Connector Covers: Protect Your Ports!
Connector covers -- also referred to as caps or plugs -- can be necessary and often overlooked items. Covers are good components to have on hand to protect unused ports on valuable equipment. Why risk expensive electronic equipment when an inexpensive cover can prevent damage?
Applications include protection from:
Connector covers can be shielded to maintain a system's EMI integrity or non-shielded when EMI is not an issue. They are available in a variety of attachment methods:
Friction fit: Inserted into or around the protected connector.
Assembled fit: Usually secured to a mating connector using screws.
Some covers are IP (Ingress Protection) rated. In order for a cover to be IP rated it must pass stringent testing. IP protected covers are normally used with IP rated connector systems.
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