Electronic Design

Industrial USB Connector Family Adds Latching Version

TE Connectivity expands its industrial USB 2.0 connector family to include latching and circular sealed versions. The latching version adds retention force the connection and features a latching plug and receptacle with standard IP 20 protection. It adds 40 Newtons of locking strength with an integrated, positive latching mechanism and specs a lifespan of 1,500 mating and un-mating cycles. An audible and tactile feedback confirms that the connector is fully engaged. Other features include support for data rates up to 480 Mb/s. The circular sealed USB connector family includes a through-panel receptacle, which can be used as a mass-storage upload port or as an inspection access. When the port is not in use, a cap seals the connector face from the environment.  Versions are available both in standard Type A and Type B configurations and the circular sealed USB connectors employ gold-over-nickel-plated brass contacts. TE CONNECTIVITY, Harrisburg, PA. (877) 623-4766.

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