Q:    What is a DRB connector?

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


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for DRB connectors?

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

Q:    When should I use DRB connectors?

A:     DEUTSCH DRB 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. DRB connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DRB design strengths include flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower costs, and design flexibility. DRB connectors offer the designer the ability to use multiple size contacts within a single shell.

Key Features

Q:    What are the DRB connectors’ key features?

A:    DRB Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact sizes 4 (100 amps), 8 (60 amps), 12 (25 amps), 16 (13 amps), and 20 (7.5 amps)
  •     6-22 AWG (16.00-0.35 mm2)
  •     48, 60, 102, and 128 cavity arrangements
  •     Flange mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Jackscrew for mating
  •     Wedgelocks confirm contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for DRB connectors?

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


Q:    How durable are DRB connectors?

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


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for DRB connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for DRB connectors?
A:     IP68 rating


Q:    What is the vibration rating for DRB 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 DRB connectors?
A:     Current leakage less than 2 milliamps at 1500 volts AC.

Q:    What is the fluid resistance for DRB connectors?
A:     Connectors show no damage when exposed to most fluids used in industrial applications.

Q:    How moisture resistant are DRB 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 DRB connectors?

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


Q:    What material are DRB connector shells made of?

A:     DRB connector shells are made of rugged glass filled PA.


Q:    What are DRB connector grommets made of?
A:     DRB connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.

Q:    What material are DRB connector wedgelocks made of?
A:     DRB connector wedgelocks are made of glass filled PBT.

Q:    What material are the DRB connector receptacle interfacial seals made of?
A:     The DRB connector receptacle interfacial seals are made of silicone rubber.