Rutronik adds further USB Type-C connectors from Molex to its portfolio

A stable and reliable connection is essential for trouble-free performance and protection against electrical damage. Molex offers a wide range of Type-C I/O connectors, featuring high-temperature plastic housing and a 3-stage insert moulding process, ensuring quality pluggability.

The design of the plug-in tongue protects against damage from improper use, transportation, or assembly processes. The line of compact USB Type-C connectors supports fast charging with voltages up to 48V/5.0A, data throughput of 10Gbit/s, and offers waterproof, robust, and reliable connectivity for consumer, industrial, and IoT devices, as well as various other high-speed I/O applications. These connectors are available in multiple form factors and mounting options at

The connectors are available with 16 or 24 pins, suitable for voltages of 48V and currents of 3.0A, 5.0A, or 6.0A. They are TID-certified and operate within a temperature range of -30 or -40°C to +85°C. The robust and electrically reliable USB Type-C connectors include the following options:

  • Waterproof connector sockets: these have an IP rating of X5, X7, or X8, depending on the model. They feature a liquid silicone rubber seal ring, offering easy installation, excellent temperature and weather resistance, and secure attachment to the connector
  • USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C connectors: these provide a wide range of mounting options, including flat profile, upright slim fit, or high centre height, allowing for high flexibility even in space-constrained applications. For PCBs with varying thicknesses, Molex supplies sockets with longer leads (217175 series) to ensure a stable connection
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C models: these include plugs and sockets available with both short and long housings, offering a particularly stable and robust connection to the PCB and between the plug and socket. Flat profiles and special stand-off designs provide additional mounting flexibility

Additional benefits:

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 2.0 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Wide range of mounting options: Including mid-mount SMT, top-mount single or double row, vertical, upright
  • RoHS-compliant and halogen-free
  • Insertion force 5 – 20 N
  • Service life: min. 10,000 mating cycles