Q:    What is an AEC connector?

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


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for AEC connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use AEC connectors?

A:     DEUTSCH AEC connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, on power control units, bulkheads, on the chassis, or in the cab. AEC connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. AEC connectors offer the designer the ability to use 40 size 16 DEUTSCH contacts within a single shell. 

Key Features

Q:    What are the AEC connectors’ key features?

A:     AEC Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact size 16 (13 amps)
  •     14-20 AWG (2.50-0.50 mm2)
  •     40 cavity arrangement
  •     In-line mount
  •     Square, thermoplastic housing
  •     Jackscrew for mating

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for AEC connectors?

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


Q:    How durable are AEC connectors?

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


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for AEC connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for AEC connectors?

A:     IP68 rating


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

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


Q:    What is the fluid resistance for AEC connectors?

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


Q:    How moisture resistant are AEC 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 AEC connectors?

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


Q:    What material are AEC connector shells made of?

A:     AEC connector shells are made of rugged thermoplastic.


Q:    What are AEC connector grommets made of?

A:     AEC connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.


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

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