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Choosing a FireWire Cable
There are three kinds of FireWire connectors: 4-pin, 6-pin, and 9-pin. Cables may have the same or different types of connector at each end. The types of connectors you will require depend on your application and whether your devices are equipped with FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 technology.
No power is carried between 4-pin connectors, only data. 4-pin connectors are often found on peripherals with built-in power supplies, such as laptop computers. You can recognize a 4-pin connector by its rectangular shape with a small notch or indentation on the bottom edge. 4-pin connectors are considered FireWire 400 connectors and can transfer files at speeds of up to 400Mbps, at a distance of up to 15 feet.
Unlike 4-pin connectors, the 6-pin connector is capable of transferring DC power as well as data between devices. Devices that can provide power, such as desktop computers are often equipped with 6-pin connectors. Contacts are flattened to withstand constant plugging and unplugging of the cable. 6-pin connectors are rectangular in shape with beveled corners on one end. 6-pin connectors are also considered FireWire 400 connectors and can transfer files at speeds of up to 400Mbps, at a distance of up to 15 feet.
As part of the FireWire 800 generation, 9-pin connectors can transfer both information and power across cable lengths of up to 100 meters at speeds of up to 800Mbps. However, when adapted to FireWire 400 connectors, the maximum transfer rate will be 400Mbps. In addition to the power and data-sharing capabilities, 9-pin connectors provide a grounded shield to protect the other wires from potential interference. 9-pin connectors are rectangular with four square corners.
Specifications Manufacturer Calrad Manufacturer Product No. 72-117-10 UPC 601520717104 Maximum data transfer rate 400Mbps
- 1x - FireWire 9 Pin Male to 6 Pin Male Cable, 10 Feet