L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection.
Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and have a tendency to disconnect from the mating jack when subject to pulling or vibration.
L-com now stocks two series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies, the U3A00005-series features a male Type-A latching USB connector on each end of the assembly and the U3A00030-series features a latching Type-A USB connector on one end of the assembly and a female ECF style bulkhead coupler on the other end.
Features for both series include, 30 micro-inch gold-plated contacts which provide reliable connections even with repeated mating cycles, an aluminum/polyester foil shield and drain wire and they are available in off-the-shelf lengths of 0.3, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0 and 1.5-meters.
“Our new latching USB 3.0 cables are specifically designed to address high vibration environments often found in industrial settings. These unique cables can be mated to any standard USB 3.0, Type-A jack allowing them to be used with existing USB devices which is another great benefit,” said Brian Gates, Product Manager.
L-com’s new latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.