Application Number: 00107510
Application Date: 2000.05.11
Publication Number: 1273445
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/11 JP 130487/99
International: H01R13/42;H01R13/436
Applicant(s) Name: Sumitomo Wiring System Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Saito Masashi;Aoyama Masahiko;Koide Takashi
Patent Agency Code: 11219
Patent Agent: zhu dehe
Abstract A connector is provided to enhance a force of a retainer for locking terminal fittings. The connector has a housing formed with a retainer mount hole. A retainer is provided for insertion into the retainer mount hole. Locking projections are formed on the retainer and are engaged with terminal fittings, to prevent the terminal fittings from coming out of the housing. End locking portions are provided at the opposite ends of the retainer, and intermediate locking portions are provided between the end locking portions. The female housing is provided with end and intermediate receiving portions corresponding to the end and intermediate locking portions. Partial and full locking portions for holding the retainer in its partial and full locking positions are formed in the end and intermediate receiving portions. If the retainer has a long width, its force to lock the terminal fittings may be reduced at and near the center of the female housing.