Amphenol Industrial Global Operations now offers a line of high-performance, rugged, and reliable underwater electrical connectors for deep submersion applications. The Submariner series of subsurface wet- and dry-mate connectors can be used in depths up to 6,000 meters (underwater pressure of up to 600 bar).
The connector is ideal for use by the military and government, diving equipment manufacturers, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) manufacturers, as well as deep submergence science and research projects.
The Submariner series of deep submersion connectors includes dry-mate connectors that are fully compatible with similar products in the industry. For example, these new connectors can be interchanged with existing connections in an ROV, without having to replace all of the vehicle’s connections.
Designed to meet the rapid growth and rising demand in the global ROV market, the new Submariner series uses Amphenol’s molding and adhesion expertise to offer an optional molded-to-cable feature. This feature ensures that the seal between the cable and connector remains intact under water. All polymer-to-metal bonding surfaces are carefully sandblasted, cleaned, primed, and molded. The rugged metal shells and recessed pins assure reliable performance in the most demanding environments.
Available in three different shell sizes and a variety of configurations, Amphenol’s Submariner series features wire gauges from 10 AWG to 20 AWG, a maximum operating voltage of 600 V, and operating temperatures ranging from -5ºC to 65ºC.
For longer life and prolonged mating cycles, each connector is designed with gold-plated contacts per MIL-G 45204 at 30 microns. Cable assemblies and pigtails are available.