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The WetLink Penetrator is a compression gland cable penetrator to seal electrical cables as they pass into a device or enclosure. Each set includes a bulkhead, seal, plug, O-ring, and nut. It’s rated to 950 meter (3,116 feet) water depth when used with officially recommended cables! We recommend the WetLink Plug Wrench and WetLink Assembly Block to ease with assembly!

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SKU: WLP-VP
HS Code: 7616.10.7030

Product Description

The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is our patent-pending, next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and compared to subsea connectors or penetrators, the WetLink Penetrator is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability that you can count on.

The WetLink Penetrator can be installed in seconds and doesn’t require any adhesives, potting compounds, or rubber molding. It’s the easiest to use solution out there!

The concept behind the WetLink Penetrator is simple: a cable and rubber seal are installed into a bulkhead and then compressed such that a high-pressure seal is formed. That pressure also holds the cable in place and strain relieves it against it being tugged or pulled out.

Despite the simplicity of the concept, we’ve put a lot of attention into the details to ensure absolute reliability. The WetLink Penetrator was put through a rigorous testing and validation process in which we tested thousands of samples through extreme conditions: high pressure, hot and cold temperatures, high electrical current, accelerated aging, and mechanical strain. Our results demonstrate reliability that you can count on in your application.

The WetLink Penetrator can be used on a variety of cables, but the design has been officially tested and validated on specific cables. Our official specifications only apply when used on tested and validated cables, which you can see in the Technical Details tab.

The WetLink Penetrator can be assembled with typical hand tools, but we recommend the WLP Wrench and WLP Assembly Block to ease with assembly, especially if you’ll be putting together more than a few!

Product Description

The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is our patent-pending, next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and compared to subsea connectors or penetrators, the WetLink Penetrator is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability that you can count on.

The WetLink Penetrator can be installed in seconds and doesn’t require any adhesives, potting compounds, or rubber molding. It’s the easiest to use solution out there!

The concept behind the WetLink Penetrator is simple: a cable and rubber seal are installed into a bulkhead and then compressed such that a high-pressure seal is formed. That pressure also holds the cable in place and strain relieves it against it being tugged or pulled out.

Despite the simplicity of the concept, we’ve put a lot of attention into the details to ensure absolute reliability. The WetLink Penetrator was put through a rigorous testing and validation process in which we tested thousands of samples through extreme conditions: high pressure, hot and cold temperatures, high electrical current, accelerated aging, and mechanical strain. Our results demonstrate reliability that you can count on in your application.

The WetLink Penetrator can be used on a variety of cables, but the design has been officially tested and validated on specific cables. Our official specifications only apply when used on tested and validated cables, which you can see in the Technical Details tab.

The WetLink Penetrator can be assembled with typical hand tools, but we recommend the WLP Wrench and WLP Assembly Block to ease with assembly, especially if you’ll be putting together more than a few!

For each unit, the following items are included for the selected cable diameter size and bulkhead size.

  • 1 x WLP Bulkhead
  • 1 x WLP Plug
  • 1 x WLP Seal
  • 1 x WLP Nut
  • 1 x O-Ring

Specifications

WLP-TECHNICAL-SPECS-DIAGRAM
ParameterValue
Performance Characteristics¹ (validated on officially supported cables only)
Maximum Rated Depth (seawater)950 m3116 ft
Design Lifetime²3 years or 500 cycles to rated depth
Temperature Rating (air)³-25 to 60°C-13 to 140°F
Temperature Rating (water)-4 to 40°C32 to 104°F
Officially Supported Cables
3 conductor, 16 AWGThruster Cable
In Water Maximum Continuous Current⁴48A (T200 @ 16V, full throttle)
Physical Cable Compatibility¹
Cable Jacket Diameter (G)6.0 mm - 6.5 mm0.236 in - 0.256 in
Max Conductor Group Diameter (H)4.2 mm0.165 in
Tools
Recommended Bulkhead WrenchWL-M10-BULKHEAD-WRENCH
Recommended Plug WrenchWLP-14MM-PLUG-WRENCH
Physical
Seal Size (A)6.5 mm
Seal MaterialFKM (70A)
Bulkhead Size (B)M10
Bulkhead Thread Pitch (C)1.5 mm
Bulkhead/Nut Flats (D)16 mm
O-ring Size (E)-013 Buna-N 70A
Plug Hex Size (F)14 mm
Nut Height (I)8 mm0.315 in
Nut Slot Width (J)5 mm0.197 in
Overall Assembled Height from Endcap (K)24 mm0.944 in
Overall Thread Length (L)20 mm0.787 in
Overall Outer Diameter (M)18 mm0.708 in
Recommended Bulkhead Through Hole Size10.2 mm
Bulkhead Material6061-T6 Aluminum
Plug Material6061-T6 Aluminum
In Air Assembly Weight (no cable or nut)13.2 g
In Water Weight (no cable or nut)4.7 g
Nut Weight3.0 g
Torque Specifications
Bulkhead-Endcap or Nut-Bulkhead3.5 Nm
Plug14 Nm

¹ Performance may vary on unsupported cables and it is up to the customer to determine suitability for their application.

² Design life was used to inform testing in an accelerated environment, does not reflect warranty period.

³ Sustained high temperatures can lead to performance loss over long periods of time.

Calculated as the sum of current through all conductors in parallel, applies only to officially supported cable.

3D Models

WLP-M10-6.5MM-R1 (.zip)

Revision History

8 June 2021

  • WLP-M10-6.5MM-R1 – Initial release

Guides

WetLink Penetrator Assembly Guide
The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is our next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables. This guide will show you how to assemble a WetLink Penetrator using our WLP assembly tools or common hand tools.

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