allpinouts.pngAbout AllPinouts: "AllPinouts is a Web-based free content project to list all know pinouts. Pinout or pin-out is a term used in electronics to describe how an electrical cable is wired, or the function of each wire (pin) in a connector. An electrical connector typically consists of several electrical contacts or pins that can be used to carry electrical power or signals. Due to the wide variety of applications and manufacturers, a wide selection of electrical connectors exists with different types and numbers of contacts or pins. The pinout of a connector identifies each individual pin, which is critical when creating cable assemblies and adapters. Proper identification of pins and wires ensures that the signals and power are transmitted across cables and connectors. AllPinouts is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world. Visitors do not need specialized qualifications to contribute, since their primary role is to write articles that cover existing knowledge. With rare exceptions, articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the edit this page link. Anyone is welcome to add information, cross-references or citations, as long as they do so within AllPinouts's editing policies and to an appropriate standard. For example, if you add information to an article, be sure to include your references, as unreferenced facts are subject to removal. There is no need to worry about accidentally damaging AllPinouts when adding or improving information, as other editors are always around to advise or correct obvious errors, and AllPinouts's software, known as MediaWiki, is carefully designed to allow easy reversal of editorial mistakes. Because AllPinouts is an ongoing work to which, in principle, anybody can contribute, it differs from a paper-based reference source in important ways. In particular, older articles tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while newer articles more frequently contain significant misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism. Users need to be aware of this to obtain valid information and avoid misinformation that has been recently added and not yet removed. However, unlike a paper reference source, AllPinouts is continually updated, with the creation or updating of articles on topical events within seconds, minutes or hours, rather than months or years for printed manuals."