Rosenberger magnetic connectors make USB more secure, says RS Components

RS Components offers Rosenberger magnetic, self-locating connectors. The distributor claims that they deliver easier and safer USB connectivity in tight spaces or where the potential for unintended disconnection risks damaging equipment.

Rosenberger magnetic self-locating connectors are now in stock at RS Components, in USB Type-A, Type-B, Micro-B and Mini-B form factors. The range comprises connector plugs, sockets, and cable assemblies and allows users to introduce a magnetic element at either end of any connection. According to RS Components, advantages include zero-force mating and extended cycle life, self-location with accurate alignment even in locations that are difficult to reach or hard to see, and wrench-free tear-away that protects equipment against damage in the event of unintended disconnection. Magnetic USB connections are also waterproof and UV resistant, adds RS.

The connectors feature built-in misconnect prevention, and have reliable, corrosion-resistant gold-plated contacts. The contacts are also easy to clean, ensuring outstanding long-term performance even in challenging environments.

Rosenberger magnetic connectors are suitable for all USB2.0 applications, and include a USB-A male to female adapter, Micro-B adapters, and male/female USB-A to Micro-B cable assemblies in one metre lengths and white or black colour options. A 1.5m USB-A male to magnetic circular five-pin male cable assembly, and compatible magnetic circular five-pin connector accessories are also available.

RS Components is one of the trading brands of Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers. It offers more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provides a range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, it trades through multiple channels and ships around 50,000 parcels a day.

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