Male & Female USB A & B Ports: Connecting USB PCB's ports to Neutrik and to console/PC
For someone not familiar with these ports, things can become a bit confusing
Some PCB’s (Brook Universal Fighting Board or IST PS3/PS4 kit) uses the USB "Female B" connector port. The "B" connector is the square-like connector on your USB cable, versus the horizontally flatter "A" connector. "Male" and "Female" aptly refers to the port's "gender". The female connector port accepts the male connector.
Here's how you connect the USB cables together, using the (A) and (B) male or female connectors on each end. We'll start from PS360 to the console.
- Brook UFB or IST (Female B) << 17" USB (Male B)
- 17" USB (Male A) >> Neutrik USB connector ( Female A)
- Neutrik USB connector (Female B) >> 13' USB (Male B)
- 13' USB (Male A) >> Console Port (Female A)
By default, the Neutrik USB connector has its ports reversed. The front is Female A, and back is Female B. However, you can switch the port order by unscrewing the Neutrik connector from the back using a small Phillips screwdriver.
Reinsert the connector into the screw holes, making sure that the Female "A" port is in back, and Female "B" is front.
Hope this helps!