TE Connectivity Introduces Autosport Hermetic Fuel Tank Connector Range

− New Technology Enables Weight Savings in Critical Safety Systems -

HARRISBURG, Pa. – January 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released its DEUTSCH autosport hermetic fuel tank connector range with an aluminum shell. The new connector replaces standard stainless steel materials with aluminum to achieve a 60 percent weight savings.

Designed for the professional motorsport industry, the fuel tank connector goes into the wall of a fuel cell with a glass seal to stop any fuel escaping up the wiring loom.

“Complex fuel systems on today’s racing vehicles require many inputs into the fuel cell, whether it be for the lift pumps or sensors,” said Paul Webb, autosport global product manager at TE Connectivity. “The safety element of the hermetic connector means there is no margin for error, and the new method developed by TE allows the use of aluminum in this critical safety area, bringing large weight savings without compromising the seal.”

For more information on TE’s DEUTSCH fuel tank connector range, contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752 or visit the DEUTSCH AS Hermetic series product page.

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