Patent Number: 9,385,473

Title: Lever-actuated electrical connector and mating system

Abstract: A lever-actuated electrical connector is disclosed having a housing mateable with a mating connector having a complementary mating terminal. A mating lever is positioned on the housing and rotatable from an initial mating position to a final mating position. A lever lock is disposed on the mating lever and latches to a mating housing of the mating connector when the mating connector and electrical connector are completely mated. A mating detection terminal is positioned on the mating lever and forms a detection circuit when in contact with the mating terminal of the mating connector. The position of the mating detection terminal is controlled by the lever lock through the operation of the mating lever, and the detection circuit is only formed when the mating lever is in a final mating position.

Inventors: Iwatani; Shingo (Kanagawa-ken, JP)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.

International Classification: H01R 13/641 (20060101); H01R 13/629 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-05 0:00:00