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I am looking for the correct connector to receive and give me access to each of the 4 signals on an S-Video cable. I have found this:

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg01568/socket-mini-din-4pole/dp/1280741

and also this :

http://uk.farnell.com/schurter/4850-241/socket-mini-din-pcb-4pole/dp/152212

But it is hard for me to know if these parts are 'exactly' correct since they don't seem to mention S-Video and the Wikipedia page for the S-Video socket doesn't explain the technical name for this type of socket other than Mini din : S-Video wikipedia page

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  • \$\begingroup\$ From the Wikipedia article: "The four-pin mini-DIN connector is the most common of several S-Video connector types." \$\endgroup\$ – duskwuff Oct 6 '16 at 2:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is neither a recommendation or shopping question. OP is not asking "I want you to find me a place to buy x". OP is asking about clarification on their understanding of a electronics component or specification. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Oct 6 '16 at 3:45
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The S-Video standard uses the German standardized Mini-Din-4 connector, which the Wikipedia article glosses over and does not name with the accurate technical name of the connector. There are 7 standardized Mini-Din variants, and many non-standard connectors that mate with some Mini-Din standard connectors. Calling it a four pin Mini-Din is like saying a 3 pin audio connector or a barrel connector. It's not explicitly clear, as even the Wikipedia article for Mini-Din shows.

But yes, those connectors are the proper ones for S-Video.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Passerby you reflect the exact answer and explanation I was hoping for - thank you. Please note the differences here @Pipe to your response. \$\endgroup\$ – RenegadeAndy Oct 6 '16 at 15:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ No problem, but try not to engage in arguments here. The mods have cleaned up the comments for a reason. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Oct 6 '16 at 15:36

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