Innovative hybrid connector for use in harsh environments

16-10-2020 | TE Connectivity | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

To satisfy the demand for flexible and robust wire-to-wire connectivity in a compact format, TE Connectivity has designed the NTSEAL 20 Position Connector. This new 20-position, high-density wire-to-wire connector uses the proven TE/DEUTSCH Size 16 and 20 Common Contact System for inline applications.

The rugged, sealed connector system is IP67, IP68, and IP6K9K-rated for usage in agricultural vehicles, construction equipment, buses, trucks and other applications and industries where environmental protection is needed. Furthermore, its hybrid contact agreement offers design flexibility for power and signal applications.

“With the increasing electrification of commercial vehicles, high performance and high-density connectors are needed in the existing and future markets,” said Zhaowen Zhou, engineering manager at TE Connectivity. “Our NTSEAL 20 Position Connector not only meets this need, but also joins the industry trusted DEUTSCH size 16 and 20 contacts, which is the proven and future choice for harsh-environment applications.”

The connector can be employed in environments exposed to harsh temperatures and engine-level vibrations. The integrated TPA and CPA, tool-free mount design removes the requirement for further parts or tools delivering quick, easy installation and repair. Also, backshells and mounting clips are offered to provide engineers with the options required to design robust solutions for use in harsh environments.

By Natasha Shek