JP2008108529A - Fixation panel mounting structure of standby connector - Google Patents

Fixation panel mounting structure of standby connector Download PDF

Info

Publication number
JP2008108529A
JP2008108529A JP2006289441A JP2006289441A JP2008108529A JP 2008108529 A JP2008108529 A JP 2008108529A JP 2006289441 A JP2006289441 A JP 2006289441A JP 2006289441 A JP2006289441 A JP 2006289441A JP 2008108529 A JP2008108529 A JP 2008108529A
Authority
JP
Japan
Prior art keywords
spring
connector
fixed panel
standby connector
hole
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Granted
Application number
JP2006289441A
Other languages
Japanese (ja)
Other versions
JP4900933B2 (en
Inventor
Tsutomu Koda
勉 幸田
Original Assignee
Fujikura Ltd
株式会社フジクラ
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Fujikura Ltd, 株式会社フジクラ filed Critical Fujikura Ltd
Priority to JP2006289441A priority Critical patent/JP4900933B2/en
Publication of JP2008108529A publication Critical patent/JP2008108529A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of JP4900933B2 publication Critical patent/JP4900933B2/en
Expired - Fee Related legal-status Critical Current
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Abstract

<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To improve elasticity and rigidity of a spring for returning to a fixed position, to improve heat-resistant and long-time creep characteristics as well, and to reduce space for mounting work. <P>SOLUTION: The standby connector 1 is inserted into a connector inserting hole 3 formed on a fixation panel 2; a plurality of lock pieces 6 bent in being inserted into the hole 3, and restored to contact the back side of the fixation panel 2 after the insertion are formed on a housing body 5 of the standby connector 1; a flange part 7 larger than the size of the hole 3 is formed on the side of the standby connector 1 to be connected to another connector; a spring 9 formed by three-dimensionally bending a metallic linear member is arranged in the circumference of the back side of the flange part 7; and the spring 9 is brought into contact with the circumference of the hole 3 of the fixation panel 2 to mount the standby connector 1 to the fixation panel 2 movably vertically, laterally and longitudinally. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2008,JPO&INPIT

Description

  The present invention relates to a stand-by connector fixed panel mounted on a fixed panel such as an instrument panel among connectors used to connect an auxiliary device such as an audio or meter equipped in an automobile or the like and a wire harness. This relates to the mounting structure.

As a conventional connector coupling structure, for example, when audio is mounted on an automobile instrument panel, a female connector, that is, a standby connector is connected to a wire harness extending from the power source to the panel, and this female connector is connected to the back side of the audio. The male connector provided is coupled, but the work of coupling the male and female connectors is performed on the back side of the instrument panel, and the audio is fixed to the instrument panel after the coupling. When the female connector (standby connector) is attached to the panel, a latching portion of a spring piece made of a ring-shaped leaf spring is latched on the wall surface of the partition wall of the panel. In addition, this spring piece is formed of a synthetic resin material in order to form a ring shape. And when connecting the male connector to the female connector, if there is a misalignment between both connectors, when the male connector is inserted into the female connector, the spring piece on the side where the male connector is offset begins to bend, and the female connector The guide protrusion of the guide for use returns to the correct position, and the positional deviation is absorbed (see Patent Document 1).
JP 2000-215944 A (page 6, FIG. 6)

  Since the spring piece described in Patent Document 1 is formed of a synthetic resin, a high spring limit value cannot be obtained (easy to creep), and it is easily damaged by an external force. In addition, if left in a high temperature environment, creeping occurs and the function of the spring is impaired. Furthermore, it is necessary to secure a sufficient working space in the mounting work to the panel.

  Accordingly, the present invention provides a stand-by connector fixing panel in which the spring used for attachment to the fixed panel is made of metal, improves spring properties, rigidity, heat resistance, and long-term creep characteristics, and the work space for installation work is less than half. An object is to provide a mounting structure.

  In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, the present invention inserts a standby connector into a connector insertion hole formed in a fixed panel, bends and returns after insertion through the housing body of the standby connector. A plurality of locking pieces that contact the back side of the fixed panel are provided, a flange portion that is larger than the size of the hole is formed on the side that is connected to another connector of the standby connector, and a metal part is formed around the back side of the flange portion. A spring in which a linear member is bent in a three-dimensional shape is placed, and this spring is brought into contact with the periphery of the hole of the fixed panel, and a standby connector is attached to the fixed panel so as to be movable up and down, left and right, and front and rear. It is.

  According to the present invention, the standby connector is inserted into the connector insertion hole formed in the fixed panel, bent when inserted into the housing body of the standby connector into the hole, and returned after the insertion, so as to contact the back side of the fixed panel. A plurality of contact pieces to be in contact with each other, a flange portion larger than the size of the hole is formed on the side to be connected to another connector of the standby connector, and a metal linear member is three-dimensionally arranged around the back side of the flange portion A spring bent in a shape is placed, this spring is brought into contact with the periphery of the hole in the fixed panel, and the standby connector is attached to the fixed panel so as to be movable up and down, left and right, and front and rear. , Rigidity, heat resistance, and long-term creep characteristics improved. Also, the diameter of the loop-shaped spring is reduced and pressed against multiple locations inside the ridge of the fixed panel, and the standby connector is inserted through the hole of the fixed panel so as to be inserted into this spring, and the locking piece is fixed. When it is brought into contact with the back side of the panel, the locking piece is pressed against the fixed panel by the spring force of the spring and the connector is attached to the fixed panel, so that the installation work space can be reduced.

  Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

  FIG. 1 is a perspective view before the standby connector 1 (which may be either a female or male connector) is attached to the fixed panel 2, and the standby connector 1 is inserted into the hole 3 formed in the fixed panel 2. Install. A protruding portion 4 is formed around the hole 3 of the fixed panel 2, and the portion of the protruding portion 4 has a structure similar to that of the frame. As such a fixed panel 2, for example, an instrument panel of an automobile is assumed.

  The standby connector 1 is provided with a plurality of locking pieces 6 which are bent when inserted into the hole 3 in the housing body 5 and returned after insertion and abut against the back side of the fixed panel 1. The housing body 5 is formed of a synthetic resin material, and the locking piece 6 is also integrally formed. Four locking pieces 6 are formed, and when the housing body 5 is inserted through the hole 3 as described later, the tip 6A faces the other connector (not shown) to be coupled, and the hole 3 6A, the tip 6A is pushed and bent toward the housing body 5 side, and when the tip 6A passes through the hole 3, the tip 6A opens so as to return to its original position, and the tip 6A contacts the back side of the fixed panel 2. A flange portion 7 that is larger than the size of the hole 3 is formed on the side of the housing body 5 that is coupled to another connector. Locking holes 8 are formed near the four sides of the flange portion 7. The distance between the back surface of the flange portion 7 and the tip portion 6A is slightly larger than the thickness of the wall of the hole 3, and allows movement of the standby connector 1 in the front-rear direction as will be described later. .

  A loop-shaped spring 9 surrounding the outer periphery of the housing body 5 is disposed around the back side of the flange portion 7 of the housing body 5 of the standby connector 1. The spring 9 is formed by bending a metal linear member so as to wave in a loop shape, and a part of the spring 9 is locked in the locking hole 8. Further, a plurality of portions of the spring 9 are pressed and locked to the inner side of the protruding portion 4 of the fixed panel 2. A part of the spring 9 is formed in the notch 9A and is formed in a discontinuous loop shape.

  FIG. 2 shows a state in which the standby connector 1 is attached to the fixed panel 2, and the standby connector 1 is fixed to the fixed panel 2 by the elastic force that pushes the flange portion 7 of the connector 1 forward in the drawing of the spring 9 and the locking piece 6. It is attached to. The bending direction of the spring 9 is three-dimensional, and when the flange portion 7 is the front surface, the bending portion 7 can be bent not only in the vertical and horizontal directions of the flange portion 7 but also in the front-rear direction (insertion direction into the hole 3). It has been subjected.

  According to the cross-sectional view of FIG. 3, when the locking piece 6 is bent by the wall of the hole 3 and then returns to its original position, the tip 6 </ b> A is brought into pressure contact with the back surface of the fixed panel 2 by the elastic force of the spring 9. The standby connector 1 is attached to the fixed panel 2. In the attached state of FIG. 3, the standby connector 1 can be moved in the direction of the arrow in FIGS. 4 and 5 depending on how the spring 9 is bent.

  FIG. 6 shows a perspective view when the spring 9 is formed by press working. By cutting the portion surrounded by the dotted line, the spring 9 undulated in a loop shape can be obtained at low cost and in large quantities. The spring 9 is made of a spring steel material such as stainless steel, piano wire, or hard steel wire.

  The above-described spring 9 is formed with the notch 9A as described above, bent into a discontinuous loop shape, the loop is opened using the notch 9A, and can be assembled to the housing body 5 with one touch. It has become.

  In addition, the spring 9 is assembled so as to be partly in contact with the inner surface side of the ridge 4, but can be assembled so as to be in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the ridge 4. In addition, in the spring 9 of FIG. 1, both ends of the notch 9A are formed in U-shaped portions bent inward, and the end portions are devised so as not to get caught on people or objects and injure people. is there. Instead of bending into a U shape in this way, the end portion may be chamfered, formed into a spherical shape, or the end portion may be covered with a cap (not shown). The metal spring 9 functions to return the standby connector 1 to a fixed position.

The perspective view before attachment. The perspective view of an attachment state. Sectional drawing. The back view explaining the movable direction of a standby connector. The top view explaining a movable direction like FIG. The perspective view which shows the press work of a spring.

Explanation of symbols

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Standby connector 2 Fixed panel 3 Hole 5 Housing main body 6 Locking piece 7 Flange part 9 Spring

Claims (7)

  1. Insert the standby connector into the connector insertion hole formed in the fixed panel,
    Provided with a plurality of locking pieces that are bent when inserted into the hole of the housing body of the standby connector, return after insertion and contact the back side of the fixed panel,
    Forming a flange portion larger than the size of the hole on the side to be connected to another connector of the standby connector;
    A spring formed by bending a metal linear member in a three-dimensional shape around the back side of the flange portion,
    A structure for fixing a standby connector to a fixed panel, wherein the spring is brought into contact with the periphery of a hole in the fixed panel, and the standby connector is mounted on the fixed panel so as to be movable up and down, left and right and front and rear.
  2.   2. The stationary connector mounting structure for a standby connector according to claim 1, wherein the spring is a spring steel material.
  3.   3. The standby connector according to claim 1, wherein a protrusion is formed around a hole of the fixed panel, and a part of the spring is brought into contact with an inner periphery or an outer periphery of the protrusion. 4. Fixed panel mounting structure.
  4.   The standby connector fixed panel mounting structure according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein a notch is provided in the spring to form a discontinuous loop.
  5.   5. The standby connector fixed panel mounting structure according to claim 4, wherein both ends of the notch of the spring are bent inwardly in a U shape.
  6.   5. The standby connector fixed panel mounting structure according to claim 4, wherein both ends of the notch of the spring are chamfered or formed into a spherical shape.
  7.   5. The standby connector fixed panel mounting structure according to claim 4, wherein caps are fitted to both ends of the notch of the spring.
JP2006289441A 2006-10-25 2006-10-25 Standing connector fixed panel mounting structure Expired - Fee Related JP4900933B2 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP2006289441A JP4900933B2 (en) 2006-10-25 2006-10-25 Standing connector fixed panel mounting structure

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP2006289441A JP4900933B2 (en) 2006-10-25 2006-10-25 Standing connector fixed panel mounting structure

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
JP2008108529A true JP2008108529A (en) 2008-05-08
JP4900933B2 JP4900933B2 (en) 2012-03-21

Family

ID=39441714

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
JP2006289441A Expired - Fee Related JP4900933B2 (en) 2006-10-25 2006-10-25 Standing connector fixed panel mounting structure

Country Status (1)

Country Link
JP (1) JP4900933B2 (en)

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2010040436A (en) * 2008-08-07 2010-02-18 Yazaki Corp Connector
WO2012046467A1 (en) * 2010-10-08 2012-04-12 住友電装株式会社 Connector holder
JP2012256474A (en) * 2011-06-08 2012-12-27 Sumitomo Wiring Syst Ltd Connector mounting structure

Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JPH09213423A (en) * 1996-02-06 1997-08-15 Japan Aviation Electron Ind Ltd Snap ring for connector
JP2005093270A (en) * 2003-09-18 2005-04-07 Fujikura Ltd Self-aligning connector

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JPH09213423A (en) * 1996-02-06 1997-08-15 Japan Aviation Electron Ind Ltd Snap ring for connector
JP2005093270A (en) * 2003-09-18 2005-04-07 Fujikura Ltd Self-aligning connector

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP2010040436A (en) * 2008-08-07 2010-02-18 Yazaki Corp Connector
WO2012046467A1 (en) * 2010-10-08 2012-04-12 住友電装株式会社 Connector holder
JP2012084329A (en) * 2010-10-08 2012-04-26 Sumitomo Wiring Syst Ltd Connector holder
CN103155303A (en) * 2010-10-08 2013-06-12 住友电装株式会社 Connector holder
GB2497472A (en) * 2010-10-08 2013-06-12 Sumitomo Wiring Systems Connector holder
US8998644B2 (en) 2010-10-08 2015-04-07 Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. Connector holder
GB2497472B (en) * 2010-10-08 2016-09-07 Sumitomo Wiring Systems Connector holder
JP2012256474A (en) * 2011-06-08 2012-12-27 Sumitomo Wiring Syst Ltd Connector mounting structure

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
JP4900933B2 (en) 2012-03-21

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US9011186B2 (en) Electrical connection element
US7347710B2 (en) Electric wire connector having a lock securing mechanism
EP1801929B1 (en) Electrical connector
TWI223473B (en) Electrical connector with latch mechanism enclosed in shell
TWI239697B (en) Transceiver cage
JP5069326B2 (en) Electrical connector
JP5704021B2 (en) Rubber stopper and waterproof connector
JP6008250B2 (en) connector
US8845349B2 (en) Connector
JP4976708B2 (en) Fitting
US6910916B2 (en) Connector
DE102008050166B4 (en) Shielded connector
US5967830A (en) Connector
EP1947743B1 (en) Electrical Connector Body having a transverse hold-down Beam for a shroud-integrated Lock Arm
KR20130135308A (en) Plug-type connector for direct contact-making on a printed circuit board
JP4554376B2 (en) connector
US20060252300A1 (en) Connector for flat cable
US6042433A (en) Electrical contact
KR101798349B1 (en) Holding frame for a plug-type connector
JP2007165195A (en) Connector
JP2007012592A (en) Waterproof connector
JP5059571B2 (en) Female terminal bracket for PCB
JP2004281207A (en) Connector
CN105390847A (en) Connector
EP2852004B1 (en) Terminal fitting

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
A621 Written request for application examination

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A621

Effective date: 20090529

A977 Report on retrieval

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A971007

Effective date: 20110331

A131 Notification of reasons for refusal

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A131

Effective date: 20110602

A521 Written amendment

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A523

Effective date: 20110714

TRDD Decision of grant or rejection written
A01 Written decision to grant a patent or to grant a registration (utility model)

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A01

Effective date: 20111222

A01 Written decision to grant a patent or to grant a registration (utility model)

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A01

A61 First payment of annual fees (during grant procedure)

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: A61

Effective date: 20111226

FPAY Renewal fee payment (event date is renewal date of database)

Free format text: PAYMENT UNTIL: 20150113

Year of fee payment: 3

R250 Receipt of annual fees

Free format text: JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE CODE: R250

LAPS Cancellation because of no payment of annual fees