What are Delphi Connectors?
Delphi connectors which are now called Aptiv connectors are a series of environmentally sealed connectors designed and manufactured to handle exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures. It is those resistances we mentioned that make them so popular. These connectors are common to the automotive industry. They are useful for much more than that though. The sealed connection that they create is essential in harsh marine conditions. Delphi connectors are designed to create dis-connectable, environmentally sealed connections. This is achieved by placing a seal over a stripped wire before the terminal is added. Now, when the terminal is crimped to the wire, the seal is slid into the correct position. Finally, this wire is inserted in the Delphi connector making sure that both the terminal and seal go easily into place. The terminal locks into position holding the seal with it. This process creates an environmentally sealed connection.
"Delphi connectors are designed to create dis-connectable, environmentally sealed connections."