TE New Product Announcement: IP68 Waterproof Micro USB 2.0 Connector

IP68 Waterproof Micro USB 2.0 Connector

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You are designing the new, slimmer devices your customers take everywhere. We designed our new IP68 waterproof micro USB 2.0 connector to help protect your design.

October 31, 2014

TE Connectivity (TE) introduces its IP68 waterproof micro USB 2.0 connector, an upgrade to the IP57 splash-proof model, to provide stronger protection for today’s smaller and thinner mobile devices against the ingression of water and solid objects such as dust.


The IP (ingress protection) rating specifies the degree of protection against either solid objects or liquid. The first digit describes the protection against solid objects, while the second digit indicates the protection against liquid. The higher the number, the better the protection. The IP68 connector remains intact at a water depth of 1.5m for a minimum of 30 minutes, which is one of the highest standards of available relevant products in the market.


TE’s waterproof micro USB connectors use a metal injection molded (MIM) shell to achieve the IP68 standard. The stainless steel metal injected shell replaces the traditional stamped and formed shell — which typically contains a lot of holes and is less usable for waterproof connectors — to provide best possible strength against wrenching and false insertion and reduce the shell height by 0.3mm.

IP68 USB 2.0 Connector

Key Features
  • Connector dimensions are 3.04mm in height, 17.8mm in width (with ears), and 7.9mm in depth.
  • The staggered contact provides improved signal separation, as well as enhanced mechanical stability.
  • The MIM shell provides the lowest height possible with the metal shield and waterproof structure integrated in one piece. It provides a strong, 3D-molded structure.

Waterproof Micro USB

Key Applications
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Wearable devices
  • Home electronic devices

About TE

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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