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RS Components makes USB simpler, safer, more secure with Rosenberger magnetic connectors

Self-location, zero-force mating and safe tear-away action protect against common connection hazards

LONDON, UK, 11 January, 2018 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has the solution for 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, in USB Type-A, Type-B, Micro-B and Mini-B form factors. The full range, comprising connector plugs, sockets, and cable assemblies, allows users to go magnetic at either end of any connection. The 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.

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 1.5-metre USB-A male to magnetic circular 5-pin male cable assembly, and compatible magnetic circular 5-pin connector accessories are also available.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship around 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-online.com.

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