The multi-input technique of Sutter and Tran (1992) yields multiple focal ERGs. The purpose here was to compare the components of this multifocal ERG to the components of the standard, full-field ERG. To record multifocal ERGs, an array of 103 hexagons was displayed on a monitor. Full-field (Ganzfeld) ERGs were elicited by flashes presented upon steady background fields. The latencies of two prominent subcomponents of the full-field ERG were altered by varying the intensity of the incremental flash or the intensity of the background field. By showing that similar manipulations of the multi-input parameters produce similar changes in latency, we were able to relate the components of the multifocal ERG to the components of the full-field ERG. The biphasic responses of the multifocal ERG appear to be generated by the same cells generating the a-wave and positive peaks of the full-field cone ERG.