New USB Type A offers over 20,000 mating cycles

19-06-2020 | GCT | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

The GCT USB1086 Ultra-High mating cycle USB 3.0 Type A connector is remarkably durable with an industry-leading 20,000 plus mating cycles, perfect for high traffic applications.


The company has seen a growing demand for USB Type A connectors with extremely high mating cycles, principally for equipment and hardware in public environments and transportation applications for charging applications. Increased use is likely due to exposure to high levels of footfall.


“This is another market first for GCT as we continue to push the performance capabilities of our connector range,” says Vaibhav Joshi, GCT sales manager India. “The USB1086 is a prime example, which has over four times more mating cycles than industry-standard USB Type A 3.0 products.”






The device surpasses the standard mating cycles of newer USB types too, including USB Type C which is regularly tested to 10,000 cycles. USB Type A continues to be a popular choice over other variants for higher mating cycle applications as it is also a cost-effective option.

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