Well Connected – DT Series 12 Way Enhanced Key Mod
This episode of Well Connected shows the DT series B016 receptacle modification, which helps prevent mis-mating.
The B016 is available for the DT 12 way connectors, DT13/15, and DTF13/15 PCB Series connectors. In addition to the four keying positions (A, B, C, or D) and color coding, the B016 enhancement gives the user both visual and tactile proof of correct mating, helping to eliminate mis-mating opportunities during assembly. Please note the P012 plug is the required mate for the B016 receptacle to make the enhancement effective.
The DT P012 plugs provide enhanced front seal retention resulting in an ultra tight environmental seal. The enhanced seal retention keeps the seal in place during mating and unmating. The P012 modification requires an enhanced P012 wedgelock. The DEUTSCH P012 modification is available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 cavity arrangements. P012 plugs have a black connector body except for the 8 and 12 cavity arrangements, where the color is based on the key.