CUI’s Interconnect Group announced the addition of several waterproof USB connectors, with Ingress Protection (IP) ratings of IP67, to its USB product family. Offering protection from moisture and environmental contaminants, the connectors are available in USB Micro B and Type C receptacle formats, while conforming to either the USB 2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard, depending on the model.
CUI’s USB receptacles feature surface mount and mid mount SMT mounting styles in vertical or horizontal orientations, with several models designed with plastic mounting tabs for greater stability on the PCB. Rated up to 10,000 mating cycles and carrying operating temperature ranges from -40 up to 85°C, these waterproof USB connectors are a highly reliable solution for consumer and portable electronic devices. All models are also reflow solder compatible adding to their flexibility during the assembly process.
The USB Type C connector series further supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V. This makes it a highly rugged, versatile connector for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronics, including smartphones, wearables, and industrial automation equipment.
These waterproof USB connectors are available immediately with prices starting at $1.93 per unit at 1500 pieces through distribution.