Waterproof micro USB connector

Jon Lawson

CUI’s Interconnect Group has announced the addition of a waterproof micro USB 2.0 connector to its USB product family. The UJ2W‑MIBH‑4‑SMT is a micro B type jack connector with an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IPX7, offering protection from liquid and moisture in challenging environments.

Thanks to its copper alloy contact terminals with 30 microinch (µin) gold over nickel plating and stainless steel shielding, the UJ2W‑MIBH‑4‑SMT is designed for high durability at 10,000 mating cycles.

The series features a surface mount package and horizontal orientation with a voltage rating of 30 Vac, current rating of 1.8 A, and an operating temperature range of ‑25 to 85°C. Plastic mounting ears are also included to provide added stability on the board.

Complying with the USB 2.0 standard, this micro B USB connector allows for high-speed data and power transmission, making it suited for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices that may be used in outdoor environments, including mobile computing equipment, digital audio devices, camcorders and GPS units.