Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.1.0

Specification for the definition of connector housings. A connector housing consists of a one or more slots. In the means of the VEC, a connector housing can be a conventional connector housing, a contact module or a connector shell.

General Information

Attribute Value
Owner electrical_parts
Applied Stereotype
Base Classifier PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification
Is Abstract false
Derived Classifiers


Name Type Mult. Description Owning Classifier
identification String 1

Specifies a unique identification of the specification. The identification is guaranteed to be unique within the document containing the specification. Over all VEC-documents a Specification-instance can be trusted to be identical if the DocumentVersion-instance is the same (see DocumentVersion) and the identification of the Specification is the same.

description AbstractLocalizedString 0..*

Specifies additional, human readable information about the specification.

specialPartType String 0..1

The specialPartType allows the specification of subclassifications for a PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification (e.g. different types of connector housings).

averageWireLengthAddOn NumericalValue 0..1

Specifies the average wire length add on for this connector.

voltageRange ValueRange 0..1

Specifies the allowed voltage range for the connector housing.

coupleable Boolean 0..1

Defines whether the connector is coupleable or not. Connectors that are coupleable can be used in an inline position. Connectors that are not coupleable can be connected only to an ECU or something similar.

sealingClass SealingClass 0..*

Specifies the sealing class of the slot.


Outgoing Relations

Type Role Mult. Mult. Description
Coding coding 0..1 0..1 Defines coding of the connector housing that is satisfied by the connector housing.
SegmentConnectionPoint segmentConnectionPoint 0..* 1

Specifies the SegmentConnectionPoints the connector housing.

AbstractSlot slot 0..* 1 Specifies the slots forming the ConnectorHousing.

Incoming Relations

Type Mult. Role Mult. Description
ModularSlot 0..* allowedInserts 0..*

References the ConnectorHousingSpecifications that are valid inserts for this ModularSlot.

ConnectorHousingRole 0..* connectorHousingSpecification 1

References the ConnectorHousingSpecification that is instanced by this ConnectorHousingRole.

CompatibilityStatement 0..* connectorHousingSpecification 0..*

References the ConnectorHousingSpecifications for which the compatibility statement is stated.

HousingComponent 0..* housingSpecification 0..1 References the ConnectorHousingSpecification that is describing the connector interface of the HousingComponent (e.g. Slots, Cavities, Design, Coding).