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What is a d-sub?

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  1. OzzmanFloyd120

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    I'm assuming it's the oldschool VGA connector, can anybody help clarify for me?:wtf:
     
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    You are pretty much correct. ;)
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DE-9_connector#DE-9_connector

    D-Sub encompasses a series of sub miniature connectors. They aren't just limited to computer usage. You can buy both male and female D-Sub plugs and housings at your local RadioShack and build a connector for whatever purpose you want.

    I've used them to connect complex electrical relay systems to switch/led control consoles, communication systems, alarm circuits, power solutions for multiple external computer peripherals, etc.
     
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    Yup. A VGA connector is also known as a D-Sub connector. It's typically a three-row 15 pin DE-15 connector.
     
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    Thanks guys, I was about to buy a monitor, but then I realized the specs said it didn't have DVI and only had one d-sub and I was like "wtf is a dsub?:wtf:"
    Your insight has enlightened me!:respect:
     

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