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hermaphroditic connectors

Hermaphrodite plugs belong to the group of sexless plugs in which both connection components are completely identical.

In the case of a hermaphrodite plug, there is neither a plug nor a socket, but a connection component that is designed to take over the functions of a plug and a socket and where two such plug components can be joined together to form a plug connection.

APC-7 plug, photo: NoCat

APC-7 plug, photo: NoCat

Since in common parlance plugs and sockets are also assigned genders - Male (M) for male and Female (F) for female - hermaphroditic connections are also referred to as sexless. Examples of hermaphrodite connectors are the IBM data connector, the APC connector (APC-7), the 7-mm connector, and the GR874 connector.

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