GCT Micro USB plug in ‘Nipper’, Worlds Smallest Phone Charger

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Micro USB vertical plug

Global Connector Technology’s new vertical Micro USB plug is perfect for docking applications. Often Micro USB male plugs are cable mounted and supplied as part of a cable assembly, however USB3150 is vertical PCB mounted, which allows it to be used in docking charging applications. A great example is the new launch of worlds smallest phone charger ‘Nipper‘ – currently on Kickstarter – using this part.

Nipper’ uses AA batteries to give your gadgets an emergency boost

  • Nipper charger was created by two students from Brunel University
  • Measures 1.7cm across and is designed to fit on a keyring
  • In the event of a phone running out of charger, users can buy two AA batteries and insert them into the device, using it to charge their phone
  • Batteries provide just enough power to make a call or access a map online

The Nipper is designed to be attached to a key ring (shown in the first illustration) and only used in an emergency. When this happens, users open it (2) and place two AA batteries between magnets (3) before connecting it to their phone (4). Includes GCT's micro usb plug.

The small cube has a cloth or leather strap and weighs just 10grams – less than a house key or charging cable.  The gadget doesn't need to be charged beforehand, meaning that people don't have to remember to charge a battery, as well as their phone. Includes GCT's micro usb plug.

To see GCT’s extensive  range of Micro usb plug and receptacle connectors, click here.

GCT website has functionality for mobile device users

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With the aim of delivering the best online customer experience in the connector industry, Global Connector Technology (GCT) has recently evolved its website by offering perfect functionality for customers using tablets and handheld mobile devices. The updated site at www.gct.co is extremely user friendly and contains in depth details on the entire GCT product range.

The new design improves user experience for smaller touch screens. Larger button sizes, simple flowing menus and a perfectly functioning filter system allow customers to find the ideal component quickly and easily. In addition, a new Live Chat feature allows instant access to GCT sales teams across the globe.

The new site is intuitive, users screen size is automatically detected and the window switches between full screen, tablet and handheld modes. Core functionality remains constant, giving customer’s access to GCT exceptional range of PCB connector and cable assembly products and services, such as detailed technical information, custom product options and downloadable 3D models.

Visit www.gct.co to see how easy specifying a connector or cable assembly can be.