Military Style USB Connectors

Waterproof, Mil-Spec Style USB Connectors for Harsh Environments

Milnec’s new rugged USB connector systems meet the needs of the modern warfighter. These waterproof and durable USB 2.0 connectors are ideal for applications in battlefield communication systems, surveillance, and harsh industrial environments.

Military style USB connectors provide engineers with the ability to transform industry standard USB Type-A cord sets into ruggedized USB plugs and receptacles. The connectors are housed in advanced MIL-DTL-38999 Series III style metal shells with triple-start threads and a ratchet coupling ring that resists high vibration while maintaining a waterproof seal.

Milnec’s rugged USB connectors are the ideal solution for military and industrial applications that require standard USB connectors with IP67 environmental protection (when sealed with covers or mated to a TX06U plug). In addition, a full compliment of metal protective covers, sealing gaskets, and strain relief backshells are available for additional protection.

Military USB Connector

Military USB Plug • (TX06U)

Description

The Milnec TX06U USB plug will ruggedize any standard USB Type-A plug cord set to mate with TX00U and TX07U receptacles. It features a ratchet coupling ring with self-locking teeth that prevent disconnection in high-vibration environments. An O-ring seal and compression grommet provide environmental protection to the plug and cord. A protective cover is recommended to protect the connector when it is not mated. No tooling is required for assembly.

Materials & Finishes

Finish CodeFinishElectrically ConductiveRoHS CompliantAppearanceShell MaterialSalt Spray RatingRecommended Operating Temperature
NElectroless Nickel✔+Bright MetalAluminum48 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)
WOlive Drab CadmiunDrab Olive GreenAluminum500 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)

Military USB Receptacle • (TX00U)

Description

The Milnec TX00U USB receptacle will transform any standard USB Type-A plug cord set into a ruggedized USB receptacle without special tooling. An aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 style metal connector shell with triple-start stub threads ensures positive and secure mating to a matching TX06U plug for use in high-vibration and harsh environments. The TX00U receptacle is the ideal solution for industrial and military applications requiring a standard USB connector in a ruggedized enclosure. The feed-thru insert is 2.0 USB compliant and capable of 480Mbps data transmission. A protective cover is recommended to seal and protect the connector when not in use. A full compliment of metal protective covers, sealing gaskets, and strain relief backshells are available for additional protection.

Materials & Finishes

Finish CodeFinishElectrically ConductiveRoHS CompliantAppearanceShell MaterialSalt Spray RatingRecommended Operating Temperature
NElectroless Nickel✔+Bright MetalAluminum48 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)
WOlive Drab CadmiunDrab Olive GreenAluminum500 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)

Military USB Jam Nut Receptacle • (TX07U)

Description

The Milnec TX07U USB jam nut receptacle transforms any USB Type-A plug cord set into a ruggedized USB receptacle. Triple-start stub threads ensure positive mating in a high-vibration environment when paired with a TX06U plug. A single mounting hole design with an integrated O-ring provides the highest environmental protection for mission critical applications. The feed-thru insert is 2.0 USB compliant and capable of 480Mbps data transmission. A protective cover is recommended to protect the connector when it is not mated. A full compliment of metal protective covers and backshells is available for additional protection.

Materials & Finishes

Finish CodeFinishElectrically ConductiveRoHS CompliantAppearanceShell MaterialSalt Spray RatingRecommended Operating Temperature
NElectroless Nickel✔+Bright MetalAluminum48 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)
WOlive Drab CadmiunDrab Olive GreenAluminum500 hrs-67° to +185°F
(-55° to +85°C)

Military USB Dust Covers • (TXCP/TXCR)

Description

Protect your mil-spec USB connectors from damage and environmental exposure by covering them when not in use. The cover’s inner gasket provides complete environmental sealing, while the wire rope attachment keeps the cover close at hand.

Matching Cover Part Numbers

Cover
Part Number
Compatible
With
FinishDescription
TXCP-15WETX06U-WOlive DrabPlug Cover
with Eyelet Attachment
TXCP-15NETX06U-NElectroless Nickel
TXCR-15WETX00U-WOlive DrabWall Mount Receptacle Cover
with Eyelet Attachment
TXCR-15NETX00U-NElectroless Nickel
TXCR-15WJTX07U-WOlive DrabJam Nut Receptacle Cover
with Jam Nut Ring Attachment
TXCR-15NJTX07U-NElectroless Nickel

Military USB Mounting Gasket • (TXGE)

Description

TXGE gaskets will seal the space between flange-mounted receptacles and a panel to maintain the environmental integrity of your enclosure. They may be used in either rear or front mount receptacle installations.

Matching Gasket Part Number

Part NumberCompatible
With
Description
TXGE-15-R1TX00USealing Gasket

Military USB Mounting Bracket & Screws • (TXMB)

Description

Brackets designed for mounting flange connectors feature captive stainless steel locking nuts that prevent loose fasteners from falling into susceptible areas, which may cause equipment failure. Optional sealing screws with O-rings will effectively seal the mounting holes on your enclosure from water ingress.

Matching Mounting Bracket Part Numbers

Part NumberCompatible
With
Description
TXMB-15-R1TX00UMounting Bracket
TXMB-15-R1-AMounting Bracket With Sealing Screws