Q:    What is a STRIKE connector?

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


Q:    What are the appropriate applications for STRIKE connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use STRIKE connectors?

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

Key Features

Q:    What are the STRIKE connectors’ key features?

A:     STRIKE Connector Key Features:

  •     Accepts contact sizes 16 (13 amps) and 20 (7.5 amps)
  •     14-22 AWG (2.50-0.35 mm2)
  •     32 and 64 cavity arrangements
  •     In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  •     Square, thermoplastic housing
  •     Lever for mating
  •     TPA confirms contact alignment and retention

Performance/ Specifications

Q:    What is the temperature range for STRIKE connectors?

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


Q:    How durable are STRIKE connectors?

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


Q:    What is the insulation resistance for STRIKE connectors?

A:     1000 megohms minimum at 25°C.


Q:    What is the immersion rating for STRIKE connectors?

A:     IP68 rating


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

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


Q:    What is the fluid resistance for STRIKE connectors?

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


Q:    How moisture resistant are STRIKE 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 STRIKE connectors?

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


Q:    What material are STRIKE connector shells made of?

A:     STRIKE connector shells are made of rugged glass filled PBT. 


Q:    What are STRIKE connector grommets made of?

A:     STRIKE connector grommets are made of silicone rubber.


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

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