Cable connectors qualified to 5 metres depth

19th July 2019
Mick Elliott

The waterproof M23 circular connector series from Smiths Interconnect is qualified for submersible motor and pump applications. The connectors are equipped with the Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology. Applications encompass those that encounter rough and corrosion prone conditions in the food and beverage, chemical, maritime, and medical industries.

Recently industrial applications in underwater environments have required interconnect solutions for submersible motors and pumps be waterproof, while maintaining the same high electrical and mechanical reliability and durability expected under dry conditions.

In response to this requirement, the M23 cable connectors have been tested and qualified to meet IP68 sealing requirements for operation to a depth of 5 metres, over a period of 72 hours.

These tests show that M23 connectors are able to perform while preventing water ingress for a longer duration and to a greater depth than previously established.

The technical characteristics of the Smiths Interconnect M23 series also provide excellent shock and vibration resistance in other extreme conditions, such as chemical, aggressive gas, and polluted environments, as well as resistance to oxidation, corrosion, and acid.

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