I need to build a VGA cable (assemble connectors to wire).
I need a male-male cable.
Is its wiring straight or cross? (should i connect 1-1,2-2,... or something else)


  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you aware there are coaxial cables in it? pimg.tradeindia.com/00327603/b/0/VGA-Cables.jpg \$\endgroup\$
    – jippie
    Sep 29 '12 at 20:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @jippie: yes; RGB cables are coaxial (but not signals); I just want to be sure that connecting pin 1 from one end of cable to pin 1 of the other end of wire will work. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ariyan
    Sep 29 '12 at 20:59

Yes, all VGA cables are wired 1-to-1, whether they are regular male-male cables or the relatively rarer male-female extension cables. The equipment at either end always has a female connector, and they're all wired the same way.


In fact if you don't need pin 9 (option 5v) you could use an old male to male serial cable. Whic I have recently done, myself.


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