DEUTSCH AEC Connectors

Robust High Density

Our DEUTSCH AEC connectors are environmentally sealed, heavy-duty electrical connectors that accept size 16 DEUTSCH contacts. These connectors are constructed of rugged thermoplastic and offer several keying options. DEUTSCH AEC connectors feature 40 cavities, are square shaped, and use a jackscrew for mating.

Product Features:

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

Material Specifications:

For DEUTSCH AEC Series Connectors
  • Grommet: Silicone rubber
  • Jackscrew: Steel
  • Plug Threaded Inserts: Steel
  • Shell: Thermoplastic

Performance Specifications:

For DEUTSCH AEC Series Connectors

DEUTSCH electrical connectors will stand up to the harsh environmental challenges that are common to industrial markets that require advanced performance. Proper parts, procedures, and tooling must be used.

  • Temperature: Operating at temperatures from -55° C to +125° C continuous at rated current.
  • Durability: No electrical or mechanical defects after 100 cycles of engagement and disengagement.
  • Vibration: 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.
  • Physical Shock: No unlocking, unmating, or other unsatisfactory result during or after 50 G’s in each of three mutually perpendicular planes. No electrical discontinuities longer than 1 microsecond. MIL-STD 202, Method 213, Condition “C”.
  • Fluid Resistance: Connectors show no damage when exposed to most fluids used in industrial applications.
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000 megohms minimum at 25° C.
  • Moisture Resistance: Properly wired and mated connections will withstand immersion under three feet of water without loss of electronic qualities or leakage.
  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: Current leakage less than 2 milliamps at 1500 VAC.
  • Thermal Cycle: No cracking, chipping or leaking after 20 test cycles from -55° C to +125° C.


Accepts contact size 16 (13 amps)


40 cavity arrangement

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 




DEUTSCH AEC Series Dimensions