Astute Electronics launches Amphenol waterproof USB connectors

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Astute Electronics, the leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has introduced a range of waterproof USB connectors from Amphenol LTW Technology. The range includes USB 3.0 A, 2.0 A and 2.0 B types, plus Mini USB 2.0 B and Micro USB 2.0 AB models.

All versions are waterproof to IP67 or IP68 with a current rating of 1.5A. Devices have gold-plated copper alloy contacts and the connector body is made from PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) to UL94V-0 flammability. Temperature range for the receptacle is -20 to +80˚C or -40 to +105˚C depending on type. Specifications include contact resistance up to 30mΩ, insulation resistance 1000mΩ at 500V DC, and breakdown voltage above 500V AC for one minute.

Amphenol LTW’s waterproof USB connectors are field installable and come with standard cable lengths of 1 to 5m. Connector types with or without strain relief are available.