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Connector assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242790D
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 597K

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Abstract

Connector parts are usually produced by injector molding. Dependent on the geometry of the connector parts the tools for producing this parts need a difficult design and working processes. For producing a holder, as disclosed in the figures 2-4, it requires at least two directions of molding which increases the production cost. The current used design cannot be adapted to a smaller connector, so a connector with this current design is forced to increase its size. What is needed is a solution for placing housing lock and CPA locking features without more than one direction holder molding. In this document a 180 degree version connector is disclosed (Fig 1). A minimum packaging is required around the interface area. There is very limited space for the design to obtain all required connector functions and a proper parts assembly. The holder design allows for designing all features that provides required functions such as CPA locking and holder – housing assembly. The holder design is characterized in that the features of the CPA locking function are exactly above the holder – housing locking function (Fig 1-2). Such holder design uses the space that is already available in 180 version SRS connectors and doesn’t take any additional space around the interface area. Additionally the CPA and holder parts are simple one direction moldings. To have production simplicity there was no holder structure integration part possible in the housing – holder locking and CPA locking functional area. The main (center) part of the holder body is integrated with the holder front body by the side parts of the holder body.

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Connector assembly

Background of the invention

Connector parts are usually produced by injector molding. Dependent on the geometry of the connector parts the tools for producing this parts need a difficult design and working processes. For producing a holder, as disclosed in the figures 2-4, it requires at least two directions of molding which increases the production cost. The current used design cannot be adapted to a smaller connector, so a connector with this current design is forced to increase its size.

What is needed is a solution for placing housing lock and CPA locking features without more than one direction holder molding.

Description of the invention

In this document a 180 degree version connector is disclosed (Fig 1). A minimum packaging is required around the interface area. There is very limited space for the design to obtain all required connector functions and a proper parts assembly. The holder design allows for designing all features that provides required functions such as CPA locking and holder – housing assembly.

The holder design is characterized in that the features of the CPA locking function are exactly above the holder – housing locking function (Fig 1-2).

Such holder design uses the space that is already available in 180 version SRS connectors and doesn’t take any additional space around the interface area.

Additionally the CPA and holder parts are simple one direction moldings. To have production simplicity there was no holder structure int...