Patent Number: 6,254,424

Title: Half-fitting detection connector

Abstract: A half-fitting detection connector (30) includes a lock arm (53) which is formed on an outer surface of a housing (43) of a male connector (33), and locks the two connectors to each other in a fitted condition when a retaining projection (54) is engaged in an engagement hole (58) formed in the female connector (34). A shutter (55) is formed at a distal end of the lock arm (53). The shutter (55) closes a fitting port (45a) for the female connection-detection terminal (48) in the male connector (33) when the retaining projection (54) is urged by a housing inner surface (64). The shutter (55) opens the fitting port (45a) when the retaining projection (54) is engaged in the engagement hole (58). A male connection-detection terminal (62) is received in the female connector (34), 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 13/635 (20060101); H01R 13/641 (20060101); H01R 13/64 (20060101); H01R 13/633 (20060101); H01R 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018