Featured Product: IP68 Waterproof Micro USB 2.0 Connector

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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 is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

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