Whether they are used in traffic guidance systems, photovoltaic systems, building machinery, supervision cameras or offshore wind farms modern industrial applications place high demands on the connectors used. Conec’s UL and CSA Approved waterproof D-Sub miniature connector ‘system’ includes standard D configuration as well as High Density, mixed layout, and Filtered options, all of which can be used in applications where moisture, high humidity, water or dust could be a problem.
IP67 connectors must allow no ingress of dust with complete protection against contact.
They must also prevent ingress of water in harmful quantity when immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time. IP67 is intended for applications that will get ‘rained on’, or occasionally washed/drenched. They are not intended for use under continuous pressure. In consideration of the broad range of ‘rained on’ definitions, the industry appears to have agreed to a ‘test of immersion for 30 minutes, at a depth of 1 metre, or the equivalent air test at 1.45 psi. That is the Qualification Test. (Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15cm and 1metre. Duration of test 30minutes).
The connector contacts are rear sealed to the shell, which means that d-sub socket and plug connectors are available with solder cup, straight or right angled PCB, but not “crimp” contacts. Designed with a one piece Solid Body zinc diecast housing to resist mechanical impacts during installation and operation and minimise possible leakage paths; these connectors comply to current solder requirements with RoHS compliant solder temperatures. The solid body, one piece housing offers optimal protection in the vicinity of high mechanical stress.