Weather Sealing Cable Connections

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I'm building a circuit that will go into a diecast aluminum box such as this one: http://www.minute-man.com/acatalog/Sealed_Die_Cast_Aluminum_Enclosures.html.

I'm looking for a way to get a six or eight conductor cable (Cat-5, although this application doesn't use Ethernet) into the box so that it's weather sealed. The box will be mounted on the roof of my house and will be exposed to sun, wind, and rain. I'd prefer some kind of quick disconnect connector rather than hard wiring the cable into the box.

Any suggestions?

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A compression gland is normally what is used to pass a cable into the enclosure. If you want a connector, then you'll need an IP65/66/67 rated connector.

Bulgin and Samtec have industrial RJ45 connectors that may be suitable.

You didn't specify conductor size of current/voltage requirements or your location in the world.

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The cable will be a standard Cat-5e cable with one pair carrying 12v DC at 500mA and two other pairs carrying an RS-422 link.

I'm in California.

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Maybe the Molex MX150L is an option?