The 1390 series cable is an IEEE-1394 6-pin female to 5-pin socket cable,
used to transform a motherboard's FireWire pin headers into a mounted
These cables are an ideal method to add FireWire ports for easy
removal of portable devices, especially in OEM enclosures and integrated
These cables have a black PVC jacket, and are shielded by both
a foil wrap and a braid wrap. This is the highest grade of
shielding available for a FireWire cable, and ensures the highest speeds
with minimal noise and signal loss.
This cable is IEEE-1394A (iLink) compliant, for speeds up to 480 Mbps
No threading is required on the plate, because the mounting FireWire
connector has embedded 4-40 nuts and comes with the necessary hardware.
The panel-mount cable features an enlarged hood on the
female end for mounting into a face plate, and within the hood a 6-pin female FireWire port.
The motherboard connector features 5-pin sockets
for mounting directly onto a PCB board.
Cables designed for high-speed bandwidth, for connecting
to computers, hard drives, and CD drives, typically use
the 6-pin connector. Smaller devices, like portable hard
drives and smaller camcorders and laptops, more commonly
use the 4-pin connector.