USB 3.1 Type C Plugs and Sockets help shrink PCB footprints.

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With bi-directional power capability and support for USB-1 standards with 10 Gbps top speed and up to 20 V (100 W), 3 A output, USB 3.1 Type C interconnects help accelerate data transfer, increase power transmission, and minimize PCB footprints. For circuit board socket use, USB-C receptacle (Cat No. 953) offers hybrid mount configuration. For standard or custom USB-C cable assemblies, Type C plug kit (Cat No. 954), supplied unassembled with metal housing, ensures strain relief.

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High Speed USB 3.1, Type "C" Plugs and Sockets

Astoria, NY… Faster data transfer speeds, increased power transmission and smaller PCB footprints are key advantages of the advanced new series of USB Type ”C” Plugs and Sockets from Keystone Electronics Corp.

USB-C technology is the latest development in connectivity offering reduced sizes and greater durability, defining it as small enough to properly function with the smallest peripheral devices.  Cables are designed with no orientation, it can be plugged in backwards and upside down and still function for worry-free connections.

These new USB3.1, Type “C” interconnects, possessing the smallest footprints of all USBs, deliver significant PCB real estate reductions to accommodate a variety of devices.  They support USB-1 standards with10Gbps top speed and up to 20V (100W), 3Amp Output.  Its bi-directional power, makes them ideal for use with future high tech devices as HD video, data and charging port without separate power adapters.

For circuit board socket use, USB-C receptacle, (Cat. No. 953) offers a hybrid mount configuration aiding SMT contact efficiency with strong, durable solder connections to PCBs with THM devices.  For standard or custom USB-C cable assemblies, a Type “C” plug kit (Cat. No. 954) supplied unassembled with a metal housing ensuring excellent strain relief, is also available.  All USB-C products are available through Keystone’s global distribution network.

Keystone Electronics Corp. is a major manufacturer of interconnect components and hardware and provides a full complement of stamping, machining and assembly services.  An in-house application engineering group is on hand to aid in product modifications or customers special designs.

Keystone is an ISO-9001:2008 certified company, RoHS compliant with headquarters in the US and offices in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.  For more information, contact Keystone Electronics Corp., 31-07 20th Road, Astoria, NY 11105-2017; Tel.  800-221-5510; Fax 718-956-9040; E-mail or visit

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