What does patch cable do?
A patch cable, patch cord or patch lead is an electrical or optical cable used to connect (“patch in”) one electronic or optical device to another for signal routing. Devices of different types (e.g., a switch connected to a computer, or a switch to a router) are connected with patch cords.
Why is it called a patch cable?
Typically, the term patch has been derived from “patch-in,” which means this cable patches a signal from one switch, hub, another hub or the router. It is a type of cable that has two ends which are used to connect an end device to something such as the power source.
Is a patch cable a TRS cable?
TRS (tip ring sleeve) or Stereo patch cables, are commonly used to connect an external switch, expression pedal and Midi Pedals to other devices in your pedal chain.