ASUS NUC 13 Rugged Front Panel Bracket Dual USB 2.0 Ports and Dual SMA RF Antennas


Front Panel Bracket with 2 X USB 2.0 Ports and 2 X SMA RF Cables with Antennas

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ASUS NUC 13 Rugged Front Panel Bracket Dual USB 2.0 Female Type A USB Ports.with 2 X SMA RF cables and Antennas. 

One end has a MHF4 connector, and the other end has a RP-SMA female connector with a bulkhead-mount. Cable is 8 inches in length. RP-SMA Female connector includes a bulkhead nut and washer. The length of the RP-SMA-female connector (threaded part) is 3/8 inches. RP-SMA is a round screw-type connector, with medium-sized, threaded coupling connectors that are rated for frequencies from the lowest (DC) up to 18GHz: This antenna cable is compliant for all types of wireless antennas, including WiFi WiMax networks: 802.11N, AC, G, A, B. 900MHz, 2.4GHz 5GHz applications, as well as any other frequency between 0 and 18GHz.

Supports NUC Model Numbers :

NUC 13 Rugged NUC Numbers :



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Part # GR-BR-2178
Bar Code (UPC) 611851927370

The ASUS NUC 13 Rugged Front Panel Expansion Dual USB 2.0 Bracket is a highly specialized accessory designed to augment the connectivity options of the ASUS NUC 13 Rugged mini PC. Engineered for demanding industrial and commercial environments, this front panel expansion bracket provides two additional USB 2.0 ports, enhancing the system’s versatility and capacity to interface with a wide range of peripherals and devices.

Key Features:

Dual USB 2.0 Ports:

  • Increased Connectivity: Adds two USB 2.0 ports to the front panel of the ASUS NUC 13 Rugged, allowing for greater peripheral connection options.
  • High Compatibility: Supports a broad spectrum of USB 2.0 devices, including keyboards, mice, printers, and storage devices.
  • Reliable Performance: Ensures stable and efficient data transfer rates, essential for reliable peripheral operation.

Rugged and Durable Design:

  • Industrial-Grade Construction: Built using high-strength materials to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including temperature extremes, vibrations, and physical impacts.
  • Longevity: Designed for long-term reliability in demanding industrial settings, ensuring continuous operation without failure.

Seamless Integration:

  • Tailored Fit: Custom-designed for seamless integration with the ASUS NUC 13 Rugged series, ensuring a snug and secure fit.
  • Plug-and-Play: Simplifies the installation process, offering an effortless plug-and-play experience without the need for additional software or drivers.

User-Centric Design:

  • Front Panel Accessibility: Strategically positioned on the front panel for easy access, enabling quick connection and disconnection of USB devices.
  • Ergonomic Layout: Thoughtfully designed for ease of use, with clearly labeled ports and robust connectors to ensure secure and straightforward connections.

Technical Specifications:

  • Connector Type: USB 2.0 Type-A
  • Number of Ports: 2
  • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 480 Mbps per port
  • Power Supply: Self-powered via the NUC’s internal power system
  • Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Storage Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Material: High-strength ABS plastic and metal alloy
  • Dimensions: Precisely engineered to match the ASUS NUC 13 Rugged’s front panel dimensions
  • Weight: Approximately 50 grams
  • Mounting: Direct front panel integration with screw mountings for secure attachment
  • Compliance: Meets all relevant industrial standards and certifications for safety and performance


  • Industrial Automation:
    • Facilitates connection of various USB-based control devices, such as HMI panels, industrial keyboards, and data acquisition modules.
  • Commercial Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems:
    • Provides additional ports for connecting POS peripherals, including receipt printers, barcode scanners, and customer display units.
  • Data Collection and Logging:
    • Ideal for environments requiring robust data collection capabilities, such as environmental monitoring stations and scientific research facilities.

RP-SMA Female connector composition

Center Contact: Beryllium Copper, Gold Plated

Connector Body: Brass, Gold Plated

Crimp Ferrule: Copper, Nickel Plated

Insulators: PTFE


1.13mm Mini-coaxial (50 Ohm)

1.2mm low profile, MHF4 IPEX/IPX connector

SMT type coaxial receptacle and Mating plug cable connector

Applicable cable: 0.81mm RF coaxial cable

Easy cable termination by “i-Fit” without soldering

Application Technology: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n, WiMax, Zigbee, Bluetooth Wireless

Space Economy: 2.0mm x 2.0mm PCB footprint, mated height of 1.2 mm

Teflon Cables: Silver plated center conductor, Teflon dielectric and jacket

Dual Band Antenna Omni Directional with RP-SMA Male connector with right angle articulating angle that can be adjusted to 90-degrees

Suitable for 802.11abgn and 802.11ac

Mounts directly onto RP-SMA-female connector of device

Frequencies:◦2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz / 4.9GHz ~ 5.8GHz

Gain: 2dBi

V.S.W.R: Less than ≤2.2:1

Impedance: 50 ohms

Dimensions: 57 x 16.5 x 8mm

Lead-free and ROHS compliant

Supports the following ASUS NUC Models  

NUC13 Rugged - Bravo Canyon 



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