Protecting open FAKRA ports with IP67 rated cap solution

10-05-2023 | Amphenol | Industrial

Amphenol RF is pleased to expand our extensive line of FAKRA interconnect with a universal FAKRA cap. This cap effectively seals any open FAKRA plug to safeguard from temporary submergence or dust ingress. This mated pair supports IP-rated requirements and complies with USCAR-18 standards. The rugged, impact-resistant body and housing make it ideal for circumstances where an exposed connector may be compromised.

The universal FAKRA cap mates to any existing exposed FAKRA plug that complies with USCAR-18 standards. Once mated, this pair supports both IP67 and IP69K requirements. IP69K is the very highest IP rating that can be achieved, and it indicates that a component is completely protected against dust ingress and close-range, high pressure and high-temperature spray.

The cap uses a sealed FAKRA jack housing and internal geometry structure and is available in the universal Z code. When mated with any other key code, the Z code cap will maintain its ability to provide an IP67 and IP69K seal. It is designed with a brass body that uses high phosphorus electroless nickel plating. The waterproof seal is created by a silicone rubber gasket that ensures the mated pair is safe from temporary water submerging, which may be experienced by industrial equipment or antennas in outside environments.