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Old 12-12-2017, 10:38 AM
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Default Deutsch connectors.

Anybody use them? They look like a nice weatherproof, secure connection to me although perhaps a bit pricey.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:02 AM
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I recently used some on an ADI Super Stallion wiring job. They require a special crimper, which works well but is difficult to gauge wire insertion depth while also crimping the rubber seal at the back of the pin.

I ended up crimping the wire and twisting the seal into place, instead.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:29 PM
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They're great. You may find them cheaper at your local Caterpillar dealership. We use them in the mining industry - They have become a mining standard and we won't use anything else.

The Deutsch 'DTM' series might be more applicable to RV's, as they use a 20/22 gauge terminal instead of the standard 16/18 gauge of the 'DT' series, and the DTM connector is slightly lighter/smaller.

You can get mounting tabs for them also - but they are steel, so weight could be an issue if you were using a heap.

If you want any photos of the various Deutsch connector types/mounts in action, let me know and I'll take some at work today.

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Old 12-12-2017, 04:09 PM
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Used these also on the build, got the CAT kit, crimper is spendy but fully adjustable for different Ga wire.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:40 PM
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Default My all-time favorite connectors - Deutsch



I love the Deutsch connectors. Really great stuff. I mainly use DTM for aircraft work (like Hugh alluded to). You can find complete tool kits on Amazon or eBay for them. I dedicated an old Astro aerospace crimper to the DTM barrel connectors.

Here is one tool kit called a "Tool Aid 18650" for $84 that can be found on eBay, Walmart (!), Amazon etc....



I recommend the machined barrel connector type over the open crimp-on type, just like most DSUBs. I have a real super-duper Deutsch branded crimper for the open type pins and sockets but practically never use it for aircraft work. Farm tractors and machinery, yes. But I stick to machined barrel contacts for airplanes.

You don't need a special tool for insertion or extraction of the Deutsch pins. A small flat blade screwdriver and small pair of needlenose pliers fit the bill.

I also like the larger standard DT connectors but typically only for larger circuits (18 gauge +).

After years of ordering Deutsch connectors and pins onesy twosy I finally ordered a complete kit from Terminal Supply Co. It comes in a nice metal case with individual compartments for connectors.



I had a bunch of great photos of DTM connectors I have used for aircraft applications on Photobucket before they went insane and I refused to be extorted by them and they deleted my pics. After the Photobucket boondoggle I rarely insert photos to internet forum threads anymore.

Examples of where I use them:
DTM connectors for the red cube fuel flow transducer.
DTM connectors for oil pressure sensors.
DTM connectors for under the panel manifold pressure sensors.
DTM connectors for stick PTT and trim connectors at the base of the stick.
DTM connectors for portable GPS bare data cable interface to panel avionics (GDL's, Comms etc...).
DTM connectors in the wing tips for LED strobe/position lights.
DTM connectors for wing root disconnects in case of wing removal.

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Old 12-12-2017, 05:11 PM
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Will a Daniels DC-8 crimped work with these connectors? Are the pins standard sized?
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:43 PM
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I love the Deutsch connectors. Really great stuff. I mainly use DTM for aircraft work (like Hugh alluded to). You can find complete tool kits on Amazon or eBay for them. I dedicated an old Astro aerospace crimper to the DTM barrel connectors.

Here is one tool kit called a "Tool Aid 18650" for $84 that can be found on eBay, Walmart (!), Amazon etc....



I recommend the machined barrel connector type over the open crimp-on type, just like most DSUBs. I have a real super-duper Deutsch branded crimper for the open type pins and sockets but practically never use it for aircraft work. Farm tractors and machinery, yes. But I stick to machined barrel contacts for airplanes.

You don't need a special tool for insertion or extraction of the Deutsch pins. A small flat blade screwdriver and small pair of needlenose pliers fit the bill.

I also like the larger standard DT connectors but typically only for larger circuits (18 gauge +).

After years of ordering Deutsch connectors and pins onesy twosy I finally ordered a complete kit from Terminal Supply Co. It comes in a nice metal case with individual compartments for connectors.



I had a bunch of great photos of DTM connectors I have used for aircraft applications on Photobucket before they went insane and I refused to be extorted by them and they deleted my pics. After the Photobucket boondoggle I rarely insert photos to internet forum threads anymore.

Examples of where I use them:
DTM connectors for the red cube fuel flow transducer.
DTM connectors for oil pressure sensors.
DTM connectors for under the panel manifold pressure sensors.
DTM connectors for stick PTT and trim connectors at the base of the stick.
DTM connectors for portable GPS bare data cable interface to panel avionics (GDL's, Comms etc...).
DTM connectors in the wing tips for LED strobe/position lights.
DTM connectors for wing root disconnects in case of wing removal.

Jim
Awesome! Thanks Jim for the info.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:13 PM
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I have been using the Deutsch connectors in my build and they have been very easy to use and the quality is very high. I got mine from:

https://theelectricaldepot.com

for most wire Im using the DTM series: https://theelectricaldepot.com/deuts...nectors-series

with Pins : https://theelectricaldepot.com/deuts...pin-br-25-each

you won't be disappointed if you choose these
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+1. Yup; these are great. I'm using ~20 of them in my build.
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Will a Daniels DC-8 crimped work with these connectors? Are the pins standard sized?
DT (larger size) .. no way.

DTM (smaller size) - possibly, tho they are a tight fit in the tool. 0.076" dia vs 0.068 for the 20 AWG size.

I have a DC-8 "big brother" AF8 + turret that works well for both. I'm using the machined pins, not the stamped ones (not compatible with Daniels style crimpers)
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