Many industries look for rugged connector solutions that can withstand high temperatures and different climatic conditions with high durability. Amphenol ICC  offers a wide range of harsh environment connectors for such application requirements. Almost all of the products in our harsh connector series are equipped with waterproofing. This is accomplished through specialized sealing based on ingress protection standards.

The article discusses five of these waterproof solutions.

Waterproof Micro USB 2.0

Amphenol ICC's Waterproof Micro USB 2.0 is a fully shielded connector that gives comprehensive protection from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI), and Electromagnetic Discharge (ESD). Equipped with 5 circuits capable of 480Mb/s high-speed transmissions, these USB connectors support fast charging with 1.8A power contacts and is capable to support up to 3A for customized needs. These are the smallest USB 2.0 interface and can be used for miniature applications. The rugged Gold-plated leaf contact prevents corrosion and optimized design structure with epoxy glue-based plastic sealing meets IPX4 ratings.

Waterproof USB Type C

Waterproof USB Type C are next-generation connector interfaces which are compatible with a variety of protocols such as USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, Gen 2 and meet SuperSpeed communication 10Gb/s, 5A, and 20V power supply. Its reversible plug and cable orientation make it ideal for emerging product designs. These connectors have waterproof glue, O-ring added and liquid insert-mold implemented in the front end of the shell, meeting IPX2 to IPX8 ratings. The terminals are also designed with excellent copper alloy metals for the extended current rating.

Waterproof D-Subminiature

Amphenol ICC's IP67 Waterproof D-Subminiature product line offers the terminations for board and cable ends, bringing down the overall cost of cable assembly and connectors significantly. Each termination variant has both socket and plug connectors and the machined contacts provide robustness and reliability. These connectors make a perfect choice for applications requiring high reliability with its metal shells for EMI and grounding dimples for the plug. 


OCTIS I/O system is a  compact, high-speed signal and power connector using multiple industry standard interfaces. Lightning protection, waterproof sealing, and a rugged weatherproof design make it ideal for use in harsh environment applications.


VerIO Connector features multiple standard connector interfaces such as RJ45, PoE (Power over Ethernet), Signal, Power and Hybrid. This versatile, robust and compact I/O system is ideal for industrial applications as well as harsh indoor or outdoor environments. The rugged design makes it wear and tear resistant and the  IP67 rating makes it waterproof.

We have more waterproof connectors for harsh environment applications. Stay tuned for more information.