The metal shell U-MATE series is derived from the highly successful WET-CON range of connectors. The design of the underwater mateable U-MATE incorporates gold plated electrical contacts, individual contact sealing and positive keying on the metal shell. Proven sealing technology and heavy duty Acme threads are used in the production of these connectors. 316L Stainless Steel is used as the standard shell material, but optional materials such as Titanium, DGS 1043 and Inconel® are also available.
Although the U-MATE series is still available, we would only recommend using it for existing programs that already utilize U-MATE connectors. For all new applications we would suggest the next generation SEA-MATE connector range. This connector series has many of the original features as those of the U-MATE connectors including, positive keying and proven underwater mating technology but offers greater flexibility to the customer with full oil filled capability and increased contact configurations.