Patent Number: 6,250,945

Title: Half-fitting prevention connector

Abstract: A half-fitting prevention connector (200) includes a lock arm (53) which is formed on an outer surface of a housing (44) of a male connector (41), and substantially extends in a fitting direction of the male connector into a mating connector. The lock arm (53) locks the two connectors to each other in a fitted condition when a retaining projection (54), formed on the lock arm, is engaged in a retaining hole (58) formed in the female connector (42). A shutter (55) is formed at a distal end of the lock arm (53), and closes a terminal-fitting port (45a) in the male connector (41) when the retaining projection (54) is urged by a housing inner surface (64), and opens the terminal-fitting port (45a) when the retaining projection (54) is engaged in the retaining hole (58). A male terminal (62) is received in the female connector (42), and has a spring portion (62b) which can be compressively deformed along the terminal fitting direction.

Inventors: Murakami; Takao (Shizuoka, JP), Fukuda; Masaru (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Yazaki Corporation

International Classification: H01R 13/24 (20060101); H01R 13/22 (20060101); H01R 13/44 (20060101); H01R 13/635 (20060101); H01R 13/453 (20060101); H01R 13/633 (20060101); H01R 13/05 (20060101); H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 13/04 (20060101); H01R 013/627 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018