Keeping Water and Dust Out Of Connectors

Can we agree that it’s important to keep water and dust out of connectors if you want them to perform well?  That’s where IP67 waterproof connectors come in. Mounted on an enclosure, these connectors prevent water and dust from entry. They come in handy in severe environments where water and dusty entry is a possibility.

IP67 waterproof connectors

But what is this protective connector? Each character means something. IP stands for Ingress Protection. The 6 means that it prevents dust from entry. The 7 means that the it prevents ingress when immersed in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. However, ingress prevention for up to 30 minutes does not mean that it can actually operate. It just means that it will work when removed from the water.

As I’m sure you can imagine, this makes the IP67 waterproof connector a top choice for tough conditions, such as large-scale machinery, robust test and measurement equipment, GPS hardware, military communications, and police surveillance equipment. If you find them covered in dust it might be because it was used in the process of construction.

You can also find IP67-rated d-sub connectors, circular connectors, mini USB connectors, and fiber optic connectors. They come in many styles and varieties. So if you need a connector to withstand an extreme environment, you are bound to find what you need.

One example are environmentally sealed waterproof d-sub connectors. They are a reaction to an industry crying out for cost-effective connectors that meet IEC 60529 and NEMA 250-1991 specs for enclosures and they protect connectors and enclosures alike from rain, dust, wind, and more.

So just remember. When you need a connector that is waterproof and able to withstand the most harsh enviornments out there, look no further than the IP67 waterproof connector. Tough and strong, these protective connectors will get the job done and get it done right.