Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has launched a new C-Type USB 3.0 connector, that combines field-proven reliability with data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.
The new 4000 series C-Type connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, and is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
USB Type-C is rapidly gaining in popularity, and has been adopted by hundreds of vendors. The USB Type-C connector is reversible and can be connected either way up, making it more convenient and easy to use.
Type-C is much more compact than the existing Type-A version, and is about the size of existing micro-USB connectors — making it ideal for space-constrained applications. It can also provide more power, up to 100 W, so can support a wider range of devices, and achieve faster charging.
Tested to IP69K and IP68, the 4000 series C-Type connector provides protection against dirt and water ingress: fully submersed up to two weeks at 10 m, and resistant to high pressure, high temperature water jets. It also offers an extended operating temperature range from –40º to 80ºC. This means that the connector is well-suited for outdoor installations and harsh environments, including underground.
According to Christian Taylor, Engineering Team Leader at Bulgin, “USB has become near ubiquitous, and the newer USB Type-C is becoming the version of choice for many applications — combining super-fast speeds with convenience and compactness. The new 4000 Series C-Type connector means that our customers can now take advantage of the latest technology, with the proven Bulgin ruggedness they have to come to rely on.”