Vertical micro USB connectors is only 5.20mm above PCB

November 25, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The USB3160 launched by Global Connector Technology is a low profile SMT Micro USB vertical receptacle with one of the lowest profiles available in the market at 5.20mm height above PCB. This combined with enhanced high current rating for charging at 2.8A, a full 1A over standard products, makes it suitable for fast charging application requirements.

The USB3160 is also more reliable than its rivals due to the positioning of the shell stakes. GCT engineers have identified that competing products have them very close to SMT pads and pose a greater risk of short circuiting - the USB3160 avoids this problem with its cleverly designed shell stakes allowing for more space. Several variants of the new vertical Micro USB connector are available from launch, including three different shell stake lengths at 0.70 1.20 and 1.70mm offering customers even greater flexibility for product designs.

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