Q:    What is an HD10 connector?

A:     DEUTSCH HD10 environmentally sealed connectors are designed for cable to cable and cable to board applications. The HD10 connectors are used in harsh environment applications where even a small degradation in connection may be critical. 


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use HD10 connectors?

A:     DEUTSCH HD10 connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, on controllers, as a data link connector for diagnostics, on the chassis, or in the cab. HD10 connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The HD10 design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower costs, and design flexibility. HD10 connectors offer the designer the ability to use multiple size contacts within a single shell. Several accessories are available including backshells, strain relief, and dust caps.

Key Features

Q:    What are the HD10 connectors’ key features?

A:     HD10 Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact sizes 4 (100 amps), 12 (25 amps), and 16 (13 amps)
  •     6-20 AWG (16.00-0.50 mm2)
  •     3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  •     Circular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Coupling ring for mating

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    How durable are HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for HD10 connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for HD10 connectors?

A:     IP68 rating


Q:    What is the vibration rating for HD10 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 HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    What is the fluid resistance for HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    How moisture resistant are HD10 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 HD10 connectors?

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


Q:    What material are HD10 connector shells made of?

A:     HD10 connector shells are made of rugged thermoplastic.


Q:    What are HD10 connector grommets made of?

A:     HD10 connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.


Q:    What material are the HD10 connector receptacle interfacial seals made of?

A:     The HD10 connector receptacle interfacial seals are made of silicone rubber.