Water-resistant rugged USB connector introduced by CONEC for industrial and outdoor applications

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GARNER, N.C., 28 Jan. 2011. CONEC in Garner, N.C., is introducing a water-resistant rugged USB connector for harsh-environment applications in oil and gas exploration, factory automation, industrial production, chemical controllers, outdoor wireless, and test instruments.

The water-resistant USB connector complies with USB 2.0, is IP67-rated, and has internal components housed in black plastic and nickel-plated zinc die-cast with a bayonet locking termination rated to IEC 61076-3-106 specifications. The IP67 USB connectors ensure a continuously secure dust and weatherproof connection in addition to being sealed for a watertight connection.


The interface meets IP67 requirements when a mating connector is inserted or when covered with a secured protective cap. A USB 2.0 plug set is available for the cable side and there are also preassembled patch cords available in various IP protection designs and lengths.

The USB connector contacts are phosphor bronze and gold-plated. Current ratings are 1.5 amps maximum at 25 degrees Celsius, and operating temperature ranges from -40 to 85 C. The product line includes a variety of panel-mounted receptacles, mating plugs, protective caps, and pre-terminated jumper cables, including jackets suitable for outdoor use.

For more information contact CONEC online at www.conec.com.


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