Sealed connectors from TE Connectivity
By Chad Elmore04 June 2021
DT-XT sealed connector system designed for commercial vehicle applications operating in harsh environments.
To address the reliability needs of its customers operating commercial vehicle applications in harsh environments, TE Connectivity has expanded its Industrial and Commercial Transportation (ICT) connector portfolio to include the DT-XT sealed connector system.
The company said the DT-XT sealed connector system uses high-performance sealing technology. The sealing materials and covalent bond offer increased flexibility resulting in improved tear resistance and seal positioning for the ICT market. Additionally, a rear sealing cover protects against water ingress. The connectors have a proven design that works with the industry’s current standard tools and eliminates the need for costly redesigns. DT-XT connector is IP69K-rated and J2030 power-wash tested.
“Providing customers with products that are durable as well as dependable is our priority at TE,” said Ryan Wu, product manager at TE Connectivity. “DT-XT connectors are the latest addition to our DT Series within the DEUSTCH connector portfolio and offer customers a durable, rugged and reliable connector solution that also cuts costs and saves on assembly time.”
DT-XT sealed connector system also features secure mating and unmating as the connector housing has an integrated lock that provides secure mating and electrical connection in the vehicle. Finger grips on the locking mechanism provide a ribbed surface that makes it easier to connect, disconnect and release even when fingers are wet, dirty or oily. With the range of DT-XT crimp terminals, lower insertion and withdrawal forces are possible, said the company.
TE offers the DT-XT sealed connection system in a broad range of colors and an array of custom options, enhancing poka-yoke and removing the need for labeling of wires.