Cables/Connecting

IP67 wire-to wire & wire-to-board connectors are water- & dust-proof

11th March 2016
Jordan Mulcare

Demanding applications such as LED lighting, medical, marine and hydroponic cultivation, along with a growth in outdoor and ruggedised applications, have prompted EDAC to extend its popular E-Seal range of ingress-protected (IP) connectors, with the introduction of new water- and dust-proof wire-to-board and wire-to-PCB connector ranges.

The 560 and 572 series connectors provide absolute protection against dirt, dust and immersion in water up to 1m depth for up to 30 minutes. Featuring double latches that providing a tactile double 'click' when fully mated, EDAC's new E-Seal 560 series connectors are exceptionally resilient to vibration. The devices offer 2, 3 or 5 contacts in wire-to-wire and wire-to-board variants. EDAC's ‘Fast Integral Seal' technology provides waterproof operation. The seals, which are pre-assembled within the housings, are available to accommodate 1.0 to 1.3mm and 1.3 to 1.7mm wire thickness.

The connectors feature a 2.5mm pin pitch and a current rating of 3A, 250VAC, with an operating temperature range of between -40º and +105ºC. Electrical integrity is ensured by internal polarisation, eliminating the possibility of mis-mating the connectors. Wire termination is made with crimp 'poke home' contacts. A waterproof cap seals any unused contact positions. 

Also featuring the same 'peace of mind' double latching as the as the 560 series, EDAC's E-Seal 572 Series connectors offer 1, 2 or 3 contacts with wire-to-wire and wire-to-board variants. Wire seals, which are assembled onto each wire when crimping the contacts to the cable, are available in a choice of four colour coded sizes to accommodate wire diameters from 1.7 to 3.1mm. 572 series connectors offer a 5.8mm pitch and a current rating of 10A at 300V AC and are rated for operation within the -40º to +105ºC temperature range. Internal polarisation ensures electrical integrity.

EDAC supports its E-Seal connector customers with a range of application tooling, including hand crimping tools applicators and contact removal tooling.

According to EDAC Marketing Manager Paul Hulatt, the new 560 and 572 series connectors compliment the company's already popular E-Seal IP67 rated connector range: "Our E-Seal IP67 rated connector range now extends to D-Sub, USB, HDMI, wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connectors," Hulatt said. "We support low-level signal and power requirements up to 300 volts at 12 amps and temperatures between -40º and 105ºC, opening many and varied applications, including, but not limited to lighting, marine, medical, access control, external signage and refrigerated displays."

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