VGA cable inline plug

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by samjesse, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. samjesse

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    Sep 14, 2008
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    Hi

    I bought a vga cable for my computer monitor and at both ends where was that bubbly 'cylinder shape' like in-line filter/plug or whatever you call it.

    what is it and why is it there? can I remove it?

    thx
     
  2. c_omalley2002

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  3. marshallf3

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    Exactly, and most of the time they're on there to satisfy FCC rules thus not always necessary in most situations. I will warn you that they usually aren't easy to remove without damaging the cable due to the fact most were hot molded on.

    If it isn't causing you any problems just leave it be, if it's causing you some physical problems in a mounting situation you can find cables without them.
     
  4. samjesse

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    I bought a ceiling bracket which does not have enough diameter to let this cable with its end connector pass through. is there a VGA cable with a narrow connector in the middle for disconnect/re-connect?
     
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