TE Connectivity (TE) announces the launch of its new DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. The new connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which race cars 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.