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Conductor In cable, the individual wire (solid or stranded bundle) used to carry electricity from the contact of one connector to the contact of another connector.
Configuration The number and specific arrangement of the contacts in a given connector.
contact wipe The area the of the contact surfaces that are touching during mating of one connector to another.
Continuity A continuous path for the flow of current in an electrical circuit.
Controller A device that controls the transfer of data to and from a computer to another device. Monitors, keyboards, printers are examples of devices that need a controller. Do not confuse controllers with drivers.
Crosstalk A magnetic or electrostatic coupling which causes the unwanted transfer of energy from one conductor of cable to another (resulting in unwanted noise or interference).
CRT display A computer terminal monitor with a cathode-ray tube.
CSA Abbreviation for Canadian Standards Association. The Canadian counterpart of the Underwriters Laboratories.
Daisy Chain A hardware configuration in which devices are linked in a series. Data is transferred from the first device then to the second and so on.
Daughterboard A smaller PC board that is inserted into a connector which is mounted onto the larger motherboard.