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Reversible connectors for quick and easy connection

FCI’s USB 3.1 Type C Connectors boast a small form factor design that is reversible for quick and easy connection whichever way it is inserted.The USB 3.1 Type C Connector is a standard plug and receptacle which is said to provide a multi-function single cable solution for USB, power, audio and video and is designed to suit emerging and future product applications.

The FCI USB 3.1 Type C connector is claimed to minimise user waiting time, supporting SuperSpeed 10Gb/s speeds in each direction and power delivery up to 100W and is suited for use in applications such as laptop computers, tablets, and portable game stations as well as mobile phones and emerging devices such as smart watches and wearables.In addition to these consumer applications, FCI’s USB 3.1 Type C connector is also targeted at the industrial and instrumentation markets.

Manufactured with a high-temperature thermoplastic housing, stainless steel shell and with copper alloy terminals, the devices have low-level contact resistance and deliver up to 5A maximum current, with configurable voltage of up to 20V. The device operates across a temperature range of -55 to 105°C. Plugs and receptacles are available with vertical or right angle orientation and are supplied packaged on tape and reel for automated assembly.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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