Reversable USB-A connector


Granitehead

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Possibly also too high (it must be higher than a standard receptable). If it fit it would be kind of nice, but certainly no must have feature. Nothing I would trade anything else off for.
 

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Through-hole may be good for large external connectors, just for mechanical strength
 

DAP

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The USB-A is a a surface mount part, the USB-A + SATA is a through hole device in those pictures. Even though the USB-A connector is surface mount, it still has two through hole pins for the shield. This is good for mechanical stability. Using a fully through hole device would not improve the mechanical strength much, and would prevent components on the opposite side of the board where the pins come through the board.
 
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thatgui

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The USB-A is a a surface mount part, the USB-A + SATA is a through hole device in those pictures. Even though the USB-A connector is surface mount, it still has two through hole pins for the shield. This is good for mechanical stability. Using a fully through hole device would not improve the mechanical strength much, and would prevent components on the opposite side of the board where the pins come through the board.
Thanks for enlightening me
 
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