Using the Deutsch Connectors - For Dual
Pan and Tilt and Multiple Camera Applications. rev
Here is a
quick overview of these connectors that may help avoid some
Begin by finding the two gray boots and the two pieces of 7/16 ps hose
(located in the Deutsch connector bag) and sliding them up both cables
so they are in place when you start inserting wires into the
Also, remember the coach cable should be inserted through any
mounting brackets or holes, and the nut and washer, before you begin
to insert pins into it, otherwise, you’ll have a problem mounting it.
Next, prep the wires by stripping the outer jacket off the cable 2 1/4
inches back from the end. Strip the individual wires back about 3/16
The most important thing is getting the wire orientation right.
The first thing to do before inserting the terminals into the housings
is to set the two main housings side by side. On one side of each of
the two main housings, the holes in the orange rubber seal are
numbered. Both of these seals are on the outside of the connectors
when they are joined together. Put those two outer orange ends side by
side and look carefully at the numbers and how they are oriented.
bottom of the orange seal of the one piece housing is the word 'PIN'.
This housing takes the male pins, and is attached to the coach
harness. Note the threaded area for mounting on the rear bumper or
bracket. At the bottom of the orange seal of the two-piece housing is
the abbreviation "SOC", short for socket. This housing takes the
female sockets, and is attached to the trailer harness.
The terminals are inserted head first into the orange numbered
side of the rubber seals. Please don't start that process before
you read the rest of this. The
housings are deep enough that the entire terminal will disappear into
the seal, and then some, before it stops. Take the wire and push
firmly and you will feel it click into the housing. Since the shield
on the coax is not stiff, you can use an extractor to install it or
any other wire that doesn't want to go 'home'.
If you insert a wire and terminal in the wrong hole, use the
red extractors for the smaller terminals and the blue extractors for
the big terminals. Insert them into the back of the connector and push
until you feel it stop, then push again and you will feel it go into
the critical area of the terminal, releasing the arms that hold it in.
Be forewarned, these extractors don’t always work that great so please
go slow and make sure you have the right wire in the right hole, see
Also be sure you only insert the male pins in the one-piece
‘PIN’ connector and the female sockets into the two-piece ‘SOC’
connector. If you put a male in the female side or vice-versa you’ll
play hell trying to get it out. We suggest you load the coach side
housing first (the one piece ‘pin’ housing), then load the trailer
side, having the two of them side by side for easy comparison as you
plug the terminals into the housings.
Generally, the number for any given hole is located above that hole.
When you hold the housings side by side with the orange numbered seals
out, the numbers on the holes are a mirror image of each other on
opposite sides of the housings. The most frequent mistake is to
wire the second housing exactly the same as the first housing, instead
of in a mirror image pattern as the numbers indicate. Bottom line
is go slow and be sure you are plugging the right wire into the
Last but not least, when the connections are finished, insert
the red and white plugs into any unoccupied holes on the wire side of
each connector, apply silicone to each of the connectors where the
boots reside and slide the gray boots and the two pieces of 7/16 ps
hose into place and use a zip tie to hold them in place. At the cable
end, seal that end with silicone also. Now your cable is water tight
and somewhat strain relieved at both ends.
Below is the suggested pin out for our systems. If you use a
different pattern please record it and email it to
along with the coach number and serial number of the pan and tilt
system so we have a fighting chance of troubleshooting it should it
show up at a repair facility somewhere down the road.
Deutsch connector pin-out for pan and tilt cable
For inside cameras
Note – there aren't enough pins to
make the audio work in this case.
#3. Shield from both inside cameras
(Black heat shrink)
#5. Yellow - Coax from Cam 1
#6. Red +12v from Cam 1
#8. Black (w/green stripe on newer cables
beginning Aug 2014)
#10. Tan or Brown/white stripe
#13. Yellow – Coax from Cam 2
#14. Dark Green
#15. Center from coax (big white)
#16. Shield from coax (Black heat shrink)
#17. White (w/green stripe on newer cables
beginning Aug 2014)
#18. Drain from multicable
#19. Red - +12v from Cam 2
#20. Dark Blue
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