I think that it should be as shown! Shorting out the solar panel
is not nearly as serious as shorting out the connection to the battery
, which would then have the Male plug!
For many people the Anderson Power Pole connectors are very suitable for this type of service, as they are bipolar (or genderless) and can serve as either supply or load without fear of shorting.
Using plugs and/or sockets designed for 110VAC in 12VDC applications is NEVER a good idea, for the obvious reason.
[quote]In my solar
installation videos I show a male plug coming from my solar panels.
This is INCORRECT as it poses a serious SHOCK/SHORT HAZARD.
In full sun the red and black prongs on the male connector are HOT.
The plug coming from the panels MUST BE FEMALE to avoid this potential hazard.