Circular Connector Dust Caps

Circular connector dust caps are to provide environmental protection for circular connectors in both threaded and bayonet versions. Originally designed to meet military standards, they are used with rugged connectors in harsh environments.


Adding a circular connecter dust cap you your connectors can help you achieve an IP rating standard that might be crucial to achieve a safety standard for your circular connector. Dustcaps will help prevent the ingress of water, dust, sand and dirt get into your connector.



What are circular connector dust caps used for?


Circular connector dust caps protect and plug connectors and other wire harness components from physical damage. The cap works as a seal against particles, moisture and other possible contaminants.



Types of circular connector dust caps:



  • Fibre dust caps: Fibre dust caps include a fibre cord. The fibre cord can be used to secure the cap and connector to ensure safety.

  • Connector dust caps with chains: Dustcaps with chains can be used in harsher environments, thanks to the plating of the cord.

  • Port dust caps: Threaded onto connector adapters to provide protection from outside elements such as harsh weather conditions.

  • TPE: TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) material that is both durable and solid and can be used in both harsh and non-harsh environments for versatility.



IP Ratings:


An IP (ingress protection) rating is the rating backed by standard IEC 60529 to tell you how waterproof/dust-proof a component is. IP ratings are made up from two letters (IP) and two numbers. The numbers refer to different levels of protection, as seen below.


The first number relates to how protected against solids the item is while the second number is how protected it'll be against liquids.



  • IP66 - Fully dust tight with the ability to handle powerful water jets up close. (Not submersible).

  • IP67 - Fully dust tight again, however, has the ability to withstand immersion up to 1m.

  • IP68 - Dust tight and can be submerged up to 1m+.

  • IP69 & IP69K - Completly dust tight and can be submerged for long amounts of time in 1m+ depths. IP69K can handle hot pressures and steams.


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RS Stock No. 805-1728
BrandRS PRO
£1.50
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Female - - Cliffcon 68 Series IP68 Yes - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 181-3544
BrandRS PRO
£0.412
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RS Stock No. 181-1462
BrandRS PRO
£0.424
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- - - - IP68 - Nylon 66 - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 181-1465
BrandRS PRO
£0.485
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- - - - IP68 - Nylon 66 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-7952
BrandRS PRO
£4.37
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- - - - IP67 Yes Plastic Yes - Black - - - -
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RS Stock No. 181-1461
BrandRS PRO
£0.325
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- - - - IP68 - Nylon 66 - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 181-1464
BrandRS PRO
£0.454
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- - - - IP68 - Nylon 66 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-7954
BrandRS PRO
£4.37
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- - - - IP67 Yes Plastic Yes - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-7953
BrandRS PRO
£4.37
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- - - - IP67 Yes Plastic Yes - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 504-4588
Mfr. Part No.PX0733
BrandBulgin
£1.66
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Female - - Standard Series Buccaneer IP68 Yes - Yes - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 489-419
Mfr. Part No.PX0733/PX0734
BrandBulgin
£2.56
1 Kit
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- - - Standard Series Buccaneer IP68 Yes - Yes - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 298-2718
Mfr. Part No.97-60-14
£6.26
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Male 14 MIL-DTL-5015 97 IP66 No Aluminium Yes Olive Drab Cadmium Black - 9760 - -
RS Stock No. 190-2508
Mfr. Part No.97-60-14
£5.468
Each (In a Bag of 120)
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Male 14 MIL-DTL-5015 97 IP66 No Aluminium Yes Olive Drab Cadmium Black - 9760 - -
RS Stock No. 468-6248
Mfr. Part No.PX0835
BrandBulgin
£3.14
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- - - - IP68 Yes - Yes - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 690-3996
Mfr. Part No.C016 00V000 000 12
£6.48
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Plug 2 - Eco-Mate IP65 - Nylon Yes - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 446-3411
Mfr. Part No.67-0300
BrandBrad
£6.29
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Female - - 130058 IP67 - Nylon Yes - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 426-1243
Mfr. Part No.PX0480
BrandBulgin
£1.84
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- - - Buccaneer 400 IP68 Yes - Yes - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 174-1686
Mfr. Part No.PX0480
BrandBulgin
£1.804
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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Plug - - Buccaneer 400 IP68 Yes - Yes - Blue - 400 - -
RS Stock No. 344-4302
Mfr. Part No.PX0960
BrandBulgin
£4.36
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- - - Buccaneer 900 IP68 - Nylon - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.PX0970
BrandBulgin
£7.37
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