DEUTSCH DT Series connectors offer field proven reliability and rugged quality. The DT design strengths include optional flange mounting, multi-pin arrangements, lower cost, and design flexibility. The DT Series offers the designer the ability to use multiple size 16 contacts, each with 13 amp continuous capacity, within a single shell.
Deutsch DT 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.
Deutsch DT Series Installation Instructions:
- Grasp crimped contact approximately (25.4 mm) one inch behind the contact barrel.
- Hold connector with rear grommet facing you.
- Push contact straight into connector grommet until a click is felt. A slight tug will confirm that it is properly locked in place.
- Once all contacts are in place, insert the wedgelock. Push on it until a click is felt. NOTE: Use the same procedure for both connector halves.
- Remove the wedge using needlenose pliers, a screwdriver or a hook shaped tool. Pull the wedge straight out.
- To remove the contacts, gently pull the wire backwards, while at the same time releasing the locking finger by moving it away from the contact with a screwdriver.
- Hold the rear seal in place, as removing the contact will displace the seal.