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Technical Tip Tuesday

August 26, 2014 — by WEBOOST

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Today for our tech tip we’re going to talk about determining the differences between male and female electronic cable connectors. Sounds super fun and interesting doesn’t it? Oh yes, that’s because it is!–keep reading.

In the plumbing world, you identify male or female components by the threads. A male connector has threads on the outside, and a female connector has threads on the inside. Obviously this is so the male connector can thread into the female connector when installed.

Unlike plumbing, in electronics, determining male and female has nothing to do with the thread. Instead, it has everything to do with the pin inside of the connector. Meaning, if the connector has a pin inside it is male. If it doesn’t (meaning if it receives the pin), then it is female.

Done–It’s that easy!

Like always, if you are having trouble determining what type of connector you need, please call our tech support at 866-294-1660 or email us at tech@wilsonelectronics.com..

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