Following in the footsteps of the videos published in our new YouTube channelwe bring you a video to learn how to make your own VGA to VGA cable to connect an extra monitor or projector. It may seem a simple task at first, as it is most common to buy it ready-made, but if we want to bridge larger distances, the task gets a bit more complicated.
Materials and tools
2 detachable male VGA connectors. (Buy it on Amazon)
5-wire shielded cable (earthed).
Soldering iron and tin. (Buy it on Amazon)
Wire stripper, cutter or wire cutters. (Buy it on Amazon)
With all the materials and tools ready, we will put the schematic in front of us (you can see it in the video) to start soldering the wires to their corresponding pins. It is recommended that first of all we solder the wires to the pins. all dough pins The connector itself so that we can get rid of the most cumbersome part and then be clear about which pins are the colours and synchronisation and thus make the task of soldering the wires easier.
Always looking at the scheme from the right angle To avoid making a mess, we will first solder the coloured wires, which, looking at the diagram, are at the top. Then we will solder the vertical and horizontal synchronisation wires and finally the ground to the connector chassis. We will repeat the process with the other end of the cable and we will assemble the connector to leave our cable ready.
It is likely that, like me, you will notice that the image is a bit cloudy, don't worry, is totally normal if we are using a long VGA cable as there will be losses and it will not give the same quality as a short cable. In the case of projectors this will not be as noticeable due to the inch size of the image, but the quality we will enjoy will be more than sufficient for any kind of normal use.
If you prefer to spend the money for more security, you can always look on eBay to see if you can find a cable that meets your needs.
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