Pintail connectors build an indoor/outdoor interconnect system that offers the performance and reliability of MIL threaded connectors at the cost of a commercial (COTS) product. The SP13 (front panel mounting hole size 13mm), SP17 (front panel mounting hole size 17mm) and SP21 (front panel mounting hole size 21mm) series of multi-pin, threaded coupling connectors will provide IP68 integrity when mated (“Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the product is continuously immersed in water under conditions which shall be agreed between the manufacturer and the user”) and will work reliably indoors, outdoors and in harsh UV and hostile wet environments. Generally speaking environmental tests performed during design and qualification of IP68 Connectors are standardised to IP68 at a depth of 2 m and duration of 24 hours.
Using a combination of dual O ring sealing, high temperature PPS inserts, grommets and compression nuts, all insulator and contact areas in these connectors are fully sealed against environmental elements. The dual “O” rings (see above picture) mean that the integral backshell can be easily removed to allow accurate soldering of the incoming cable (see below). Plug and receptacle housings are keyed to ensure correct polarisation and tactile feedback when mating. Unlike many competitors’ products all the Pintail SP13/21 connectors have the option of male or female contacts in any body shell; plus the ability to join cables with cable-end plug and in-line receptacle models.
Connector end caps are available to suit and IP68 integrity is achieved when male and female connectors are mated or when the IP68 end cap replaces a mating connector. Please see the following short video to view wiring procedure.