HDSCS Connectors


Our HDSCS connector series is designed to meet the rigorous demands of the commercial vehicle industry and off-road applications that require the highest standards of performance. Made from a rugged UL94 V-0-rated thermoplastic, HDSCS connectors have an integrated secondary lock with a poka-yoke feature that can be used for inline or flange-mounted applications in a wire-to-wire or wire-to-device configuration. Rated to IP67 and IP6K9K (when used with a backshell), HDSCS connectors are available in 5 housing sizes with 4 keying options. They are offered in arrangements ranging from 2 to 18 positions. Solutions for CAN bus architecture are also available. Accessories include backshells, protection caps, cavity plugs, and fixing slides.

Product Features:

Specs for HDSCS connectors
  • 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
  • Meet CAN Bus protocol specifications according to SAE J1939 standard
  • Available accessories: Backshells, fixing slides, protection caps, blind plugs and sealing plugs



The HDSCS is one of the most complete series with the highest flexibility in configurations. It is still growing based on customer needs and market trends!
  1. HDSCS Connector Overview & Assembly Instructions (English)

Learn about our rugged HDSCS connectors for harsh environment applications. Watch this video for an overview of the connectors and for step-by-step instructions on inserting and removing contacts, as well as mating and unmating.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.