Type-C edge mount PCB plug for improved design flexibility

16-08-2021 | GCT | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

GCT’s new edge mount USB Type-C Plug offers design engineers greater options for docking solutions and plug-in external dongle devices.


The USB4155 is mid-mounted to make the best usage of the PCB thickness within the profile of the connector. The slim 2.9mm profile provides features on the external metal case that give excellent EMI/RFI protection and engage with case designs to optimise strength, excluding external forces transmitted to the PCB solder joint.


The plug has two rows of SMT contacts for soldering on one side of the PCB and two PCB shell stakes for shell grounding and retention.


This horizontal device complements the vertical USB4151 plug and other connectors in the GCT range to provide designers with an extensive portfolio of solutions for any USB C application in any orientation.






The unique nature of the right-angle plug needs careful consideration when creating for production. Ideas and solutions for jig designs are given in the drawing. The company provides 3D models and PCB footprints free to download, making digital evaluation and simulation only a few clicks away from successful integration into your creation.

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