Patent Number: 6,332,800

Title: Connector assembly having inertia locking mechanism

Abstract: The connector lock mechanism has a receptacle connector and a plug connector which are engaged with each other. The receptacle connector has a first lock portion and a first inertia locked portion. The plug connector has a second lock portion and a second inertia locked portion. The first lock portion is engaged with second lock portion. The first inertia locked portion is engaged with the second inertia locked portion. The first lock portion has a first locking piece and a push piece that moves the first locking piece. The first inertia locked portion has a lock arm provided with a second locking piece. The second lock portion has a third locking piece that engages with the first locking piece after abutment thereof or when the push piece is depressed. The second inertia locked portion has a fourth locking piece engaged with the second locking piece after a temporary resistance force against the mating of the connectors is produced

Inventors: Kodama; Shinji (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Yazaki Corporation

International Classification: H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 013/627 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018