NEW PRODUCT – Waterproof Polarized 4-Wire Cable Set
NEW PRODUCT – Waterproof Polarized 4-Wire Cable Set. Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! We now have very useful 4-wire polarized cable sets in a waterproof variety. These cable sets are ideal for projects that must weather the weather: dust, water, rain, snow, tornado (not volcano proof!). Each cable has 4 color-coded conductors (red, black, white yellow) that match between the sides, for easy wiring and connectors are polarized so you can’t plug them in wrong. They are a little bulky the o-ring and removable over-screw. The o-ring is what makes the waterproof seal, and the over-screw keeps the two halves connected solidly
Comes as a set of two cables – one plug and one jack. The total length of the connected cables is 16″ (40cm).
Each half has a 7″ long cable (not including the connector part)
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That’s great – Will come in very handy for those projects exposed to the outdoors (I have ideas about a camera project I’ve been kicking around). Will you be carrying cable glands in the appropriate size for getting the cables in and out of enclosures in a water-resistant manner as well?
@Seamus – can you post some links to some good/reasonably priced ones we can check out?
Cool, are these truely waterproof, or more weather/moisture proof? If they are waterproof whats the depth rating they are waterfroof to, will they surivive a trip to 200feet of sea water?
Looking in the parts bin, I have some that I got a while back for sealing up coax feeds into some outdoor balun boxes. Digikey part number 377-1631-ND has been keeping them nice and dry through more than two years of exposure:
I used them heavily for Logo Glowego, the LED sculpture project I did with 12m of your digital LED strip. They stood up to nearly a week in the east Maui rain/winds. I will recommend them highly… although it would probably be good to get some of waterproof heatshrink tubing to go with these. I found outdoor phone wire works quite well for the longer runs.
“@britt – have links to good, reasonably priced ones that match these?”
Um… I was kinda’ hoping your supplier would have that info???
@adafruit, I know what the product name is that’s obvious, but what’s the name of the connector?
@mike, there isn’t a specific name that we’ve seen, other than “4 pin” or “4 wire”.
@adafruit Did you consider selling this as a male to female cable rather then male and female to pigtails. You could then always make a short male and a long female or use these as extensions without having to solder them back together. The cable would have been more useful that way.