The bus FireWire, or refered to as 1394 in several countries, offers a multitude of connections and power supplies possibilities. This series of articles paper gives you an overview of these possibilities in the context of FireWire cameras, which do not come with a power supply.
There are two types of sockets for FireWire interfaces: 4-pin and 6-pin.
1) 4-pin sockets connect the data signals only but do not connect the power supply of the bus:
2) 6-pin sockets connect the data signals as well as the power supply of the bus:
Post published by TIS Marketing on October 27, 2008.
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