Male Plugs mate with Female receptacles. When mated the body of the plug is enveloped by the female USB socket.
For Full Size types, mated connectors are held in place by sprung tangs on the female shell which latch into two cavities on the male shell.
Micro types have the opposite arrangement with tangs on the male shell and cavity on female shells, this is a key reason why USB Micro receptacles are suitable for ten thousand mating cycles.
PCB Mount Position
Horizontal connectors only
Bottom and top mount defines which side of the PCB the connector is placed. Note – Standard PCB mounting - Micro types mounted on the underside (bottom), mini and full size types on top. GCT also offer non-standard ‘reverse’ mount types. The USB symbol on mating cables is designed to always face upwards, regardless of PCB mount position. Click here
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Mid mount types can be either bottom or top PCB mount and are placed within a cut-out on the PCB, these would normally be used in low profile applications where height above PCB is critical.
USB PCB mount connectors in A and B configurations – full size USB2.0 & USB3.0 standards.
Available in through hole and surface mount. With vertical, horizontal and flag PCB mount options. Horizontal parts are mounted on top of the PCB as standard, GCT offer a variety of innovative USB connectors in mid mount configuration. PCB’s are cut to allow the USB receptacle to drop into the space, perfect for low profile applications. GCT offer both mid top and mid bottom mounting options.
Technical drawings, product specifications and 3d models are available for download.