Q:    What is an HDSCS connector?

A:     TE Connectivity’s HDSCS environmentally sealed connectors are designed for cable to cable and cable to device applications. The HDSCS connectors are used in harsh environment applications where even a small degradation in connection may be critical. 


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for HDSCS connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use HDSCS connectors?

A:     HDSCS connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, for motor controllers, solenoid interfaces, on the chassis, or in the cab. HDSCS connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. Rectangular, thermoplastic housings offer a wide operating temperature range and silicone rear wire and interface seals allow the connectors to withstand conditions of extreme temperature and moisture. The connectors feature an integrated slide lock for mating and integrated secondary locking device for contact alignment and retention.

Key Features

Q:    What are the HDSCS connectors’ key features?

A:     HDSCS Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact sizes 6.3/4.8K (up to 40 amps), 2.8 (up to 40 amps), and 1.5K (up to 20 amps)
  •     6.00-0.20 mm2
  •     2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, and 18 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line or flange mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Slide lock for mating
  •     Integrated secondary lock confirms contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for HDSCS connectors?

A:     Operating at temperatures -40°C to +140°C


Q:    How durable are HDSCS connectors?

A:     Up to 10 cycles (tin), up to 50 cycles (silver), up to 100 cycles (gold), see individual product specifications for additional details.


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for HDSCS connectors?

A:     500 volts DC, test acc. to ISO 16750-2 (4.12).


Q:    What is the immersion rating for HDSCS connectors?

A:     IP67 rating, IP6K9K with cover, for tab housings with flange, only by observing mounting instructions.


Q:    What is the vibration rating for HDSCS connectors?

A:     No physical damage of housings and contacts, no derogation of function; the connection may not open at 177 m/s2, 94 hours for each of the three axes. See product specification 108-94020 for full specifications.


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

A:     No flash over or breakdown between adjacent contacts and outer contour of the housing permitted at 500 volts AC and 50 or 60 Hz for 60 seconds.


Q:    What is the flammability rating for the HDSCS connectors?

A:     Product with a UL 94 V0 rated material is available


Q:    What is the voltage rating for the HDSCS Connectors?

A:     Up to 42 volts DC


Q:    What material are HDSCS connector shells made of?

A:     HDSCS connector shells are made of rugged glass filled PBT.


Q:    What material are HDSCS connector secondary locks made of?

A:     HDSCS connector secondary locks are made of rugged glass filled PBT.


Q:    What material are the HDSCS connector seals made of?

A:     The HDSCS connector seals are made of silicone rubber.