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Electrical connector

An electrical connector is a device for joining electrical circuits together. In computing it can also be known as a physical interface.

See also plug, jack (connector).

Usually made up of a plug (male) and a socket (female), although hermaphroditic connectors exist, such as the original IBM Token Ring LAN connector.

IBM 4-conductor hermaphrodite connector for token-ring attachment

Detail of mating surfaces of hermaphrodite connector