IP68 Connectors are connectors which achieve the IP standard 68.
The IP68 rating means it is totally sealed against ingress from dust and is protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure. The connector is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the connector manufacturer.
IP Ratings: (Ingress Protection or International Protection)
The Ingress Protection rating system is a classification system showing the degrees of protection from solid objects and liquids. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects, normally dust in relation to connectors. If the first number is 0, there is no protection provided. The number 6 is for total protection against dust. The second number of the IP rating system refers to protection against liquids. An 8 indicates protection against immersion below 1 metre.
Complete Electronics Ltd have a wide range of IP68 rated waterproof connectors from Amphenol, Bulgin, Hirschmann, Lumberg Automation and INC. These manufacturers have a choice of waterproof rectangular connectors, circular connectors, MIL spec connectors and data connectors which have the IP68 ingress protection rating.