Rugged Micro-USB connector for industrial operation

Rugged Micro-USB connector for industrial operation

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By eeNews Europe

This new product development combines the benefits of a rugged and IP68 sealed connector with the recognised technology of Micro-USB. The specification of the Micro-USB supports the current USB OTG (On-The-Go) supplement and provides total mobile interconnectivity by enabling portable devices to communicate directly with each other without the need for a host computer. By incorporating Micro-USB technology into the Terrapin connector Amphenol can offer advantages of increased durability and reliability for USB data transmission in harsh environment applications. The shell design of the Terrapin Series also ensures blind-mating of receptacle to plug and IP68 sealing in both mated and un-mated conditions which eliminates ingress of moisture and dust through the interface.

Available in various RoHS compliant plating finishes, the Terrapin Micro-USB connectors are suitable for both military and industrial applications. Other key features of the product include a high degree of robustness including crush resistance resulting from the toughened brass shell material and excellent grounding / EMI screening. Furthermore, the use of brass provides an increased number of mating cycles (2000) when compared with standard aluminium connectors.The Micro-USB Series conforms to High Speed USB 2.0 specification. Available as overmoulded cable assemblies with ruggedised USB cable, 5 different keying options are offered within a miniature footprint of just 16mm in diameter.

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