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Hi all,

 

I am looking for a USB-2 B micro vertical connector, but I haven't yet found anything, so I might be barking up the wrong tree. I need something like this: https://www.digikey.com/products..., but for this cable: https://www.digikey.com/product-... .

Is it possible, that such a connector does not exist? If not, could someone suggest a vendor?

 

Thanks,

 

Zoltán

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Would be a lot easier if you put the pictures in the post:

102-1082-BL-00050 CNC Tech | 1175-1122-ND DigiKey ElectronicsA-USB A-E Assmann WSW Components | AE11178-ND DigiKey Electronics

 

I can't say I've ever seen a "vertical" micro-USB like that - possibly they are just too narrow for it to be practical?

 

Perhaps you could just use a conventional (parallel to the PCB) socket on a small board, and mount that on a bracket at right angles ... ?

 

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What is a USB micro-B_male to micro-B_male cable used for?    Personally I wish that everyone in the world would just stop using USB micro-B connectors.  They are a serious pain: they are always breaking off the printed circuit board with any minor cable stressing.  The USB mini-B_female connector mounted on the PCB (using thru-holes) is much more physically stable.  If this is a new design, go with USB C.

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Is your connector among this:

 

aeProduct.getSubject()

 

It's a picture from the Ali store below.

It is an assortment of a bunch of different angular and vertical USB connectors.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

 

I also agree with Simonetta. Go with USB-C if you have an option.

Surface mount connectors are indeed easily pulled from a PCB.

It helps a lot to put a few via's on the pcb under the mechanical pads of the connector.

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Last Edited: Fri. Jan 19, 2018 - 01:01 AM
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This is a u-USB connecotor.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...

USB

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awneil wrote:

Would be a lot easier if you put the pictures in the post:

 

Right. Sorry.

 

awneil wrote:

Perhaps you could just use a conventional (parallel to the PCB) socket on a small board, and mount that on a bracket at right angles ... ?

 

This sounds like a viable option. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

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Paulvdh wrote:

Is your connector among this:

 

 

No, unfortunately, it isn't.

 

Paulvdh wrote:

I also agree with Simonetta. Go with USB-C if you have an option.

Surface mount connectors are indeed easily pulled from a PCB.

 

I think this is not true: micro USB doesn't necessarily mean that you have the pads only. This, e.g., has 4 through-hole pins for mounting:

 

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zoltanvoros wrote:
micro USB doesn't necessarily mean that you have the pads only.

Agreed.

 

The fact that some implementations are "weak" doesn't mean that the whole concept is inherently so.

 

 

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You gave digikey links; which was useful because then I could extend the search to similar parts:

 

https://www.digikey.com/products...

 

And thereby found these:

https://www.digikey.com/product-...

https://www.digikey.com/product-...

614105150721 Wurth Electronics Inc. | 732-5958-2-ND DigiKey Electronics

 

Unless I'm completely up the wrong garden path - what was so difficult about that.

 

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Also lots of usb connectos on octopart in loads of different form factors and orientation.

Octopart is (among other things) a search engine which is vendor independent.

A bit of a google for electronics part from different shops.

You'll find results pointing to mouser, digikey, arrow, and tens of other different (big) online resoucres.

Along with possibilities to compare prices, make a bom and more.

https://octopart.com/search?q=mi...

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Last Edited: Fri. Jan 19, 2018 - 11:39 AM
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N.Winterbottom wrote:

614105150721 Wurth Electronics Inc. | 732-5958-2-ND DigiKey Electronics

Unless I'm completely up the wrong garden path

 

The example the OP gave was:

A-USB A-E Assmann WSW Components | AE11178-ND DigiKey Electronics

So the direction of plug insertion is still parallel to the PCB - whereas yours (and others) are perpendicular to the board ... ?

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N.Winterbottom wrote:
Unless I'm completely up the wrong garden path - what was so difficult about that.
 

Given the board it is mounted to is oriented horizontally, that one points upwards from the board plane. 

 

As I read the OP, what he is looking for is something that points "in the horizontal plane" but with the long side of the connector, when viewed looking into the connector, being vertical rather than horizontal.

 

Or, in lack of a picture:

  • If we think of the "bog standard" connector to be in the X orientation, and
  • If we think of the one you suggest above to be in the Z orientation, then
  • What the OP is looking for is a connector in the Y orientation.

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Yes - that's what I was trying to say!

 

N.Winterbottom wrote:

Unless I'm completely up the wrong garden path - what was so difficult about that.

 Don't worry - I'm sure you can fall off that bicycle when it crosses the road ...

 

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OK I own up - colour me chastised.

 

Actually thinking through the myriad of equipment I've owned & seen sporting micro-USB connectors, I cannot think of a single example where a R/A connector of this type would have been beneficial. I'm looking at my Bluetooth headphones ATM and cannot see how a  R/A connector would even fit given the plastics & space available.

 

I wonder if there were such a thing then the PCB footprint area would be only slightly smaller than a conventional low profile horizontal mount device. (for a standard type-B receptacle there is considerable saving however)

 

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N.Winterbottom wrote:
I cannot think of a single example where a R/A connector of this type would have been beneficial.

Neither can I - see #2.

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On Ali I accidentaly bumped into an USB C assortment, and remembered this recent thread.

Maybe none of these are "vertical", but some of them might be adaptable to vertical mounting.

http://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1ny7gSXXXXXaZXFXXq6xXFXXXN.jpg?size=361530&height=1000&width=1000&hash=6151bc134bd5ceb47456cad563518a5a

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/81Model-micro-usb-power-connector-charging-port-plug-socket-dc-jack-for-Samsung-Huawei-HTC-Lenovo/32822703447.html

 

And I thought of an "alternative".

You can design an adapter print and solder PCB's together. Something similar to this:

 

 

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Last Edited: Tue. Feb 13, 2018 - 05:20 PM