Micro USB connector without lead in

Micro USB connector without lead in

Common wisdom has it that customers always seek a lead in on the face of a Micro USB2.0 PCB receptacle. A lead in provides a easier mating connection with the µUSB cable plug, the flange guides the plug into the correct position and the end user does not have to work quite so hard, I know how fiddly it is plugging in my smart phone charger, so I’m sure that having the flange is useful, right?

Numerous customers approached GCT because they wanted a Micro USB connector without lead in.  Our first thought was a triumph of style over substance in this age of throwaway products.

Dig a little deeper and that not quite the story, a high end hi-fi equipment customer wanted to mount flush with a panel, shown in the image above. Their beautiful product design was more important than user functionality, especially for a connector slot that may only be plugged once in a blue moon, their product must look good even from behind!

Other customers told us they desiged they own moulding for the connector to sit within, in effect the customers moulding becomes the lead in, so no need for the mating lead in on the connector.

After a tooling change on a standard µUSB connector (USB3075) to remove the mating entry lead in, we now offer a Micro USB connector with flush face USB3076, see GCT’s full range of Micro USB connectors.

USB3076 is stocked by Newark, Farnell & Element 14.

Note GCT also have vertical Micro USB connectors without mating face, see the range in our narrow your search

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.