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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by Pete, Jun 16, 2010.

    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Hello all,

      I'm after 24V waterproof (splash proof) electrical connectors - similar to those used in and around car engines. Any idea where I might be able to find them or at least what the technical name is?

      I need to get electrical cables in a very damp atmosphere into a sealed box to a PCB, but would need to be able to disconnect them for access, convenience and sabotage. (2 out of the 3 anyway...)

      RS's only solution was a £10 inline water proof single terminal block which seems a bit expensive!

      Any pointers welcome!
       
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    3. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      A UK supplier of these, would be ideal!
       
    4. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Hi Pete. What IP rating and temperature range do you need?
      Souriau make pretty decent bayonet style plugs with bulkhead connectors http://www.souriau.com/
      You could also check out Harting http://www.harting.co.uk/ They make "push-pull" quick release connectors. LTW http://www.ltw-tech.com/ also have a wide choice and are perhaps a lower cost option.

      All have reps in the UK and you might be able to get hold of samples on RS/Farnell, or perhaps through Digikey or Mouser if you're really stuck!

      Hope this helps.
       
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      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Thanks for the link. I'm always on the lookout for options of this kind of thing and I didn't know about these guys.
       
    7. Allfat

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      In Agriculture stuff, we use a lot of Deutsch Connectors and also Weatherpack Connectors. I prefer the Deutsch because you can get a lot more connections in a much smaller space, and they seem to keep out water better than the weatherpacks do. Links below.

      http://www.laddinc.com/ - Deutsch

      http://www.delcity.net/ - Weatherpack
       

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