NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—L-com Global Connectivity, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, recently released a new line of IP68-rated, USB 2.0 cable assemblies designed for use in harsh environment connectivity applications, the company said in a press release.

The new U3A00064-series cables feature a USB 2.0, Type-C, waterproof, IP68-rated connector on one end of the assembly, and a standard USB 2.0 Type-A connector on the other end. Additional features include gold-plated contacts that are reported to stand up to repeated mating cycles, 32/24/28 AWG cable, and double shielding to reduce the effects of electromagnetic interference and radio-frequency interference (EMI/RFI).

In addition to the new U3A00064 cable assemblies, L-com has also introduced a new waterproof, panel-mount, Type-C connector with PC tails that is also IP68-rated. The U3B00001 has threaded couplings and an O-ring seal to protect  against water and dust.

“The addition of these new IP68-rated USB connectivity products complements our extensive line of waterproof USB interconnects designed for use in harsh, demanding environments,” said Brian Gates, product manager, in a statement. “These new products address the growing need for USB Type-C applications that are now being implemented in harsh, industrial applications.”

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