DEUTSCH autosport high-current connectors support hybrid systems



DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty 3-Way Connector

TE Connectivity, a leader in connectivity, announced the launch of its DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. This latest connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which racecars use three-phase motor/generator systems.

“With the wider use of hybrid systems in motorsports, we were able to address the need for a motorsport-specific 3-way ASHD connector to complement the rest of the ASHD product range,” said Paul Webb, product manager, Autosport, TE Connectivity. “The ASHD connectors help allow high-current applications to be used safely and reliably on modern racecars requiring hybrid technology.”

To ease application in three-phase motor/generator systems, the ASHD 3-way connector fills the gap between existing ASHD 2- and 4-way connectors and uses the same shell. The connector has three 4 AWG power contacts with 200 A current-handling capacity and two data contacts for safety loop solutions to help allow safe handling. The new connector will also accommodate 16 mm2, 25 mm2 and 35 mm2 wire diameters.

DEUTSCH ASHD 3-way connectors

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