Patent Number: 6,966,790

Title: Lockable electrical plug and socket connection

Abstract: An electrical plug has locking hooks on the ends of flexible arms extending from its housing. An electrical socket has locking receivers on its housing. When the plug is connected with the socket, the locking hooks engage the locking receivers to form a locked connection. A spring-loaded unlocking bail is pivotally arranged on the housing of the socket. Finger pressure applied to the bail against the spring bias pivots the bail so that its bail legs pivot over and press against protrusions of the flexible arms, to inwardly deflect the arms and disengage the locking hooks from the locking receivers, thereby unlocking the arrangement so that the plug can be separated from the socket.

Inventors: Roese; Frank (Hamburg, DE)

Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH

International Classification: H01R 13/633 (20060101); H01R 13/635 (20060101); H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 013/627 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018