Rugged USB Type-C connector combines field-proven reliability with high data transfer speeds

12-08-2019 | Bulgin | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Bulgin has launched a new C-Type USB 3.0 connector, that combines field-proven reliability with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s. The new 4000 Series C-Type connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, and is backwards-compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

The USB Type-C connector is reversible and can be connected each way up, making it extra convenient and easy to use.

Type-C is far more compact than the existing Type-A version, and around the size of current micro-USB connectors – making it excellent for space-constrained applications. It can also give more power, up to 100W, so can maintain a more extensive variety of devices, and achieve faster charging.

Tested to IP69K and IP68, the 4000 Series C-Type connector offers protection against dirt and water ingress. It also provides an extended operating temperature range from –40C to +80C, making it ideal for outdoor installations and harsh environments, including underground.

Christian Taylor, engineering team leader at Bulgin, said: “USB has become near-ubiquitous, and the newer USB Type-C is becoming the version of choice for many applications – combining super-fast speeds with convenience and compactness. The new 4000 Series C-Type connector means that our customers can now take advantage of the latest technology, with the proven Bulgin ruggedness they have to come to rely on.”

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