Designed for high-power needs

The Heavy Duty (HD) DEUTSCH ASHD series connectors are designed for high-power race car needs such as battery, alternator, Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), and starter-motor applications. They feature a compact design, are environmentally-sealed, and extremely resistant to vibration. With operating temperatures up to 150°C and the ability to accommodate common sizes of cable, DEUTSCH ASHD series connectors give engine applications the winning edge.

Product Features

  • Autosport design
  • Positive locking coupling mechanism for excellent vibration resistance
  • Environmentally sealed
  • Weight savings
  • Lower weight alternative to 4-way connectors
  • Safe handling
  • Size 20 signal contacts designed for a safety loop application
  • Early Break/Late Mate on signal contacts for safety
  • Compatible
  • Uses existing ASHD shell for easy integration/replacement
  • Uses existing ASHD pin and socket contacts for power and signal
  • Accommodates cable from 16 mm2 to 35 mm2 in diameter


  • Minimum space envelope
  • Resistant to vibration
  • Suitable for battery, alternator and starter-motor applications
  • Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)
  • Starter-motor applications


Expanding our range of DEUTSCH ASHD series connectors, the new 3-way version is designed for 3-phase electric motors or generators to meet the growing need of hybrid racecars. The connectors use three 4 AWG contacts for power and two 20 AWG signal contacts for a safety loop.


  • Operating Temperatures: -55°C to +175°C
  • Durability: 500 mating cycles



  • Shell: High-strength aluminum alloy, black zinc finish
  • Insert: Thermoplastic
  • Seals: Fluorinated silicone
  • Contacts: Gold-plated copper



  • Dielectric Withstanding Voltage: Current leakage less than 2 mA
  • at 1500 VAC
  • Contact Current Rating (Max.)
  • 4 AWG Contact: 200 A
  • 20 AWG Contact: 7.5 A