FireWire Cables to connect digital devices to the FireWire interface. Introducing the 3 types of cables available at this time for each type of need and pins available. These cables are based on the combination of different lengths and connectors. There are two connectors: the 4-pin and 6-pin. The 4-pin connector, also called iLink connector is mainly used in laptops and video cameras. This connector is not carrying food, which is very important that you ensure that the peripheral that connects to the FireWire bus and have its own power supply. The 6-pin connector in addition to data, also transports food, so it is possible that the peripherals that have this connector, requiring no additional power supply (provided you use a cable type 6/6). The transfer speed is 480Mbps these cables, and are compatible with FireWire 400 (Mac environment), also called IEEE 1394a (Windows environment) or iLink (digital video environment).