Q:    What is a DT connector?

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

Q:    What are the appropriate applications for DT connectors?

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

Q:    When should I use DT connectors?

A:    DEUTSCH DT connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, on motor controllers, solenoid interfaces, on the chassis, or in the cab. DT connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DT design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower costs, and design flexibility. DT connectors offer the designer the ability to use multiple size 16 contacts, each with 13 amp continuous capacity, within a single shell.

Key Features

Q:    What are the DT connectors’ key features?

A:     DT Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact size 16 (13 amps)
  •     14-20 AWG
  •     2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Integrated latch for mating
  •     Wedgelocks assure contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for DT connectors?
A:     Operating at temperatures -55°C to +125°C


Q:    How durable are DT connectors?
A:     No electrical or mechanical defects after 100 cycles of engagement and disengagement.

Q:    What is the insulation resistance for DT connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.

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

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

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

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

Q:    How moisture resistant are DT 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 DT connectors?
A:     No cracking, chipping or leaking after 20 test cycles from -55°C to +125°C.


Q:    What material are DT connector shells made of?

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

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

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

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