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Vertical USB Connectors

GCT offers an industry leading range of Vertical USB connectors, which are available in multiple USB connector interfaces:

  • Type C receptacle
  • USB3.0 receptacle type A
  • USB2.0 Micro plug and receptacle types in B and AB interface.
  • USB2.0 Standard type

All connectors are vertical (straight up / perpendicular) orientation in relation to the printed circuit board. Connectors are available thru hole or SMT, depending on range.

Product specifications, technical drawings and 3d models are available for instant download.

All vertical USB connectors are fully RoHS & Reach compliant.


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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 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.
  • 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 - 11 connectors

Express Samples Available
USB1040 - Full size USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB1040

Product Status: Active

Connector styleFull size
InterfaceA
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts4
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile13.70mm
Mating face styleWith mating face lead in
Shell stakeKinked shell stake
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3105 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3105

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceA/B
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile5.60mm
Mating face styleWith mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths1.50mm (for 1.00mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3106 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3106

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceA/B
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile5.60mm
Mating face styleWith mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths2.30mm (for 1.60mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3130 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3130

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile5.60mm
Mating face styleWith mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths1.50mm (for 1.00mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3131 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3131

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile5.60mm
Mating face styleWith mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths2.30mm (for 1.60mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3140 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3140

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeSurface mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile6.50mm
Mating face styleWith or without mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths0.70mm, 1.70mm (for 1.00mm PCB), 2.30mm (for 1.60mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3145 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3145

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile6.50mm
Mating face styleWith or without mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths2.30mm (for 1.60mm PCB)
Locating PegWithout locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3150 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3150

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderPlug
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeThrough hole
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile7.13mm
Mating face styleWithout mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths0.75mm (for 0.40mm PCB), 1.30mm (for 0.80mm PCB)
Locating PegWith locating peg
Express Samples Available
Distributor Stock Available
USB3160 - Micro USB 2.0 Connector

Series: USB3160

Product Status: Active

Connector styleMicro
InterfaceB
USB version2.0
GenderReceptacle
Number of contacts5
PCB mount typeSurface mount
OrientationVertical
Entry typeTop
Profile5.30mm without lead in, 6.09mm with lead in
Mating face styleWith or without mating face lead in
Shell stakeOuter shell stake
Shell stake lengths0.60mm, 1.10mm (for 0.80mm PCB), 1.60mm (for 1.00mm PCB)
Locating PegWith locating peg
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
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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