Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
USB Connectors include latching and circular sealed types.
Press Release Summary:
December 2, 2011 - Featuring latching plug and receptacle with IP20 protection, Latching USB 2.0 Connector offers 1,500 mating and umating cycles. Unit supports data transmission up to 480 Mbps plus up to 5 V/500 mA over one cable. Versions are available in Type A configurations. With connector halves interlocked and fastened by ¼-turn bayonet latch, Circular Sealed USB 2.0 Connectors protect USB connection against water and dust ingress to IP67 level. Type A and B configurations are available.
Original Press Release
Industrial USB Connectors and Cable Assemblies: Latching Version Adds Retention Force, Circular Sealed Version Protects USB Connection to Code IP 67
Press release date: November 21, 2011
The USB standard is widely established and increasingly, industrial applications require an environmentally protected USB connection. Typical applications include field data collection systems, keyboard, video mouse (KVM) extensions, human machine interfaces and industrial control panels. TE's circular sealed USB 2.0 plugs and receptacles are particularly suitable for these applications as they protect the USB connection against water and dust ingress to IP 67 level. The connector halves are durably interlocked and quickly fastened by a ¼-turn bayonet latch. To offer application flexibility, the plugs and receptacles are available with plastic or metal housings. Versions are available both in standard Type A and Type B configurations. The integrated silicone seal offers the benefits of the USB high-speed standard to applications where an unsealed USB port will not work reliably. The connectors are compatible with existing USB plugs and USB flash drives. Mass storage upload port for field use
The circular sealed USB connector family includes a through-panel receptacle, which can be used as a convenient mass storage upload port or as an inspection access. This facilitates updates to outdoor applications without downtime: control panels or control cabinets, which may also contain high-voltage connections, need not be opened thanks to the sealed panel mount USB receptacle. When the port is not in use, a cap seals the connector face from the outside environment. Versions are available both in standard Type A and Type B configurations The circular sealed USB connectors are equipped with brass contacts, plated with gold over nickel. Both the circular sealed and latching USB connectors are available for sale now. Additional information about the new industrial USB products is available at: www.te.com/products/Industrial-USB-connectors. About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry-from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks-enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com/. TE Connectivity, TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks.