hermaphroditic connector

hermaphroditic connector

[hər‚ma·frə′did·ik kə′nek·tər]
(electricity)
A connector in which both mating parts are exactly alike at their mating surfaces. Also known as sexless connector.
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Some products include 4X/12X Cables (meeting SFF-8470 & 8473 standards), 2mm Cables, PClexpress Connectors, Sockets, VPX (Vita 64), 38999, SFP + with patented, preferred Industry latch, QSFP (4 lanes, supporting 10Gb/s per lane, Ethernet IEEE802.3ba and compliant to IBTA QDR and AFF-8436), Card Edge, Mezzanine & Hermaphroditic Connectors and Flat Flex (FCC).
These hermaphroditic connectors are self-mating and therefore reduce the number of part numbers that must be stocked.