June 28, 2012
about 2 years ago
The bulgin buccaneer series is good for weather and water resistent sealing, but for true waterproof sealing, you need to be very familiar with how these plugs work and how to properly connect them.
I used two of these for a ROV I built half a year back. One was a two contact power and the other was an ethernet port. The Ethernet port sealed very nicely, but the power did not. It was probably due to the tight tolerances wire size and shape, but overall, they were difficult to use properly. The ethernet port was tested to be waterproofed up to 20 ft. I think Bulgin claims them to be waterproof tested at 10M for 1 or 2 weeks. The caps for the connectors also give the same sealing quality (even better sometimes), so they are good for just about any rugged environment.
I hope this helps with whoever that wishes to use these for waterproof purposes.
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