I've been searching for a set of headers and connectors as defined in the USB 3.0 Internal Connector and Cable Specification document for a casemod project.

Unfortunately, after scouring Digi-Key and a few manufacturer websites I can't seem to find any products actually advertised as suitable for this application.

Every other connector I've found so far is somewhat off in size and keying that I must be missing something in my search.

Is there such a thing as a USB 3.0 header or do I just need to keep comparing datasheets till I find something that makes sense?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Dimensions are in... Millimiters I guess? \$\endgroup\$ – Vladimir Cravero Jan 3 '18 at 16:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Funnily enough, the document doesn't say but Millimetres is a safe bet. \$\endgroup\$ – VBwhatnow Jan 3 '18 at 16:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ just keep comparing datasheets molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/878315520_sd.pdf \$\endgroup\$ – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75 Jan 3 '18 at 16:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks Tony, it looks like this header is a little small compared to the standard (5mm vs 5.4 mm) which makes me think it might not accept a compliant plug without a lot of force. The search continues. \$\endgroup\$ – VBwhatnow Jan 3 '18 at 17:55

Yep, this is a tough question. The body of plug (wire side) has 5.2 mm width, and length of 20.65 mm. None of Molex-Amphenol-etc products match it.

The connector seems to be solely manufactured by Foxconn, an old Intel ally and platform manufacturing house. There are some re-sellers like ModDIY.

Or see this e-Bay listing if you need few parts.

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