The first part of the name IP67 connector is short for Ingress Protection (IP), a rating that defines the level of protection provided by the connector against environmental factors like dust and water. The first number after IP corresponds to the connector's level of solid particle protection and the second corresponds to its level of liquid ingress protection. A six means that the connectors don't allow the ingress of dust and offers complete protection against contact. A seven means that the connectors will not be harmed when they are immersed into liquid up to one meter deep (measured from the bottom of the device) for 30 minutes or less. This does not signify that the connector can operate underwater at the specified conditions; the rating only ensures that the device will work after being removed from the water. So if you're worried about your electronics being rained on or occasionally submerged in water, the IP67 connector rating promises that your device won't get water in its ears. It won't, however, act as a long-term wetsuit.
The environmental shielding of an IP67 connector makes it a great choice for potentially unsafe applications like industrial machinery, test and measurement equipment, GPS systems and communications, and security and surveillance equipment. You might find these connectors covered in sawdust, caught in the thick of a building's construction, or standing strong at an offshore wind farm. Their valuable abilities make them a great choice for a variety of different connectors. Some connector types that are often rated IP67 include D-sub connectors, filter D-sub connectors, industrial Ethernet connectors, mini USB 2.0 connectors, and fiber optic connectors. They come in both standard and custom designs with thousands of styles, configurations, and functionalities available. So no matter what the situation, you can find an IP67 connector to assist you. Although already robust and rugged, the IP67 connector can be made to offer an even higher level of protection. Using an over-molding process (in which the product is composed of both a pre-mold and a final mold) can create a more protective encapsulation, and quick-connect bayonet locking mechanisms give an audible indication that the connection is safe and watertight. Made with precision components and quality materials (such as metal, rubber, or plastic), these tough guys live up to their name.
Positronic's IP67 connector Front Runner product family offers high performance and reliability that meets the requirements of medical, transportation, industrial control, and avionics applications. These lightweight, non-corrodible connectors have a power contact current rating of up to 25 amperes each. The machined contacts are made from solid copper alloy and have thermocouple contact options as well as coax contact options. They also feature hot plug capability, two levels of sequential mating of contacts, EMI/RFI shielding, and a wide variety of accessories and options.
Positronic's IP67-rated Environmentally Sealed product line reflects the industry's demand for affordable connectors that are compatible with IEC 60529 and NEMA 250-1991 performance requirements for electrical enclosures. This series features a splash proof option (available on sealed MD and ODD), sealed panel mount options with printed circuit board and soldier cup termination, and sealed cable options with prewired or crimp removable terminations. Performance options include professional, industrial, and military performance (learn about the m24308 connector). The Environmentally Sealed product line promises to protect connectors from harsh temperatures, vibration, instability, and both dust and moisture contamination.
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