LED PCB strips connectors

DropInLEDStripConnector

GCT offers an economical solution for connecting PCB strips in end to end orientation.

Desirable in solid state lighting applications where space is limited, in combination a vertical SMT socket and U-Shaped header allow horizontal PCB mating with plugging from above. The GCT solution allows LED strip PCB’s to be slotted into place and a U- Shaped header to be plugged in later, an additional benefit is easy repair and maintenance.

GCT’s White Lite connector range is available in 2-6 circuits, vertical socket (BG306) mates with either single insulator (BG304) or double insulator (BG305) U Shaped headers.

Insulators are LCP in natural coloured for better aesthetic effect, the light coloured parts reduce light absorption and reduce shadows.

To speed up your design download 2D drawings, specifications and 3D models on our Drop In LED Strip Connector page.

Free evaluation samples of most types are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.

Reverse Mount Micro USB Connectors – Top Mount options!

Micro USB from GCT

GCT offers a Micro USB2 connector for top mount printed circuit board applications.

GCT’s reverse B type allows horizontal Micro USB connectors to be mounted on the top side of PCB, standard Micro USB connectors are mounted on the bottom of the PCB. The top mount connectors accept µUSB cable plugs with USB symbol facing upwards, which is the proper orientation, to take advantage of the top mount design option customers must make PCB cut outs, this caters for space envelope of cable mounted plug ‘tangs’ mounted on the bottom of cable plugs.

GCT offer USB3100 pure SMT & USB3135  through hole stakes for extra strength.

Get 2D drawings, specifications and 3D models from the GCT website Top Mount Micro USB connector

 

Micro USB2 Connectors offers multiple design options.

Micro USB from GCT

GCT offers a new range of µUSB connectors, now defined as the standard interface port for Smartphone in Europe.

Available in B and A/B formats in horizontal top and bottom mount, with vertical thru hole version allowing an alternative design configuration.

Optional metal stakes and plastic pegs offer options to make your design more robust. Parts are rated to 10k cycles ensuring longevity in all applications, including On-The-Go.

Whether you are facing a space-critical design or seek to move to a lower cost source, GCT has the product at the price point you need.

The GCT website offers drawings, specs and 3d models for all parts.

Free evaluation samples of popular circuit sizes are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.

White Lite- LED Connector Solutions

White Lite Connectors

GCT offers a new range of connectors for solid state lighting applications.

White Lite is aimed at Printed circuit board LED strip applications; the connectors offer perfectly aligned centre lines to allow end to end mating of PCB’s. Available in SMT or thru hole with 2-6 contacts in a traditional plug and socket arrangement.  Alternatively as a thru hole single piece solution with an innovative U-shaped connector design.

U-shaped connectors are an economical option and allow connections where access from above the PCB is the only option. U-Shaped connectors can be either soldered direct to the PCB or plugged into vertical PCB sockets (BG306).
LCP insulators are natural coloured to reduce light absorption not only providing better aesthetics but also a resistance to high process temperatures.

All White Lite parts are available in stock for rapid same day sampling. To speed up your design you can also immediately download 2D drawings and 3D models from our website.

View White Lite connectors.
Free evaluation samples of all White Lite parts are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.

White Lite is also stocked by our channel partners Future Electronics, Farnell,  Newark & Element 14.

FFC connector range offers economy and ultra low profiles.

FFC from GCT

Global Connector Technology’s new FFC/FPC connector range consists of 0.5mm and 1.00mm pitch ZIF connectors with a huge variety of options including side and top entry orientation, slide and ‘flip’ actuator styles and various height profiles, including ultra low 1.2mm.

GCT’s FFC connectors offer a low profile, light weight and low cost alternative to bulky two piece discrete wire or IDC connectors in space-critical applications. The one piece zero insertion force design saves time during assembly and is particularly appropriate where moving parts need to be connected (e.g. plotters or printers).

Free evaluation samples of popular circuit sizes are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.

Rapidly growing connector line now available from Future Electronics

Press release: July 2010

Hand shakeLeading connector manufacturer Global Connector Technology and technical specialist distributor Future Electronics have signed a worldwide distribution agreement.
Commenting on the agreement, Rob Hill, president of GCT, Inc said “We are excited to be working with Future, their depth of interconnect technical expertise and customer engagement is second to none, coupled with their global reach we feel this deal brings a substantially more sophisticated and capable supply chain for customers to buy GCT products.”
Rob Arsenault, Director – Product Marketing (Interconnect) for Future said “We are delighted to add GCT to our Supplier Family. We see GCT’s value proposition and their product quality as an excellent addition to the Future Portfolio. For these reason we are excited to offer GCT to our customers as a Global solution to their Interconnect needs”.

About Global Connector Technology

Global Connector Technology is headquartered in Hong Kong and has sales and support locations in Hong Kong, North America and Europe. Part of a privately held group of companies, GCT has manufacturing locations in mainland China and a dedicated engineering team based in Hong Kong. GCT is enjoying rapid growth with its focus on expanding markets including handheld devices, computing, industrial, security, medical and consumer. GCT is an ISO9001 approved organization and its products are fully RoHS and Deca-BDE compliant.

About Future Electronics

Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle, and for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, the company’s mission is always to Delight the Customer. To find your Future local office, visit our distributor section.

Newark has GCT connectors in inventory for immediate delivery.

Hand shakeBOSTON, MA: Leading connector manufacturer Global Connector Technology and multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, have signed a distribution agreement whereby Newark now stocks many popular GCT products at www.newark.com/GCT.
Newark is promoting over two thousand GCT connector lines, including an extensive board-to-board rangeSD/micro SD cardSIM connectors,combo card connectors and mini/micro USB connectors.
Commenting on the agreement, Rob Hill – President, GCT Inc. said “We are excited to be working with Newark. They have an exceptional reputation for service and support in the markets they serve and offer designers and purchasers unparalleled access to our product line”.
Jeff Uden, Vice President, Product Management at Newark said, “We are delighted to add GCT to our connector product range. GCT is rapidly becoming a known connector brand and brings a selection of leading edge, high value products to our range. It’s a great combination and an excellent fit for our customers”.

About Global Connector Technology

Global Connector Technology is headquartered in Hong Kong and has sales and support locations in Hong Kong, North America and Europe. Part of a privately held group of companies, GCT has manufacturing locations in mainland China and a dedicated engineering team based in Hong Kong. GCT is enjoying rapid growth with its focus on expanding markets including handheld devices, computing, industrial, security, medical and consumer. GCT is an ISO9001 approved organization and its products are fully RoHS and Deca-BDE compliant.

About Newark

Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers. With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark through contact centers, a local branch network, field sales force and a world-class website at www.newark.com that offers exclusive tools to manage, track and review purchases, quotes and invoices online. Committed to innovation and reducing its environmental impact, Newark has been making a difference in the electronics industry for 75 years.

New Dual SIM connector saves cost and space.

Dual SIM from GCT

Leading connector manufacturer Global Connector Technology is launching a new combination dual SIM connector.

The dual SIM6050 connector allows plugging of two SIM cards into one connector, saving you PCB space and cutting the cost of PCB placement. SIM6050 enables applications using two GSM accounts in one device. For example, In the vehicle tracking market the connector allows the option of switching between mobile networks when crossing country borders or when a alternative network offers a price or signal quality advantage. In personal handheld applications the connector permits use of ‘work’ and ‘personal’ accounts.

With 8 contacts and a 3.00mm profile height SIM6050 is available in tape-and-reel packaging for volume manufacturing and withstands IR reflow at temperatures up to 260°C.

Free evaluation samples are available and shipped same day from your local sales office.