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Computer Cables

Whether you need to connect two devices to one another, connect a computer or peripheral to a network, or power up and charge your devices, you will need computer cables to accomplish it. Knowing which type of cable serves what purpose is important, although it can be confusing.

A USB Computer Cable Connects Devices to One Another
USB, or universal serial bus, cables are plug-and-play connections between peripherals like a keyboard, external storage drive, digital camera, or printer to a desktop or laptop computer. They provide fast and accurate data transfer by streamlining network connections. Because they draw their working power from the computer to which they are connected, they save energy and help lower electrical cost. They are available in many different lengths, and USB extension cables let you work around a variety of office configurations and furniture layouts.

Connect Apple® Devices With a Lightning® Computer Cable
Lightning computer cables are proprietary connectors used to connect iPhones®, iPads® and iPods® to compatible USB ports on computers, external monitors, battery chargers, peripherals, and power adapters. They allow synchronizing between devices and charging. They are also available in different lengths, including short ones for travel or longer cables that don't clutter desks. Some may be MFi certified, and you can choose between standard USB and USB-C computer cables.

A Monitor Computer Cable Handles Display Functions
Use monitor cables to connect a computer or laptop to a display monitor or television, or connect two monitors to one another. Some older monitors may still use VGA cords, which carry an analog RGB signal between devices. Laptops may also use a mini VGA cable.

Other devices may work with DVI cables, which carry both analog and digital signals. With the proper adapter, they work with older VGA-style monitors, as well.

HDMI cables carry standard, enhanced, and high-definition signals between an audio or video source and the monitor or display device with a single cable.

A Patch or Ethernet® Cable Joins Devices to Networks
Ethernet and patch cables provide universal compatibility for connecting a computer to routers, switch boxes, network-connected storage devices, and other network peripherals, such as shared printers. They carry broadband signals between the routing components. They may be either solid or stranded computer cables. A solid cable is usually more efficient and less vulnerable to electrical interference, while stranded cables are less prone to damage, making them especially well-suited for use while traveling. Some may transfer data at speeds as high as 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps).

Fuel Devices With a Power Computer Cable
Power cables not only connect devices to a grounded power source, like a wall outlet, they join mobile devices and rechargeable batteries to chargers. Some also act as separate power sources, and many are compatible across different brands. Other features of some models include temperature controls to prevent overheating or power surges, LED charge status lights, and auto shut-offs for safety. Most include tangle-free cords and are available in a variety of lengths.

What Is the Difference Between USB-A and USB-C Computer Cables?
USB-C cables represent the next generation of technology. They are about one-third the size of USB-A cables and are flatter. A reversible design also makes them easier to use than older styles, as the ends of the cables are the same, eliminating the need to match a specific end to a device.

Is a Patch Computer Cable Different From an Ethernet Cable?
Basically, the difference between these two networking cables is the length. Patch cables are usually short and are used to "patch" connections over short distances, while Ethernet cables are longer and may even connect devices in different rooms.
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Staples 14' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Blue
Item : 2093677 / Model : 29763
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 14' patch cable, snagless design, blue
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Staples 25' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Gray
Item : 2093685 / Model : 29756
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
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Staples 7' CAT 5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Red
Item : 2094902 / Model : 29752-US
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 7' patch cable, snagless design, red
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StarTech 12' NEMA5-15P To IEC 60320 C13 Standard Computer Power Cord, Black
Item : 2418077 / Model : PXT10112
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  • Power cord is designed to supply reliable power
  • A convenient length of 12' for ease of installation
  • Features 1 x NEMA 5 15P male first end and 1 x IEC 60320 C13 female second end for reliable connection
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Staples 50' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Blue
Item : 2094894 / Model : 29775-US
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 50' patch cable, snagless design, blue
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Staples 25' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Blue
Item : 2094897 / Model : 29769-US
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 25' patch cable, snagless design, blue
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Staples 7' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Blue
Item : 2093909 / Model : 29885
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 7' patch cable, snagless design, blue
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Staples 100' CAT5e Etheret Networking Cable, Gray
Item : 2094895 / Model : 29772-US
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 100' patch cable, snagless design, gray
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Staples 50' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item : 2094893 / Model : 29777-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 50' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Monoprice Select Series DisplayPort 1.2 Cable, 6ft
Item : 2504289 / Model : 113360
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  • DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cables
  • HDTV resolutions up to 4K
  • 3840x2160p
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Vericom TCTXPS0300533 3' 3-Prong C13 Power Cord, Black
Item : 788149 / Model : TCTXPS0300533
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  • NEMA 5-15P male and 3-pin IEC320 C13 female for efficient charging
  • Copper is resistant to adverse environmental factors
  • 3' power cable for easy installation
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Staples CAT5e Inline Coupler
Item : 837558 / Model : 18779
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  • Inline coupler
  • Perfect in conjunction with 10/100 Base-T networks
  • Designed for hub-to-hub, PC-to-PC or Mac-to-Mac® connection
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Monoprice® 2' 16AWG Power Extension Cord Cable, Black
Item : 1254042 / Model : 105297
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  • Black
  • Extensions cord cable
  • 2'
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Monoprice® 6' 18AWG Non Polarised AC Power Cord, Black
Item : 1256165 / Model : 107672
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  • Black
  • 6'
  • Gauge: 18 AWG
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Digiwave EM746100 100 ft. Cat5e Network Cable, Blue
Item : 2426414 / Model : EM746100
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  • Cat5e Network Cable
  • 100 ft.
  • Snagless booted connectors
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Insten® 1.5 m US 2 Prong Power Charger Cable For Laptop, Black
Item : 972553 / Model : POTHUSPCCAB2
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  • Length: 1.5 M / 59 inches
  • Accessory Only, device not included
  • California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Staples 50' CAT5e Ethernet Networking Cable, Gray
Item : 2093678 / Model : 29761
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  • Connects two network devices for high speed Internet access
  • Supports 1 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 50' patch cable, snagless design, gray
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Staples 25' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item : 2094892 / Model : 29778-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 25' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Monoprice 109551 14' CAT-5e Ethernet Network Cable, Black
Item : 1255637 / Model : 109551
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  • CAT-5e to conveniently connect network devices
  • Capable of transmitting data at 1000 Mbps
  • Dual gold-plated RJ-45 male network connectors for a flawless connection
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Staples 3' CAT6 Ethernet Networking Cable, Black
Item : 2094896 / Model : 29770-US
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  • Provides the fastest and most reliable internet connection between two network devices
  • Supports 10 gigabit/s data transfer speeds
  • 3' patch cable, snagless design, black
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Monoprice® 10' 24AWG Cat6a STP Ethernet Network Cable, Blue
Item : 1256770 / Model : 105902
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  • Blue
  • Cat6a
  • With a blazing speed of up to 550 MHz, can connect to LAN/WAN segments and networking gear at maximum speed
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StarTech 1' DB-9 Male Serial To Type A Female USB Adapter Cable With COM Retention, Black
Item : IM1K51770 / Model : ICUSB232PRO
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  • Adapter cable is well suited for connecting monitor, bar code scanners, receipt printers, satellite receiver and serial modem for easy data transfer
  • A convenient length of 1' for ease of installation
  • Has 1 xdB 9 male first end, 1 x type A female USB second end connectors for clear transmission
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StarTech HDMM5M 5m High Speed HDMI® Cable, Ultra HD 4k x 2k HDMI Cable, HDMI to HDMI M/M
Item : 2419145 / Model : HDMM5M
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  • Gold-plated connectors help prevent corrosion, to ensure a high quality HDMI® connection
  • Molded HDMI connectors with strain relief maintain a durable connection, helping to prevent damage to the connectors, for long term, error-free HDMI to HDMI audio-video performance
  • Length: 16.4 ft
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Monoprice 111195 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Black
Item : 1257030 / Model : 111195
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  • USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to improve your network performance
  • 1000 Mbps Ethernet speed and 10/100 Mbps connection when it is compatible backwards
  • Compatible with Windows, Vista, XP, 7, and 8; Android, Mac, and Linux operating systems
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