Deutsch connector

Definition: Deutsch connector

What is a Deutsch connector?

Within the automotive branch, the Deutsch connector is a commonly used type of connector. The connector is used with all kinds of different lamps such as: LED driving lights, LED bars, rear lights etc. This connector is used to make a cable to cable connection. Deutsch connectors are known for their reliability, high quality and easy connection. The connector can withstand temperatures from -55°C to 125°C. The connector is also water resistant (IP68).

Various types of connectors

There are two different types of Deutsch connectors, the male and female version. The male Deutsch connector (also called jack) has a solid pin as centre conductor. A female Deutsch connector (also called jack) has a conductor with a hole in it to insert the male connector. Besides the male and female versions, the connectors are also available with different connectors. So there is always a connection available for your lamp. The different types are listed below:

  • 2-Pins male/female
  • 3-Pins male/female
  • 4-Pins male/female
  • 6-Pins male/female
  • 8-Pins male/female
  • 12-Pins male/female

Connection Deutsch connector

Connecting the Deutsch connectors is fairly simple. First, the ends of the cables of your lamp have to be stripped 5mm. Secondly, the cables need to be mounted in the metal connectors. For this a special pair of socket pliers is recommended. The socket goes into the pliers and the cables go into the socket. You can use the pliers to press the cable and the bushing together. The third step is to put the bushing (including the cable) on the back of the Deutsch connector through the metal part of the connector. rubber The bushings must be flush with the front of the connector. The bushings should be level with the front of the connector. Finally, insert the green wedge at the front into the connector. Press firmly until the wedge is secure.

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