Waterproof connectors

Paul Boughton

Simple assembly and connection of shielded cable are among the features of the new LF series of miniature waterproof shielded connectors from Hirose.

All components are self-aligning, eliminating complex assembly tooling. The shield of the cable is connected with the metal housing of the connector using the simple grounding clamp supplied with the connectors. A short turn bayonet lock assures secure vibration resistant mating of the connectors.

 IP67 compliant, the connectors’ mating waterproof structure is offers protection against dust and water penetration achieved when mated assembly is submerged at a depth of 1.8 metres for 48 hours.

The connectors have a high current carrying capacity, with 3-position connectors meeting a 5A current rating.

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