Cinch Connectivity Solutions . November 22, 2022

Cinch Connectivity Announces Johnson AquaConn Family of Waterproof Connectors and Adapters

Johnson AquaConn family of IP68-rated InterconnectLombard, IL [Nov 29, 2022] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of the Johnson AquaConn family of IP68-rated Interconnect, designed for underwater applications in mil-aero, transportation, oil & gas, marine and the industrial internet of things (IIoT).

Specific applications include, but are not limited to:

  • LAN Routers
  • Base stations
  • Satellite Communication Equipment
  • Phased Array Radar systems
  • Airborne Ground Radar
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO)
  • Active Antennas

The AquaConn family consists of SMA and TNC connectors, along with same series and between series adapters across the SMA, TNC, MCX, and MMCX families. The parts are available in stainless steel and brass.

All products in this family are rated IP68, providing maximum liquid ingress protection, and also maximum solid particle protection. The connectors and adapters are all waterproof in unmated condition. These solutions provide industry-leading waterproof performance.

The items in this product line include:


SMA Bulkhead Jack, Solder Pot Contact


SMA Bulkhead Jack, Tab Contact


SMA Bulkhead Jack, Post Contact


SMA Jack to SMA Jack Bulkhead Adapter


SMA Jack to MCX Bulkhead Adapter with Hex Nut


SMA Jack to MMCX Jack Bulkhead Adapter


SMA Jack to MCX Bulkhead Adapter without Hex Nut


TNC Jack to SMA Jack Bulkhead Adapter


TNC Jack to MCX Bulkhead Adapter


TNC Jack to MCX Bulkhead Adapter with Hex Nut


SMA Crimp Plug, RG174/RG316/LMR100


SMA Crimp Bulkhead Jack, RG174/RG316/LMR100


TNC Straight Crimp Plug, RG316


TNC Straight Clamp Plug, RG316


TNC Bulkhead Mount Jack, 0.085" Cable (Front Mount)


TNC R/A Crimp Plug, RG316 (Low Profile)

Parts with the SMA designation operate up to 18 GHz. TNC parts are larger, more rugged, and operate to 11 GHz.

The waterproof connectors and adapters are available from major distributors including Digi-Key, Newark, Farnell, Heilind, and Mouser. Pricing is competitive for products that meet IP68 standard requirements.

For more information about this family of Johnson AquaConn waterproof adapters and connectors, visit the AquaConn product page, or visit our website at

About Cinch
Cinch is a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB). Bel designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that include circuit protection, connectors, cable assemblies, discrete components, magnetics and power supplies. Cinch serves a global market and operates facilities around the world.

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