DEUTSCH DRC Connectors

Variety of options for design flexibility

Our DEUTSCH DRC connectors are designed for high-pin count, harsh environment applications. These environmentally sealed, rectangular shaped connectors are offered with insert arrangements of 24, 40, 50, 60, 64, and 70 cavities that accept size 16 and 20 DEUTSCH contacts. Several mounting options are available including in-line, flange mount, and PCB mount.

Product Features:

For DEUTSCH DRC Series Connectors
  • Accept contact sizes 16 (13 amps), and 20 (7.5 amps)
  • 14-22 AWG (2.50-0.35 mm2)
  • 24, 40, 50, 60, 64, 70, and 80 cavity arrangements
  • In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  • Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  • Jackscrew for mating

Material Specifications:

For DEUTSCH DRC Series Connectors
  • Grommet: Silicone rubber
  • Insert Retainer: Thermoplastic
  • Receptacle Interfacial Seal: Silicone rubber
  • Shell: Thermoplastic
  • Wedgelocks: Thermoplastic

Performance Specifications:

For DEUTSCH DRC 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.


14-22 AWG (2.50-0.35 mm²)

Rectangular, thermoplastic housing

DEUTSCH DRC rectangular connector

Overview & Assembly Instructions (English)

DEUTSCH DRC rectangular connector

Overview & Assembly Instructions (English)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:    What is a DRC connector?

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

Q:    What are the appropriate applications for DRC connectors?

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


Q:    When should I use DRC connectors?

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



DEUTSCH DRC Dimensions
DEUTSCH DRC Series Configurations