Performance meets reliability with ultra-low profile vertical micro USB

29-11-2016 | GCT | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

GCT has added to its range of vertical micro USB connectors by launching the USB3160, a new low profile SMT Micro USB vertical receptacle.

The new connector has one of the lowest profiles available in the market at 5.2mm height above PCB, meeting the ever increasing demand for smaller and compact devices. This combined with enhanced high current rating for charging at 2.8A - a full 1A over standard products - making it perfect for fast charging application requirements.

The company’s engineers have identified that many products have the shell stakes very close to SMT pads and pose a greater risk of short circuiting - their avoids this problem with its cleverly designed shell stakes allowing for more space.

Several variants of the connector are available, including three different shell stake lengths at 0.7mm, 1.2mm and 1.7mm offering customers even greater flexibility for product designs.

“This is testament to GCTs continued commitment in pushing the performance of new and existing technologies within its product lines. The USB3160 continues this tradition by providing our lowest profile, high-power vertical micro USB to the market with clear advantages over the competition,” commented David Luu, GCT marketing manager.

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