IP rating for BNC connector

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There's a CATV cupboard in one of the residencies which has BNC connectors in the cabling for some CCTV equipment.

This cupboard is exposed to the elements and whilst it is waterproofed to a degree, when the wind blows from a side angle, water does get in through the vents and door.

The property is due to be upgraded in terms of electrical power, and whilst I am not involved in the supply wiring, I have been asked to deal with the CCTV and SMATV cable to ensure it can be signed off.

I really don't want to change the connectors since they are crimped onto cable that is clipped neatly and is of a type that will not easily adapt to F-type (solid dielectric and the sticky braid ) . Does anybody know what classification a standard BNC connector , plus barrels, would have in terms of the IPXX standard ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code
 

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I suppose it begs the question, are the ones fitted rated with a high IP or are they cheap ones with a low IP rating used to glean a few pennies extra profit?

You can get IP67 rated ones according to a quick google search, but you can get IP30 ones too, so unless you know what's been fitted, it's a question of how long is a piece of string...
 

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Most BNCs used for CCTV are not as far as I know IP rated, although they do offer a certain degress of protection against moisture.

How about just wrapping them with self amalgamating tape?
 

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Even better heat shrink wrap tubing.
 
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