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
GCT are excited to offer a new range of USB3 Micro connectors in right angle PCB mount with A/B and B mating configurations, this complements GCT’s existing full size USB3.0 offering.
USB3 significantly increases date transmission speeds vs. USB2, allowing transmission of up to 4.8 Gbps, x10 faster than USB2, this step up allows seamless uncompressed transmission of high speed data, such as moving HD images.
USB3.0 allows for more power when required, Micro connectors have 10 contacts which allow an all signal option at 1.0A per pin, or a power/signal option with two pins rated at 1.8A and the remainder running at 0.5A, operating temperature is -30° to 85°C.
PCB sockets are backward compatible with Micro USB2, USB2 micro cables plug into USB3.0 micro receptacles using the ‘left hand’ cavity, note data transfer at lower USB2.0 rate.
GCT offers SMT micro versions in bottom mount (standard) with pure SMT or with thru hole stakes for strength. 30µ” gold plate is standard, allowing 10k mating cycles. A/B types have a reverse Superspeed diff. pair pin assignment which allows On-The-Go option.
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.