Borrowing cables from Laban Library

This article looks at the various cables that are available from Laban Library.

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Overview

The Faculty of Dance library has lots of different cables and adapters (including ones not mentioned on this page).

To borrow any cables, you must have a valid Laban Library account, and ask for any cable(s) that you need from the library’s issue desk. Cables are not reservable in advance, but we normally have plenty available.

All cables are due to be returned to the library (or security in the event of the library being closed) the day after they are borrowed.

Cable #01 (Apple Mac Adapters)

Cable #01A [Mini-DisplayPort -> VGA]

Cable01- Apple Mac [MiniDisplayPort to VGA]
Cable01- Apple Mac [MiniDisplayPort to VGA]

Suggested use

To be used with a VGA Cable to connect a Mac laptop with a Thunderbolt or MiniDisplayPort (most Apple Mac Laptops produced between 2010 and 2016) to a TV screen or Projector.

Notes

  1. Ensure you have connected the VGA Cable to the adapter BEFORE connecting to the MiniDisplay or Thunderbolt Port of the laptop.
  2. For newer Mac laptop models without Thunderbolt ports, see Cable #01B.

Cable #01B [USB-C -> VGA]

Cable #01b - USB-C to VGA
Cable #01b – USB-C to VGA

Suggested use

To be used with a VGA Cable to connect a newer Mac laptop with a USB-C port (most Apple Mac Laptops produced between 2016 to present) to a TV screen or Projector.

Notes

  1. Ensure you have connected the VGA Cable to the adapter BEFORE connecting to the USB-C port of the laptop.
  2. For older Mac laptop models without Thunderbolt ports, see Cable #01A.

Cable #03 (SD Card adapter)

Suggested use

Cable #03 (SD Card adapter)
Cable #03 (SD Card adapter)

Use this adapter to enable a computer that doesn’t have an SD Card reader to be able to access files from SD Cards.

Notes

  1. Ensure you connect the larger end of the USB cable to your computer and the smaller end to the adapter.

Cables #05-07 (Composite)

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Cable #05 – Composite [1 -> 1]

Suggested use

Use this cable to transport a single video feed from one output to a video in input on a display or projector.

This can still be useful to transmit video signal over longer distances than HDMI cables. For example, you could use this cable (together with the camera’s breakout cable) to transmit a live feed from a video camera over a 20M+ length to a projector.

Notes

  1. Several composite cables can be used together using a coupling adapter to make longer runs of cable without enormous deterioration of the signal.

Cable #06 – Composite [2 -> 2]

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Suggested use

Use this cable to transport a dual channel (Stereo) audio feed from one output to a dual channel input on an amplifier.

Notes

  1. This cable is commonly known as a phone to phono cable.
  2. Several composite cables can be used together using a coupling adapter to make longer runs of cable without enormous deterioration of the signal.

Cable #07 – Composite [3 -> 3]

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Suggested use

Use this cable to transport a video feed together with a dual channel (Stereo) audio feed from one output to a video in output, such as a projector, and a dual channel input, such as that on an amplifier.

Notes

  1. Several composite cables can be used together using a coupling adapter to make longer runs of cable without enormous deterioration of the signal.

Cables #08-09 (Audio)

Cable #08 – 3.5mm -> Phono

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Suggested use

Use this cable to transport an audio feed from a laptop to a dual channel input on a audio receiver or amplifier.

Notes

  1. This can be coupled with a Phono cable (see Cable #07) using a coupling adapter to make longer runs of cable without enormous deterioration of the signal.

Cable #09 – 3.5mm -> 3.5mm

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Suggested use

Use this cable to transport an audio feed from a laptop to a single input such as those on a portable speaker.

Notes

  1. This cable can also be used to connect a laptop’s headphone port to a TV’s audio in.
Updated on 19th March 2019

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