Member Since: December 13, 2006

Country: United States

  • Helpful hint: unless one is observant of the datasheet - as they should be! - or carefully checks out the 3D model of this part, this USB connector and many similar ones on Digikey have two small mounting pins under the footprint of the device body. Depending on how you're fabbing your board, that can be a problem if you don't consider them (and the requisite keepout space for the drill holes).

    But don't despair! If you need a footprint-compatible mini-USB connector like this one that does not have the associated mounting pins, you're in luck! This part from Digikey: #OR1206-ND is footprint-compatible with the SparkFun part but doesn't have those pins underfoot. It's a little pricier ($2.47 ea. in qty. 1) but that might be worth it for some designs.

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