USB C Connectors

GCT's range of USB Type-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 to 240 watts and an ergonomic, reversible design which allows cables to be plugged in either orientation, this little connector is a game changer. The USB Type-C connector design also supports HDMI, 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 Type-C connectors, tested to withstand temperature rise in Power Delivery applications. Watch out for low grade products on the market.

Horizontal USB Type-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.
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.

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.

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.

Waterproof

The Ingress Protection (IP) rating indicates the effectiveness from foreign bodies (i.e. dust) and water moisture. The first digit indicates the protection from foreign bodies and the second the sealing from water moisture, the higher the number the better the protection:

IP6X - Dust Tight - no particle ingress
IPX7 - Waterproof for 30 minutes, up to 1 meter underwater IP67 - Dust Tight - no particle ingress AND Waterproof for 30 minutes, up to 1 meter underwater

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Pin Type

Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB. Through hole (TH), surface mount (SMT) or Hybrid.

The horizontal hybrid types allow better control over co-planarity of SMT contacts and alignment of thru hole pins. From an inspection point of view the hybrid allows customers to inspect the connectors post processing, as viewing the inner rows of contacts on pure SMT parts is difficult. The hybrid type may be processed using paste in hole, which allows a single process.

Shell Stake Type

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.

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.

Mating Cycles

The number of repeated connection/disconnections the connector can withstand whilst still meeting the specifications for contact resistance and mating forces.

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.

Power Rating

The maximum power in watts that the connector will carry continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

Voltage Rating

The maximum voltage in volts the connector will withstand continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

Current Rating

The maximum current in amperes at the rated voltage that the connector will carry continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Waterproof

    The Ingress Protection (IP) rating indicates the effectiveness from foreign bodies (i.e. dust) and water moisture. The first digit indicates the protection from foreign bodies and the second the sealing from water moisture, the higher the number the better the protection:

    IP6X - Dust Tight - no particle ingress
    IPX7 - Waterproof for 30 minutes, up to 1 meter underwater IP67 - Dust Tight - no particle ingress AND Waterproof for 30 minutes, up to 1 meter underwater

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Contact Pin Type

    Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB. Through hole (TH), surface mount (SMT) or Hybrid.

    The horizontal hybrid types allow better control over co-planarity of SMT contacts and alignment of thru hole pins. From an inspection point of view the hybrid allows customers to inspect the connectors post processing, as viewing the inner rows of contacts on pure SMT parts is difficult. The hybrid type may be processed using paste in hole, which allows a single process.

  • Shell Stake Type

    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.

  • 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.

  • Mating Cycles

    The number of repeated connection/disconnections the connector can withstand whilst still meeting the specifications for contact resistance and mating forces.

  • 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.

  • Power Rating

    The maximum power in watts that the connector will carry continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

  • Voltage Rating

    The maximum voltage in volts the connector will withstand continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

  • Current Rating

    The maximum current in amperes at the rated voltage that the connector will carry continuously under defined conditions without exceeding specified performance limits.

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USB4155 -  Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Connector
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USB4155

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.2 Gen 2
GenderPlug
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile2.90mm
Mount positionEdge Mount
Voltage Rating48V DC
Current Rating5A
Power Rating240W
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.90mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length15.50mm
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USB4160 -  Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Connector
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USB4160

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.2 Gen 2
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile7.46mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Voltage Rating48V DC
Current Rating5A
Power Rating240W
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.70mm, 1.70mm, 2.30mm
Locating PegWith
Mating Cycles20000
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USB4200 -  Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Connector
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USB4200

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.2 Gen 2
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationFlag
Entry typeSide
Profile9.83mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Voltage Rating48V DC
Current Rating5A
Power Rating240W
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths1.70mm
Locating PegWith
Mating Cycles20000
Body Length14.30mm
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USB4525 -  Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Connector
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USB4525

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version3.2 Gen 2
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Offset height0.80mm
Mount positionMid Mount
Voltage Rating48V DC
Current Rating5A
Power Rating240W
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length7.90mm
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USB4125 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4125

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.16mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths1.00mm, 1.90mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles20000
Body Length6.80mm
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USB4130 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4130

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile6.50mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths1.20mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length6.50mm
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USB4135 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4135

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.22mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeSurface Mount
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles20000
Body Length6.90mm
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USB4140 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4140

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile6.50mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.70mm, 1.70mm, 2.30mm
Locating PegWith
Mating Cycles20000
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USB4175 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4175

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile11.00mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths1.60mm, 2.30mm
Locating PegWith
Mating Cycles20000
Body Length11.00mm
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USB4180 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4180

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderPlug
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile11.16mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths1.20mm
Locating PegWith
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length11.10mm
Additional InformationLow mating forces, ideal for docking applications.
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USB4515 -  Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4515

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.16mm
Offset height1.60mm
Mount positionMid Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.75mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length6.80mm
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USB4715 - IP67 Type C USB Charging Connector
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USB4715

Connector styleType C
WaterproofIP67
InterfaceC
USB versionCharging
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts6
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile4.00mm
Offset height0.55mm
Mount positionMid Mount
Current Rating3A
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.80mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles10000
Body Length8.20mm
Additional InformationFor IP67 performance, USBTJ-04 gasket ordered separately.
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USB4215 -  Type C USB 2.0 Connector
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USB4215

Connector styleType C
InterfaceC
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle (socket)
Number of contacts16
PCB mount typeSurface Mount
OrientationHorizontal
Entry typeSide
Profile3.16mm
Mount positionTop Mount
Voltage Rating48V DC
Current Rating5A
Power Rating240W
Mating face styleWithout
Shell stakeThrough Hole
Shell stake lengths0.80mm
Locating PegWithout
Mating Cycles20000
Body Length6.50mm

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