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.
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.
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.