GCT offer connectors for the following USB versions:
- USB2.0 is suitable to 480 Mbps, with 4 contacts in Full Size, 5 or 10 contacts in Mini and 5 contacts in Micro.
- USB3.0 is suitable to 5 Gbps, with 9 contacts in Full Size and 10 contacts in Micro.
USB connector style
Defines connector body style, from largest, Full Size, down thru Mini and Micro.
- USB2.0 is available in Micro, Mini and Full Size.
- USB3.0 is available in Micro and Full Size only.
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.
Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB. Through hole (TH) or surface mount (SMT).
Plastic locating pegs to hold the connector in place during solder process and may provide extra strength post soldering. Also known as plastic post.
This defines whether the USB connector has metal shell stakes, and if so what type. Shell stakes are used to hold the connector in place during reflow solder process and provide extra strength post soldering. They also provide grounding.
Shell Stake Length
Vertical micro connectors only
The 1st dimension shows the length of the metal shell stake, the 2nd shows the recommended PCB thickness.
Mating face lead in
Defines whether the connectors mating face includes a lead-in which helps guide mating connectors into place. For applications where customers prefer the connector not to have a lead-in, we offer ‘without mating face’ for flush fitting.
‘With and without mating face lead in’ defines a drawing with an optional lead in.
USB receptacles are available in mini (USB2.0) and micro options. Both mini and micro connectors are available in B type and A/B type (OTG).
USB mounts type options are through hole and surface mount, with top, mid top and bottom mount options available.
Micro A/B types and B types are designed to comply with Micro UBS Standard (USB2.0). Micro A/B types support USB On-The-Go (OTG) interface.
Product specifications and technical drawings are offered on all parts. 3D PDF's and Iges (3D models) are available at GCT.
All USB connectors are RoHS compliant.