USB connectors, or universal serial bus connectors, are electrical connectors that matching USB plugs fit into. They are typically part of computers, printers or hubs and help to transport data from a USB to the corresponding device. USB connectors function by slotting into printed circuit boards and there are various different types.
What types of USB connectors are available?
As well as connectors for mini-USBs, there are also:
- Type A USB connectors
- Type B USB connectors
- Type C USB connectors
Key attributes of USB connectors
When selecting a USB connector bear in mind their key attributes, which include:
- The version of the USB plug you require
- The mounting type or how they are mounted
- Whether you require a female or male gender USB port
Which mounting types are available for USB connectors?
From cable mounts to panel mounting options, there are various types available. Some USB connectors are made of thermoplastic, waterproof housing, that can withstand extreme environments. But there are also types suited just for printed circuit boards.