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USB Plug Connector

GCT offer a selection of USB plug connector products - PCB mounted.

  • Full size USB in 2.0 & 3.0 speed options are normally used for dongle applications. Both types of connector are mid mount, a hole is cut in the printed circuit board to allow the USB plug to hang over the edge of the PCB, this allow a lower profile.
    • Plugs are surface mount with thru hole stakes which offer pre solder PCB retention and post solder PCB strength.
    • Plastic locating pegs aid perfect alignment. Plugs without locating pegs are available, speak to the GCT sales team.
  • Micro USB plug connector is available in vertical configuration, often used in docking applications. The vertical micro plug is thru hole with locating peg and six thru hole shell stakes for strength, there are two lead length choices depending on your PCB thickness.

GCT's USB plug connector range offers downloadable drawings, specifications and 3D models. All parts are RoHS and Reach compliant.


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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mount 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

USB receptacles and plugs - 3 connectors

Express Samples Available
USB1061 -  Full size USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB1061

Product Status: Active
Connector styleFull size
USB version2.0
Number of contacts4
PCB mount typeSurface mount
Entry typeSide
Offset height1.43mm
Mount positionMid top mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeThrough hole
Shell stake lengths1.45mm (for 1.20mm PCB)
Locating PegWith locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3150 -  Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3150

Product Status: Active
Connector styleMicro
USB version2.0
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
Entry typeTop
Mount positionTop mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeThrough hole
Shell stake lengths0.75mm (for 0.40mm PCB), 1.30mm (for 0.80mm PCB)
Locating PegWith locating peg
USB4150 -  Type C USB 3.1 Connector

Series: USB4150

Product Status: Concept
Connector styleType C
USB version3.1
Number of contacts24
PCB mount typeSurface mount
Entry typeTop
Mount positionTop mount
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeThrough hole
Locating PegWithout locating peg

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