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Comprehensive single source for water resistant connectorsFeb 14 2005 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
Water resistant connectors, for high-pressure / low-leakage applications,
are available from Sabritec, a custom connecting devices manufacturer and
Smiths Interconnect company.
Electronic equipment that is used in harsh environments requires connectors
that can withstand exposure to moisture, dust and other elements. Also many
applications require components to meet the Ingress Protection (IP) rating
of IP67. Sabritec has developed water resistant connectors that can be
successfully used in systems where moisture, humidity, water and dust are
The company´s connector design method is capable of sealing up to 35psi in
the unmated, open-faced condition. The connectors are seen as ideal for
high-pressure / low leakage applications in land, air, sea, and space
environments. The water resistant connector features can be added to both
filtered and non-filtered multipin connectors, coaxial, triaxial and
high-speed connector types.
Circular, rack and panel, and D-subminiature types – the company has
incorporated this watertight technology in connector types that meet the
requirements of many connector standards including MIL-DTL-38999,
MIL-DTL-26482, MIL-DTL-24308, MIL-DTL-83527, MIL-DTL-81659, and ARINC 600.
The connectors can be designed to fit the envelope of the specification
standard or can incorporate any special features desired, including
different mounting types, unique shell or flange configurations, or EMI/EMP
The company also provides water resistant capabilities to connectors that do
not conform to any connector standard but are application specific designs
as defined by unique interface requirements. Along with being sealed in the
unmated condition, these connectors incorporate many features including
threaded inserts, hybrid contact configurations (power, signal, coaxial,
triaxial, and high speed), custom housing configurations, EMI/EMP filtering,
and value added cable assemblies.