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GCT – Reverse-mount Micro USB2.0 connectors for top-mount PCB applications (USB3100)Aug 2 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
Latest from Global Connector Technology (GCT) is a Micro USB2.0 connector for top-mount PCB applications.
The reverse B type allows horizontal Micro USB connectors to be mounted on the top side of PCB, whereas standard Micro USB connectors are mounted on the underside of the PCB.
The top-mount connectors accept µUSB cable plugs in correct orientation with USB symbol facing upwards, to take advantage of this design option users must allow PCB cut outs to cater for space taken by cable mounted plug locking points which are mounted on the bottom of cable plugs.
Two options are offered, the USB3100 in pure SMT and USB3135 with through-hole shell stakes for extra strength.
The PCB top-mount micro USB connectors are available in stock for rapid same day sampling. To speed design, 2D drawings, specifications and 3D models are available for download, says the company.