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Tech Basics: Cables & Connectors – Free Udemy Courses

Tech Basics: Cables & Connectors – Free Udemy Courses

This an introduction to help you understand connectors between the many electronic tools, devices, and gizmos we use today.

What you’ll learn

Tech Basics: Cables & Connectors – Free Udemy Courses

  • This class provides you with lessons to give you just the right amount of knowledge to better understand how to connect your home electronics.
  • Fundamentals of the electronic signal: elementary signal flow, shielded cables, plug vs. jack.
  • Differentiation between video streams and video files – critical info if you have or are looking for a new camcorder/camera
  • Review of most common audio connectors: Phone (1/4″, Mini, Sub-Mini, Micro); RCA/Phono, XLR, Optical
  • Most common video connectors: Phono/RCA – both composite & component, S-video, BNC, IEEE 1394 (4-pin, 6-pin, & 800), HDMI
  • Common Monitor connectors: HDMI, DVI, Display Port, Mini-Display Port, VGA
  • Peripheral connections: USB (A, B, Mini, Micro), USB 2.0 vs. 3.0, Thunderbolt
  • Adapters: When and how to adapt connectors when connecting audio, video, monitors, or peripherals. When is the only time to use a Y-adapter,
  • barrels vs. cable adapters.
  • When and why you need to use a Digital>Analog Converter
  • Two recommended freeware computer applications to help transfer between different video file formats.


  • No special knowledge or experience is necessary for this class – just a desire to learn!


If you’re like most folks – you have electronic devices that need to be connected and you’re not sure where to plug all those connectors into which port… can I adapt that DVI plug to go into my HDMI port?  Does that Audio Out cable go into the Phono, Auxillary, or Tuner port?  Which cable should I use to transfer video from my new camcorder into my computer?  And which headphone connection is right for my new Smart Phone?

With this class from Your Technology Tutor, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals and practical knowledge of the most common cables & connectors.  From audio and video connectors to adapters – learn the most essential info by joining Chet Davis in these video lessons.

Who this course is for:

  • This class is ideal for us ‘regular’ people who have tech tools & toys and want to understand how to connect and properly use them. NOTE: This is a beginners level course to provide just enough information to allow you to successfully connect your electronics.

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