Industrial USB 3.0 panel-mount receptacles and cordsets

October 08, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Harsh-duty, industrial-rated connectors and cordsets rated forn USB 3.0 data rates improve system performance and reliability with a sealed, rugged design and EMI shielding protection.

An expansion to its existing USB 2.0 line, these industrial-rated connectors are designed and engineered to USB 3.0 standards to deliver 5 Gbps data speeds – 10 times faster than USB 2.0 – suiting a wide range of applications ranging from data and computing, and consumer and home appliance, through to industrial automation, as well as automotive and commercial vehicle.

“Maintaining high-speed, reliable connections for control elements in factory automation, commercial vehicle equipment and other applications is a continual challenge,” notes Ted Szarkowski, global product manager, Molex Integrated Products Division. “That, coupled with increased productivity demands, is forcing engineers to search for more robust solutions... with a sealed, rugged design and EMI shielding protection.”

The USB 3.0/2.0 compatible Molex sealed industrial USB 3.0 panel-mount receptacles and cordsets blend robust construction and protective features; the IP67-rated USB 3.0 connector assembly features rugged overmoulded cordsets with integral strain relief for robust pull-out resistance and faster installation than field-wired designs, while the IP67-rated dust cap seals the connection when not in use. In addition, the fully-shielded cable provides excellent electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) protection for optimal reliability.