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

New Micro SIM Connector – Push/Pull Style

GCT developed a new Micro SIM connector in push-pull style.

Micro SIM cards are the same contact arrangement as standard ‘Mini SIM’ cards, however a smaller card size of 15 x 12 mm shows a large saving in SIM card footprint.

Available in 6 or 8 contacts with a 2.45mm profile. SIM7050 is suitable for 5,000 SIM card cycles, contact force holds the Micro SIM card in place.

Contact your local office for samples from stock, or view and download 2D drawings and 3D models.

USB3 Micro Connectors–Super Speed in Tiny Format

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.

Go to: http://www.gct.co/usb-connectors/usb3-connector.aspx  for more info, drawings, 3d models, specs, etc

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.

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.

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.

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.