reversible plug

reversible plug

A plug that can be inserted into its socket in either orientation. Reversible plugs have a "symmetric pinout," which means the contacts are duplicated on both sides.


The Two Majors
Apple's Lightning and USB Type C are the latest reversible connectors for mobile devices. Type C was designed to obsolete Micro USB and Mini USB. See Lightning connector and USB Type C.







Reversible Type A USB Cable
Introduced in 2015, TYLT's FLYP-DUO has an ultra-thin middle layer with contacts on both sides to make a normally not-reversible Type A plug reversible.
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In a recent interview with NPR, Bhatt explained why he and his team could not come up with a reversible plug design when USB-A was created in the mid 90s.
USB-C, the oval-shaped reversible plug on newer smartphones, is a different animal altogether.
The SMT connector features a symmetrical mating design that allows for reversible plug insertion.
For example, the Micro USB cable can be upgraded to USB Type-C (reversible plug capability).
(http://pocketnow.com/2016/02/05/usb-type-c-vs-apples-lightning-connector-smartphone-cable-showdown) PocketNow pointed out early last year that Apple seems to be not getting the credit it deserves for being the first tech company to transition to a smaller connector design with a reversible plug in the industry.
Carefully developed with a reversible plug orientation, the USB TypeA[degrees]C device enables users to transfer files between variA[degrees] ous notebooks such as the Apple MacBook 12" model and select PCs, smartphones and tablets, which come with a USB TypeA[degrees]C port, and PCs or lapA[degrees] tops with a conventional USB TypeA[degrees]A port.
The Nexus 6P has an AMOLED QHD display, Type-C reversible plug, quick charge, larger 8MP FFC, and the pure vanilla Android with the fastest updates possible.
The biggest advantage of USB Type-C is its reversible plug, which makes it more intuitive to use by minimizing the need to check connector alignment.
In other words, you're going to end up replacing your microUSB cords with the USB-C variety in the not too distant future, so you might as well start now - and get the bonus of a reversible plug and quick charging times in the process.
MagCable provides reversible plug. It does not matter whether the cable plug is flipped or not; MagCable could be connected to a device properly.
Back in February, (https://www.wsj.com/articles/apples-next-iphone-will-have-a-curved-screen-1488260583) Wall Street Journal reported that Apple will likely ditch the Lightning connector for the 24-pin, fully reversible plug USB connector.
Along with the magnetic capabilities, the one-meter-long cable also comes with a reversible plug which can be connected from either side, a dustproof & waterproof design, a smart light indicator, an instant charging mode which can be turned on to switch off data sync, resulting in faster charging and high speed data tranfer capabilities.

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