4000 series C-Type connector is rugged, says Bulgin
Data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbits per second are provided by the 4000 series C-Type USB 3.0 connector. The rugged connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 and is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
Tested to IP69K and IP68, the 4000 series C-Type connector provides protection against dirt and water ingress when fully submersed up to two weeks at 10m, and resistant to high pressure, high temperature water jets. It also offers an extended operating temperature range from –40 to +80 degrees C. The connector can be used for outdoor installations and harsh environments, including underground.
USB Type-C has been adopted by hundreds of vendors. It is popular because it is reversible and can be connected either way up, making it more convenient and easy to use.
It is also more compact than the existing Type-A version; it is about the size of existing micro-USB connectors for space-constrained applications. It can also provide more power, up to 100W, to support a wider range of devices, and achieve faster charging.
Bulgin manufactures a range of rugged connectors, fuse holders, battery holders, switches and indicators designed for use in challenging of environments.
The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and has offices in global regions and a sales and distribution network spanning 65 countries. Manufacturing facilities are based in the UK and Tunisia.