Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Plastic USB Connectors survive harsh industrial environments.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 16, 2011 - Enabling USB connections in harsh environments, USBAP products are specifically suited for such application as access points on telecom equipment, video controls, robotics, and industrial process automation. Product range features encapsulated rugged USB wires, receptacles with protective automatic cap, and waterproof USB Memory key with 2-8 GB capacity. Protected to IP67, series operates from -40 to +85°C.

Original Press Release

Plastic USBField

Press release date: Dec 14, 2011

The Amphenol USBField range is a pioneer in the field of USB connections for harsh environments. Today, Amphenol extends its range by proposing a plastic version USB called USBAP for industrial markets.

Both robust and economical, this new range of products is specially adapted for applications for access points on telecoms equipment, video controls, robotics, and industrial process automationsamong others.

The solution is complete and the range is available in encapsulated rugged USB wires, as well as receptacles integrating an automatic cap (which automatically protects the receptacle when the plug is unmated) and waterproof USB Memory key with a capacity of 2 to 8 GB.

This new series offers optimal protection for use in severe environments. It is IP67 rated (1hr under 1m water). In mated condition, the plug is connected to the receptacle or in USB Memory Key versions. In the unmated mode, when the receptacle is fitted to its self closing cap, the protection is IP54 (dust and water).

The temperature range is from - 40°C to + 85°C.

For more information, download the specification sheet available at the following link