EYE on NPI – TE SUPERSEAL Pro Connectors #EyeOnNPI #DigiKey @TEConnectivity @DigiKey @Adafruit

(Video) Nothing is more annoying than a product with loose connections – it’s an extremely common failure for all sorts of electronic products, spending a lot on chips and PCBs and software and then skimping on the connector is no good. When we saw these new SUPERSEAL Pro connectors from TE pop up on digikey.com/new we really liked the look of them.

They’ve got locking, sealed connectors and wire-sealing nubs for contacts for ultra-durability in products like cars and trucks, but also anything else that vibrates or moves, or where things get yanked around and could be unplugged, or if there’s exposure to fluids or the outdoors. These connectors, when properly used, are IP67 to IP6K9K rated – they are waterproof and dust proof to a high degree.

The TE Connectivity (TE) SUPERSEAL Pro 2 position-sealed connector is a high-value connector for lower vibration chassis applications specially-designed to maintain electrical performance in sealed inline applications. It is constructed from UL 94 V0 flame-retardant material and the MCON 1.2 single wire seal (SWS) terminal enables accurate signal transfer in harsh environments. With color-coded TPA options, the SUPERSEAL Pro 2 position connector allows easy assembly.


  • Proven MCON 1.2 single wire seal terminals offering a 17 A current-carrying capacity and vibration resistance in compliance with USCAR-2
  • Sealing levels of IP67/IP68/IP6K9K (with backshell) with enhanced seal retention features
  • Flammability rating with UL 94 V-0 PBT material
  • Terminal retention and ensure proper position with standard terminal position assurance (TPA)
  • Easy assembly with pre-assembled, color-coded TPA options
  • Cost-effective, sealed in-line solutions

This series comes in 2 and 3 pin options, so they are good for power, lighting, or simple sensors. And they look great, you can tell the industrial design engineer behind these connectors really put a lot of care into the design. The connector sets I picked up are free-hanging but they have slides on the side for attaching to a panel or plate if you don’t want them to dangle. They have a locking clasp that can be undone with two steps (slide then tilt) for unlocking – these are definitely not coming open by accident no matter how much they’re shaken! But they also aren’t too expensive, under a dollar in quantity, with a lot of options for plugs, sockets, pins and back-shells so you can mix and match the set-up you need.

It’s always great to see high quality connector options used in industry and automotive available at low-scale manufacturing prices and quantities. Check out the full series at Digi-Key for the next time you need a super-solid, SUPERSEAL Pro 2 connector! Order today and get it tomorrow morning!

Digi-Key short link: https://www.digikey.com/short/z05r0v

While you wait for the package to make its way to you, check out this great video from TE on how to get the best crimps for making connectors:

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