Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock on Switchcraft, Inc.’s sealed power plugs and jacks.

Switchcraft’s sealed power plugs and jacks are available for purchase on Digi-Key’s global websites and will be featured in future print and online catalogs.

These weather resistant, waterproof power plugs and jacks are designed for use in harsh environments and have an IP68/NEMA 250 (6P) rating. These connectors are available in several pin diameters and are rated to carry 5A up to 30VDC at 65°C. The sealed power plugs and jacks are designed for outdoor, medical and lighting conditions in which a weather resistant or waterproof connection is required.

Features of Switchcraft’s sealed power plugs and jacks include multiple pin diameters, automatic AC-to-DC switchover allowed by sleeve shunt spring, an optional IP rated cap (JCAP) that protects the jack when not in use, and available over-molded options. Applications include outdoor power supplies, medical equipment, and lighting connections.

“Switchcraft is a leading manufacturer of harsh environment connectors and custom molded cable assemblies,” said Jeff Shafer, Digi-Key’s vice president of interconnect, passive and electromechanical product. “Digi-Key’s partnership with Switchcraft allows our customers to choose from a broad array of jacks, plugs, connectors, switches and more to meet their design needs. We are confident Switchcraft’s new sealed power plugs and jacks will prove to be beneficial to our customers.”

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