Updated: December 28th, 2019

End products intended for use in harsh applications are often potted or overmolded to make them impact-resistant and/or waterproof. Although beneficial for the end consumer, this final encapsulation process can negatively affect the electrical and mechanical integrity of the product’s connections. 



With so many connector options available, it can be difficult to filter through the technical attributes of each and select the best solution for a particular application. Steady market demand for expanded connectivity (e.g., the IoT) has resulted in the smartening of an exponential array of products. As such, connectors – along with other advanced electronics – are now desi