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Universal Cable FAQ

How to find the right HDMI cable on PrimeCables?
From our website PrimeCables.com, you'll see the first section dedicated to cables. The first option under cables is HDMI cables. There, you'll se...
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 4:04 PM
The different types of cables there is (with conversion table)
Audio 2.5mm & 3.5mm TRS Cables   ● TRS connector (T stands for "tip", R stands for "ring" and S stands for "sleeve&qu...
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Are your Ethernet (Cat 5e, 6, 7) cables solid copper or copper-clad aluminium (CCA)?
If you see "solid" in the title and/or the description of our Ethernet cable, then it is solid copper. Otherwise, they will be copper-clad ones.
Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:52 AM
Difference between CMP, CMR, CM / CMG, CMX cables
CMP cables are plenum cables; these cables are used if networking must be done in air ducts. They can be used for commercial or residential spaces. They wil...
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Meaning of FT1, FT2, FT4, FT5 and FT6 cable certifications
These are different flame test ratings showing how the cable is resistant to flames/fire as shown below:  FT1 Flame Test Test procedure: Cables are s...
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM
Differences between the different Ethernet Cat cables (Cat 5e, 6, 6a, 7)
All the different Ethernet Cat cables operate the same as a Ethernet cable, but to put simply: the bigger the number, the faster and better is the cable....
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:08 AM
What is Keystone?
https://www.primecables.com/c-1088-keystone-jacks A keystone module is a standardized snap-in package for mounting a variety of low-voltage electrical j...
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:13 PM
Shielded vs. Unshielded network cables
Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables are made up of 8 internal wires and are the correct solution for most applications. Shielded cables (STP) are used ...
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:06 AM
What is USB OTG?
OTG is a connection specification that allows USB devices, such as tablets or smartphones, to act as a host allowing other USB devices, such as USB flash dr...
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:37 PM
Are USB, HDMI or CAT devices backward compatible?
Yes,USB devices are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. But be aware the they will only work at the speed of the lowest version component, ...
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:56 PM