Loyola University Chicago

Digital Media Services

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Adapters and Cables

Cables and Adapters

This section provides a quick overview of the types of cables and adapters we circulate. Note that specific equipment kits may include their own proprietary cables. As there are a variety of adapters for converting one cable-type to another, we strive to offer those that are regularly utilized and associated with the equipment we actively circulate.

Name

Description

Connection

Connection

Apple iOS & Android Cables (Short-Term only)
Lightning to USB cable
Charges and syncs your iPhone, iPad or iPod with your computer. Lighting
(male)
USB
(male)
USB-C to USB cable

Charges and syncs newer iPhone, iPad and Apple MacBook Air laptops or other Android-based devices using the USB-C connector. USB-C
(male)
USB
(male)
USB-A to Micro-B cable Used to charge your Android phone, tablet or other typical personal devices. USB Micro-B
(male)
USB
(male)
USB Power adapter Used to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod from traditional power outlets. USB
(female)
Wall Plug
(male)
Audio Cables
XLR cable Carries audio signal between audio sources and receivers. XLR
(male)
XLR
(female)
XLR to 1/4th-inch cable Connects a device with an XLR input to a source with a 1/4th inch TRS cable output. XLR
(male)
1/4th-Inch TRS
(male)
XLR to USB (Shure X2u) adapter Converts audio signal from XLR output to USB input for computer use. XLR
(female)
USB
(female)
1/8th-inch (TRS) extension cable Extends stereo audio cable. 1/8th Inch-TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(female)
1/8th-inch to 1/4th-inch (TRS) adapter Steps 1/8th inch TRS plug up to fit 1/4th inch sockets. 1/4th-Inch TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(female)
AUX (1/8th-inch TRS) cable Connects audio source with AUX port (female). 1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
USB Cables
A to B cable Connects computer to compatible devices, commonly printers, scanners and other peripherals. USB-A
(male)
USB-B
(male)
A to Mini-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly cameras, GPS devices, midi peripherals. USB-A
(male)
USB Mini-B
(male)
A to Micro-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. USB-A
(male)
USB Micro-B
(male)
USB Extension cable Extends the reach of any USB cable with one USB-A end. USB-A
(male)
USB-A
(female)
Video Cables and Adapters
VGA+ cable Connects a source with a VGA and 1/8th Inch TRS audio outputs to a display or projector with VGA and 1/8th Inch TRS audio inputs. VGA +
1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
VGA +
1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
Apple USB-C to HDMI adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with HDMI input. USB-C
(male)
HDMI
(female)
Apple Lightning to VGA adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with VGA input. Lightning
(male)
VGA
(female)
Apple Lightning to HDMI adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with HDMI input. Lightning
(male)
HDMI
(female)
Startech 4-in-1 USB-C to HDMI/VGA/USB 3.0/Ethernet Adapter
Connects Mac computers (post-2009) to a display or projector with VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0, or Ethernet input. USB-C
(male)
HDMI/VGA/USB 3.0/Ethernet
(female)
Tripp Lite 2-in-1 Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI/VGA adapter Connects Mac computers (post-2009) to a display or projector with HDMI or VGA input. Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt)
(male)
HDMI/VGA
(female)
VGA to HDMI adapter Connects an HDMI output (such as on a DVD/BluRay player or computer) to a VGA input (such as on a projector). VGA
(female)
HDMI
(female)
HDMI cable Connects to standard HDMI devices, such as laptops, DVD/BluRay players, projectors or other computers. HDMI
(male)
HDMI
(male)
HDMI to HDMI-Mini cable Connects devices that utilize HDMI-Mini ports, such as some camcorders and Digital SLR Cameras. HDMI-Mini
(male)
HDMI
(male)
HDMI to HDMI-Micro cable Connects devices that utilize HDMI-Micro ports, such as some camcorders and Digital SLR Cameras. HDMI-Micro
(male)
HDMI
(male)
Thunderbolt Cables
Thunderbolt cable Connects two devices with Thunderbolt ports (a computer and a hard drive). Thunderbolt
(male)
Thunderbolt
(male)

Some older cable and adapters that are no longer utilized with active equipment we circulate that may be available include the following:

  • Proprietary Cables from recently updated equipment