...Sorry for appearing to be a newbie!...
Absolutely nothing wrong with being a newbie - roll-up and c'mon in is what I say!
... and I'm still a newbie in many aspects - even though I've been involved in sound-stuff for 40 years! There's always something more to learn and that's the great thing about this place - most people are very happy to help if they can.
Much better to ask than guess... some guesses might be very detrimental to your gear - or you!
The older I get, the better I used to be