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USB C Connectors

GCT's range of USB C connectors are designed for next generation high speed data delivery and charging applications. Supporting 10gbps of data transfer, with Power Delivery (USB PD) capability too 100watts and an ergonomic, flappable design which allows cables to be plugged in either orientation this little connector is a game changer. The USB C connector design also supports HMDi, DisplayPort and VGA.

GCT's range of receptacles includes both vertical and horizontal versions. The horizontal versions come in mid mount or top mount options. Mid mount is chosen for very thin platform designs, such as tablets. Both horizontal types include a short or long body version, which allows a choice depending on application.

Horizontal receptacles are available in hybrid of thru hole and SMT, allowing superior co-planarity and facility for inspection after processing.

GCT use superior copper alloy contact material in all USB C connectors, tested to withstand temperature rise in Power Delivery applications. Watch out for low grade products on the market.

Horizontal USB C connectors have two layers of shell, inner and outer. GCT's drawn metal inner shell design provides superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding compared to stamped sheet metal housings. The drawn inner shell is seamless and protects where cut outs for shell stakes are made in the outer shell. The enhanced mechanical strength of the shell structure also makes GCT's USB Type-C connectors suitable for automotive, industrial, and medical & instrumentation markets.

Please find drawings, product specifications, 3d models here. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your USB connector design requirements.


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  • USB Version
    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 (also known as USB3.1 Gen 1 or USB Superspeed) is suitable to 5 Gbps, with 9 contacts in Full Size and 10 contacts in Micro.
    • USB3.1 (also known as USB3.1 Gen 2 or USB Superspeed+) is suitable to 10 Gbps, with 9 contacts in Full Size, 10 contacts in Micro and 24 contacts in type C.
  • 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.
  • Gender
    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.
  • Interface
    Full size types are available in both A & B, A is the ‘in-line’ rectangular type, B the square.

    Micro receptacles are available in B & A/B. B types accept USB B cable plugs and A/B types accept USB A or B cable plugs. A/B is normally used in On The Go (OTG) applications. Click here for more information.
  • Mount Type
    Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB. Through hole (TH) or surface mount (SMT).
  • 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 for more information.

    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.
  • PCB Orientation
    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.
  • Locating Peg
    Plastic locating pegs to hold the connector in place during solder process and may provide extra strength post soldering. Also known as plastic post.
  • Shell Stake
    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.
    • Forked shell stake
    • Inner shell stake
    • Kinked shell stake
    • Outer shell stake7
    • Without shell stake
  • Number of Contacts
    USB2.0 Full Size are 4 contact. USB2.0 Mini* & Micro 5 contact. USB3.0 Full size 9 contacts. USB3.0 micro 10 contacts.

    2x4 and 2x9 options define dual receptacles (stacked connector).

    *GCT offer a special Mini with 10 contacts.
  • 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 and plugs - 7 connectors

Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4050 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4050

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeHybrid
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.42mm
Offset height1.00mm
Mount positionMid mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWith locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4055 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4055

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeHybrid
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.46mm
Mount positionTop mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWith locating peg
Additional InformationBody Length 10.00mm
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4060 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4060

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeHybrid
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.42mm
Offset height1.00mm
Mount positionMid mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWith locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4065 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4065

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeHybrid
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.46mm
Mount positionTop mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWith locating peg
Additional InformationBody Length 8.65mm
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4070 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4070

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile10.50mm
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWith locating peg
Additional Information
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB4085 - Type C USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB4085

Product Status: Active

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts16
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.46mm
Mount positionTop mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths1.00mm
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Additional InformationType C Charging Connector
USB4150 - Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4150

Product Status: Concept

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.1
GenderPlug
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile9.58mm
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Locating PegWithout locating peg

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