IP67 USB Connectors Suit Rugged Environments


CUI is offering new IP67 rated connectors designed to withstand harsh outdoor or industrial environments 

Offering a highly reliable solution for a variety of consumer and portable electronic devices, CUI has announced several new waterproof USB connectors, with Ingress Protection (IP) ratings of IP67. 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, said the firm.

Waterproof micro USB and USB Type-C connectors

Featuring surface mount and mid mount SMT mounting styles, these USB Micro B and Type C receptacles come available in vertical or horizontal orientations. Several models are designed with plastic mounting tabs for greater stability on the PCB.


These waterproof USB connectors also feature an operating temperature range up to -40 to +85°C and reliability as high as 10,000 mating cycles, making them a highly reliable solution for consumer and portable electronic devices, according to the announcement.

All models are also reflow solder compatible adding to their flexibility during the assembly process.

Meeting the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard, the UJ31-CH-3-MSMT-TR-67 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.

For more details for CUI’s waterproof USB connectors, click here. 



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