High-retention USB panel-mount couplers ease industrial connectivity

L-com has released a series of panel-mount USB couplers with high-retention connectors.

Jun 5th, 2015
High-retention USB panel-mount couplers ease industrial connectivity
High-retention USB panel-mount couplers ease industrial connectivity

L-com Global Connectivity has released a series of panel-mount USB couplers with high-retention connectors. The company says its high retention ECF-style panel-mount USB couplers were developed to address USB connectivity application requirements in environments where vibration and cable pull may occur.

The specialized high-retention connectors used in these couplers offer a mating force of 40N max and an un-mating force of 15N min, which is 50% higher than standard USB connectors, asserts the company. The couplers are available in USB Type B-A, A-A, and A-B connector configurations and feature shielded housings, which limit the effects of EMI/RFI often found in industrial environments.

"Our high-retention USB couplers were designed for use in industrial USB applications where vibration and accidental cable pull may occur," comments said Steve Smith, product manager at L-Com. "The panel-mount style allows the couplers to be used in enclosures, panels and other designs where a feed-through USB coupler is required."

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