Rapid Electronics offer IP68 rated connectors which remain waterproof in unmated state

Rapid Electronics has recently introduced an innovative series of connectors from Intelliconnect which offer waterproofing even when they are disconnected. The range of TNC, SMA and N-type plugs and jacks are suitable for most coaxial, triaxial and twinaxial connections, and offer solutions for IP68 applications.

There is no shortage of waterproof connectors available on the market, yet most have to be mated in order to be fully waterproof as the casing itself acts as the seal. In many circumstances which require disconnection for calibration, repair, module exchange and connection of other equipment this may be inadequate, and cause critical damage to vital equipment.

RF connector specialist Intelliconnect has solved this problem with the development of its Pisces range of connectors, adaptors and cable assemblies. Both the plugs and jacks remain waterproof when disconnected protecting vital equipment and cabling from damage.

Available from Rapid in SMA, TNC and N Type connector options, the Pisces connectors can be terminated to many LMR, RG, Semi-Rigid and Semi-Flexible types of cable.

The Pisces connector series extends the range of potential applications. These include video camera security, environmental monitoring ocean buoys, traffic cameras, coastguard/HM customs patrol boats, personal locator beacons, military radios/communication systems, environmental monitoring, water management and vehicle tracking. Other potential applications are cochlear implant devices, high quality antennas, personal locator beacons, petrochemical monitoring equipment, traffic indication systems and environmental monitoring.

Janice Ratcliffe of Rapid Electronics said: “It is essential in some applications that connectors remain waterproof, so these new Intelliconnect connectors are a real breakthrough for designers working with IP68 rated applications. I am delighted that Rapid is stocking these jacks, plugs and adaptors in SMA, TNC and N Type variants.”