Position of the connector mating face relative to the PCB. Vertical (straight) is 90° to the PCB, horizontal (right angle) is 180° to the PCB. Upright/flag types have the connector mounted on its side.
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.
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.
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