DEUTSCH DT Connectors

Rugged, Reliable, Field Proven

Our DEUTSCH DT connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DT design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, and design flexibility. Thermoplastic housings offer a wide operating temperature range and silicone rear wire and interface seals allow the connectors to withstand conditions of extreme temperature and moisture.

Product Features:

Specs for DEUTSCH DT connectors
  • Accepts contact size 16 (13 amps)
  • 14-20 AWG (2.50-0.50 mm2)
  • 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 cavity arrangements
  • In-line, flange, or PCB mount
  • Rectangular, thermoplastic housing
  • Integrated latch for mating
  • Wedgelocks confirm contact alignment and retention
  • Available accessories: Backshells, boots, dust caps, gaskets, mounting clips


Accepts DEUTSCH contact size 16 (13 amps)


AWG (2.50-0.50 mm2)

  1. DEUTSCH DT Family Connector Overview & Assembly Instructions (English)

Learn about our field proven DEUTSCH DT, DTM, and DTP connectors for harsh environment applications. Watch this video for an overview of the connectors and for step-by-step instructions on inserting and removing contacts, as well as mating and unmating.

Special Modifications

DT connectors are offered with several modifications to enhance design flexibility and meet application specific needs. Options include enhanced seal retention, flanges, and connector body color just to mention a few. By combining the DT connectors with the available modifications and accessories, the design possibilities are immense.


Several accessory items are available to complement the connectors including boots, backshells, gaskets, dust caps, and mounting clips. Accessory items cover a wide array of design requirements such as assisting with mounting, providing additional protection, and offering enhanced aesthetics.

Printed Circuit Board Connectors

DT printed circuit board (PCB) connectors are heavy duty environmentally sealed connectors designed for wire-to-circuit board connections. DT PCB connectors are available in straight or 90° pin options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.