has four tiny round pins, connects video inputs and outputs, and is also referred to as an S-VHS connector? Y/C connector Review Question

32 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Which connector is used for carrying high definition video and audio, and is commonly found in Blu-ray DVD players? HDMI connector Review Question

33 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Which adapter allows two short cables to be connected to make one long cable? Barrel adapter Review Question

34 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. What are the alternate names for the 1/4 and 1/8 connectors? The 1/4 are called phone connectors. The 1/8 are called mini connectors. Review Question

35 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. adapter: A connector that changes the type, or connector end, of an existing connector. barrel adapter: A type of adapter that has the same type of connector and connector end on both sides. BNC connector: A type of connector commonly used in television production. The female and male versions lock together securely with a simple 1/4-turn twist. Glossary

36 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. cable end connector: A connector found on the end of a length of cable. chassis mount connector: A connector that is built into a piece of equipment. connectors: Metal devices that attach cables to equipment or to other cables. DIN connector: A term that refers to any type of connector with four or more holes/pins. Glossary

37 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. F-connector: A type of connector that carries an RF signal and is commonly found on the back of consumer VCRs and televisions. FireWire connector: A type of connector designed to carry digital signals and available with 4-pin (audio and video only) and 6-pin (audio, video, and power) connections. This connector is also known as IEEE Glossary

38 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. HDMI connector: This connector is designed to carry high definition video and audio, as well as power. HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. jack: A connector with one or more holes designed to receive the pins of a male (plug) connector. Also called a female connector. Glossary

39 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. mini connector: A connector that is 1/8 in diameter and single-pronged. It is most commonly found on headsets used with mp3 players and other personal audio devices. Also called a 1/8 connector. phone connector: A connector that is 1/4 in diameter and single-pronged, with a little indentation near the end of the prong. This type of connector is commonly found on the cord used with large stereo headphones. Also called a 1/4 connector. Glossary

40 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. phono connector: A connector commonly found on the back of quality home entertainment system components. The female phono connector is usually a chassis mounted connector. The male phono connector is usually a cable end connector with a single, center prong surrounded by a shorter crown. Also called an RCA connector. Glossary

41 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. PL259 connector: A connector that is similar to the F-connector, but much larger. The male end has a single prong with a large nut to tighten. plug: A connector with one or more pins that are designed to fit into the holes of a jack (female connector). Also called a male connector. S-VHS connector: The consumer term for a Y/C connector. Glossary

42 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. T-connector: A connector that is shaped like the capital letter T and is made entirely of metal. The three ends of a T-connector are used to split one signal into two signals, or to combine two signals into one. USB connectors: A durable digital connector for video, audio, and power. The electrical contacts are enclosed in a metal housing and buffered by a plastic plate. Glossary

43 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. XLR connector: A connector for microphones that usually has 3-pins, but can have 4-pins, 5-pins, and other pin configurations. The male and female ends lock together with a hook. Also called a cannon connector. Y/C connector: A video input and output connector that is characterized by four tiny round pins and a rectangular plastic stabilizing pin. Glossary

44 © Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Y-connector: A connector that has three wires with a connector on the end of each. All the wires are tied together in the middle. The three ends of a Y- connector are used to split one signal into two signals, or to combine two signals into one. Glossary


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