TE Connectivity™ (TE) has introduced the waterproof IP68 micro-USB connector Type B, which features a special seal at the connector’s perimeter to prevent moisture and debris from penetrating inside the shell.
The IP68 connector exceeds the minimum IP68 performance standard requiring it to withstand 30 minutes’ immersion at a depth of 1.5m under water.
TE’s waterproof micro-USB connectors use a Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) shell to achieve the IP68 standard. The stainless steel shell replaces the traditional stamped and formed shell, which normally contains many holes. TE’s MIM shell provides the best possible mechanical resistance to wrenching forces and false insertion, while also enabling a reduction in shell height of 0.3mm.
The waterproof IP68 micro-USB connector’s staggered contacts provide for improved signal separation as well as mechanical stability. Equipped with an undercut matching the plug latches, the connector keeps the plug mated in the same way as a conventional micro-USB connector.
- Wearable devices
- Handheld medical devices
- Barcode scanners
- Portable printers
- Glucose meters
- Portable music players
- Digital cameras and camcorders
- GPS units
- Home electronics devices
- Security control panels
- Handheld industrial equipment
- Stainless steel reinforcement plate helps prevent short circuits
- Screw-mounting ears
- Selectively gold-plated copper alloy contacts
- 30V maximum voltage
- 1.8A maximum current on power pins
- 10,000 mating cycles