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I have a project enclosure that was laser cut using 3.7mm thick material.  I added a cutout for a micro USB female connector.  The problem I am having is that the material is slightly too thick to make a reliable USB connection between the male USB cable and the female connector inside the enclosure.

Does anyone know of a place to get male USB cables with a longer header (I am guessing that's the name of the cable part I am referring to.  The shiny metal part..:-))  Or, does anyone know of a part number of a female connector that is extended to go further off the PCB?  I can go either route, but I can't go with a thinner material for the enclosure.

I am open to all suggestion on how to overcome this problem.



Not seeing anything on google.
Can you trim back the plastic mold on the cable?
Or use a small flat file and enlarge the opening of the enclosure?
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They make custom faceplates and have all the wires in whatever lengths you need.  I found the delivery to take a long time, but it was worth the wait.  Here's my project box with the plate.

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