Q:    What is a DRC connector?

A:     DEUTSCH DRC environmentally sealed connectors are designed for cable to cable, cable to board, and cable to device applications . DRC connectors are used in harsh environment applications where even a small degradation in connection may be critical.


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for DRC connectors?

A:     Truck, Bus, Off-highway, Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Emergency Vehicles, Forestry, Recreational, Marine, Motorcycle.


Q:    When should I use DRC connectors?

A:     DEUTSCH DRC connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, for power control units, bulkheads, on the chassis, or in the cab. DRC connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DRC design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower costs, and design flexibility. DRC connectors offer the designer the ability to use multiple size contacts within a single shell. 

Key Features

Q:    What are the DRC connectors’ key features?

A:     DRC Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact sizes 16 (13 amps), and 20 (7.5 amps)
  •     14-22 AWG (2.50-0.35 mm2)
  •     24, 38, 40, 50, 60, 64, 70, and 76 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Jackscrew for mating


Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for DRC connectors?

A:     Operating at temperatures -55°C to +125°C

Q:    How durable are DRC connectors?

A:     No electrical or mechanical defects after 100 cycles of engagement and disengagement.


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for DRC connectors?

A:    1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for DRC connectors?

A:    IP68 rating


Q:    What is the vibration rating for DRC connectors?

A:    No unlocking or unmating and exhibits no mechanical or physical damage after sinusoidal vibration levels of 20 G’s at 10 to 2000 Hz in each of the three mutually perpendicular planes. No electrical discontinuities longer than 1 microsecond.


Q:    How much dielectric withstanding voltage for the DRC connectors?

A:     Current leakage less than 2 milliamps at 1500 volts AC.


Q:    What is the fluid resistance for DRC connectors?

A:     Connectors show no damage when exposed to most fluids used in industrial applications.


Q:    How moisture resistant are DRC connectors?

A:     Properly wired and mated connections will withstand immersion under three feet of water without loss of electronic qualities or leakage.


Q:    What are the thermal cycle specifications for DRC connectors?

A:     No cracking, chipping or leaking after 20 test cycles from -55°C to +125°C.



Q:    What material are DRC connector shells made of?

A:     DRC connector shells are made of rugged glass filled PA, glass filled PPS.


Q:    What are DRC connector grommets made of?

A:     DRC connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.


Q:    What material are the DRC connector receptacle interfacial seals made of?

A:     The DRC connector receptacle interfacial seals are made of silicone rubber.