The gender of connectors is selected according to rigid rules, to enforce a sense of one-way directionality (e.g. a flow of power from one device to another). This gender distinction is implemented to enhance safety or ensure proper functionality by preventing unsafe or non-functional configurations from being set up.
“Did you know” the easiest way to identify the gender of any RF connector is to look at the contact (center-pin). If it is a probe (right end of pic) it is a male (plug). If it is a slotted socket it is a female (jack).
This is the easiest way to identify the< MCX, MMCX, SMC, SSMC, SMB, SSMB, CMS and SCMS series of connectors. SMA Male Straight Connector – Click below for specs and drawings.
SMA Female Straight Connector – Click below for specs and drawings.
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