Author Topic: Wire to PCB connector suitable for USB 2.0  (Read 264 times)

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Offline madwolfe

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Wire to PCB connector suitable for USB 2.0
« on: April 14, 2021, 03:02:52 pm »
I'm looking at getting a custom cable assembly made which will be:

[Panel Mount USB connector (fem receptacle)] - [Cable] - [Connector] - [PCB]

I feel like surely there's some sort of connector out there that normally handles this situation, the USB A plug and socket take up a heap of room. Is there any problem with using a 5-pin JST PHR-5 for example? Obviously it's not ideal but I'm not sure about the typical way this is done besides spending a heap of time digging through Digikey's connector offerings. EMC is of course a concern for me. I suppose I could do a USB micro socket on the wire and a PCB plug but I feel like I can do it better.

I have tried asking the manufacturer to suggest a connector etc but I have had no luck. Any suggestions?
 

Offline fordem

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Re: Wire to PCB connector suitable for USB 2.0
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 03:21:10 pm »
I believe PCs commonly use a 2x5 header with 0.1" spacing, and one pin removed as a key.
 



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Re: Wire to PCB connector suitable for USB 2.0
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 06:22:13 am »
 :palm: Never even thought to check how desktops do it and they need to consider EMC.

Great, I'll just go with a regular header then.
 

Online mariush

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Re: Wire to PCB connector suitable for USB 2.0
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 07:14:28 am »
You may want to use a friction fit or some header with locking mechanism ... regular 10 pin headers work on desktop computers because you don't move computers too much, but if you make a lightweight device it may take physical shocks during shipping, or it may be moved around etc etc.
 


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