Patent Number: 6,966,794

Title: Connector supporting structure and a squeezed amount calculating method

Abstract: Supporting pieces (42) on side surfaces of a waiting-side connector (20) are insertable into supporting grooves (15) of a casing (10). Contact projections (47F, 47R) are on one outer wall surface (46) of each supporting piece near the upper end and bottom ends. A squeezable projection (55) is on an outer wall surface (44) opposite from the outer wall surface (46) where the contact projections (47) are provided. The squeezable projection (55) has a substantially triangular cross section and contacts a wall surface (13A) of the supporting groove (15) as insertion of the supporting piece (42) into the supporting groove (15) progresses. A tip of the squeezable projection (55) is squeezed at a final stage of the insertion to engage the supporting piece (42) with the supporting groove (15). Accordingly, the waiting-side connector (20) is supported in the casing (10) without shaking.

Inventors: Aoyama; Masahiko (Yokkaichi, JP), Nakano; Hiroshi (Yokkaichi, JP), Nishida; Atsushi (Toyota, JP), Minakata; Masato (Toyota, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 13/533 (20060101); H01R 13/73 (20060101); H01R 013/73 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018