Connector types / Terminology

VGA cables are the cables used to project an image from your laptop or document camera. There should be two in your room connected to the document camera.

USB C is the new connector used by Apple devices. In order to connect to many other devices(including your Elmo), you will need an adapter like the one above. These adapters feature a VGA connector for your Elmo, as well as traditional USB A ports so you can connect devices like a mouse or keyboard.

Mini DisplayPort is a port type that can be found on some Apple computers used by the district. If you have a laptop with this port, you will need an adapter like the one above to connect your laptop to the projector.


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  • selfhelp/classroomtech/connectortypes.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/09/22 14:23
  • by ronove