Q:    What is a DTP connector?

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


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for DTP connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use DTP connectors?

A:     DEUTSCH DTP connectors provide reliability and performance on the engine or transmission, under the hood, on power control units, on the chassis, or in the cab. DTP connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DTP design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower costs, and design flexibility. DTP connectors offer the designer the ability to use multiple size 12 contacts, each with 25 amp continuous capacity, within a single shell.

Key Features

Q:    What are the DTP connectors’ key features?

A:     DTP Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact size 12 (25 amps)
  •     10-14 AWG (6.00-2.00 mm2)
  •     2 and 4 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  •     Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  •     Integrated latch for mating
  •     Wedgelocks confirm contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for DTP connectors?

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


Q:    How durable are DTP connectors?

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


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for DTP connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for DTP connectors?

A:     IP68 rating


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

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


Q:    What is the fluid resistance for DTP connectors?

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


Q:    How moisture resistant are DTP 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 DTP connectors?

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


Q:    What material are DTP connector shells made of?

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


Q:    What are DTP connector grommets made of?

A:     DTP connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.


Q:    What material are DTP connector wedgelocks made of?

A:     DTP connector insert retainers are made of rugged glass filled PBT. 


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

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