Male connector

Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope
Male connector

A male connector or male port is a connector or port with pins instead of holes. These connectors are inserted into a female connector. Good examples of male connectors are power plugs and coaxial cables. In the picture, the power cord connector on the left (with holes) is a female connector. The connector on the right, with pins that connects to the wall outlet, is a male connector.

Examples of male connectors and ports

Below are examples of male connectors and ports you may find on the back of your computer or other devices.


Most ports on the back of the computer are female ports and the male connectors are at the end of a cable.

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