Subject: Re: 3W3 video plug/socket
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From: Peter C. Wallace <email@example.com>
Date: 03/14/2000 11:04:20
On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> > > 2) I have to consider that I will never find a cable so I may have to
> > > build my own. Is the connector on the card a male(plug) or
> > > female(socket)? My first guess is it is a female(socket) but it's a bit
> > > different than a standard sub-D connector.
> > Assuming its like BNC connectors and goes by the sex of the inner contact,
> > then the card connector is male...
> Considering other connectors of xWy type, the card connector is female
> and the plug is male. It's easier to see e.g. at 13W3, used for Suns,
> which has standard pins apart from the coaxial ones. See also
Its kind of a funny business but all D type conectors I have seen are
"sexed" according to the contacts: for example a 25 pin serial connector
with male pins (DTE) is called a male connector even though the shell is
the female part. The 3W13 is even more confused since it has male coax
contacts and female single ended contacts...