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JP4820270B2
JP4820270B2 JP2006294045A JP2006294045A JP4820270B2 JP 4820270 B2 JP4820270 B2 JP 4820270B2 JP 2006294045 A JP2006294045 A JP 2006294045A JP 2006294045 A JP2006294045 A JP 2006294045A JP 4820270 B2 JP4820270 B2 JP 4820270B2
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晋司 兒玉
哲也 渡辺
薫 澤入
謙志 鈴木
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/46Bases; Cases
    • H01R13/502Bases; Cases composed of different pieces
    • H01R13/506Bases; Cases composed of different pieces assembled by snap action of the parts
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/40Securing contact members in or to a base or case; Insulating of contact members
    • H01R13/42Securing in a demountable manner
    • H01R13/436Securing a plurality of contact members by one locking piece or operation
    • H01R13/4361Insertion of locking piece perpendicular to direction of contact insertion
    • H01R13/4362Insertion of locking piece perpendicular to direction of contact insertion comprising a temporary and a final locking position
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R13/00Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/70 or H01R24/00 - H01R33/00
    • H01R13/62Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
    • H01R13/627Snap or like fastening
    • H01R13/6271Latching means integral with the housing
    • H01R13/6272Latching means integral with the housing comprising a single latching arm

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  The present invention relates to a connector, and in particular, a connector housing having a terminal locking lance that primarily locks a terminal, and is mounted in the connector housing from a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the terminal to secondary-lock the terminal. The present invention relates to a connector provided with a spacer.

  Conventionally, for example, the connector shown in FIG. 32 is known as the connector described above (Patent Document 1). As shown in the figure, the connector described in Patent Document 1 includes a connector housing 200 provided with a terminal locking lance 201 for primarily locking the terminal 100 accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber, and a longitudinal direction Y1 of the terminal 100. A retainer 300 (= spacer) that is inserted into the connector housing 200 from the orthogonal direction Y2 and that secondary-locks the terminal 100 is provided.

  As shown in the figure, a terminal locking lance 201 is formed on the front surface of the connector housing 200 on the distal end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 of the terminal 100, in addition to the mating terminal insertion hole 202a into which the mating connector terminal is inserted. A mold punch hole 202b is formed. For this reason, a plurality of holes are formed in the front surface of the connector housing 200, and there is a concern that the strength of the shape is weak.

  In order to solve the above-described problem, for example, a connector as shown in FIG. 33 has also been proposed (Patent Document 2). As shown in the figure, the connector disclosed in Patent Document 2 is orthogonal to the connector housing 200 provided with a terminal locking lance 201 for primarily locking a terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber, and the longitudinal direction Y1 of the terminal. The spacer 300 is inserted into the connector housing 200 from the direction Y2 and secondarily locks the terminal.

The front part of the connector housing 200 described above is opened, and a mold for molding the terminal locking lance 201 can be removed from the front part opening. The connector further includes a front holder 400 that is fitted into the front opening of the connector housing 200 and has a mating terminal insertion hole 401 formed therein. As described above, since the connector housing 200 provided with the terminal locking lance 201 and the front holder 400 are provided separately, it is not necessary to provide a hole in the front holder 400 for removing the molding die of the terminal locking lance 201. . For this reason, the front part of a connector can be strengthened. However, the connector described in Patent Document 2 has a problem in that the front holder 400 needs to be provided separately from the connector housing 200, which increases the number of parts and increases costs.
JP-A-7-296895 JP 2001-196122 A

  In view of the above, an object of the present invention is to provide a connector in which the number of parts is reduced and the cost is reduced while increasing the strength while paying attention to the above problems.

The invention according to claim 1, which has been made in order to solve the above problems, includes a terminal housing chamber, a housing body having a terminal locking lance that locks a terminal housed in the terminal housing chamber, and the housing body. A front portion provided with a mating terminal insertion hole that covers the distal end side in the longitudinal direction of the terminal and communicates with the terminal accommodating chamber, and is mounted on the housing body from the mounting direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, and the terminal accommodating chamber A spacer portion that is locked to the housing main body at both a temporary locking position that allows insertion of the terminal with respect to the main locking position that locks the terminal and prevents the terminal from being detached from the housing. When, but includes an outer portion, which is integrally molded, the housing body has the mounting direction and parallel to a pair of outer surfaces, said terminal receiving chamber is provided between the pair of outer surfaces, and A connector in which a pair of side cover portions that respectively cover the pair of outer side surfaces on the outer portion is further integrally formed, wherein the housing is provided on each of the outer side surface of the housing body and the side surface cover portion of the outer portion. The connector is characterized in that first locking means for locking the main body and the outer portion at the temporary locking position and the main locking position is provided .

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, the housing body has a terminal accommodating chamber and a terminal locking lance for locking the terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber. The outer part is attached to the housing body from the front part provided with a mating terminal insertion hole that covers the distal end side in the longitudinal direction of the terminal of the housing body and communicates with the terminal accommodating chamber, and the mounting direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction. A spacer portion that is locked to the housing body at both a temporary locking position that allows insertion of the terminal into the terminal receiving chamber and a final locking position that locks the terminal and prevents the terminal from being removed from the terminal receiving chamber. And are integrally formed.

Further, according to the first aspect of the invention, when the outer portion is mounted to the housing body from the mounting direction, the first engagement means provided on the side cover portion integrally formed on the outer surface and the outer portion of the housing body The housing body and the outer portion are locked at the temporary locking position and the main locking position.

In the invention according to claim 2 , the first locking means provided on the inner side of the side cover portion of the outer portion is a locking protrusion or a locking groove, and the locking protrusion or the locking groove is 2. The connector according to claim 1 , wherein the connector is formed along the longitudinal direction at least from the rear end portion in the longitudinal direction of the outer portion.

According to invention of Claim 2 , the 1st latching means provided in the side surface cover part of the outer part is a latching protrusion or a latching groove. The locking projection or the locking groove is formed along the longitudinal direction at least from the longitudinal rear end of the outer portion. Therefore, the locking protrusion or the locking groove is formed along the longitudinal direction at least from the longitudinal rear end of the outer part, and is then locked by a mold that is pulled back along the longitudinal direction. A protrusion or a locking groove can be formed.

According to a third aspect of the present invention, the first locking means provided on the side cover portion of the outer portion is a locking protrusion or a locking groove, and the locking protrusion or the locking groove is the 3. The connector according to claim 1 , wherein the connector is formed through a through hole provided in a front portion and is formed along the longitudinal direction.

According to invention of Claim 3 , the 1st latching means provided in the side surface cover part of the outer part is a latching protrusion or a latching groove. The locking protrusion or the locking groove is formed so as to penetrate through a through hole provided in the front portion, and is formed along the longitudinal direction. Therefore, by forming the locking protrusion or the locking groove along the longitudinal direction from the through-hole provided in the front, the die that passes through the through-hole, goes to the front end side in the longitudinal direction, and is pulled out along the longitudinal direction. Thus, the locking projection or the locking groove can be formed.

According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body at the temporary locking position, the terminal locking lance of the housing body is inserted through the mating terminal insertion hole provided in the front portion. exposed is that Sonsuru the connector of claims 1 to 3 or 1, wherein said.

According to the invention of claim 4 , with the outer portion locked to the housing body at the temporary locking position, a terminal removal jig such as a screwdriver is inserted from the mating terminal insertion hole, and the terminal locking lance is used. The terminal can be released and the terminal can be removed. Therefore, it is not necessary to provide a hole for inserting a terminal extraction jig in the front portion separately from the mating terminal insertion hole. Moreover, when the terminal locking lance is exposed through the mating terminal insertion hole in the final locking position, the mating terminal insertion hole needs to be provided larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal. By exposing the terminal locking lance through the hole, it is not necessary to provide the mating terminal insertion hole larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal.

According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, the terminal has a contact surface that intersects the longitudinal direction, an exposure hole is formed in the front portion, and at least one of the final locking position and the temporary locking position. In a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body at one position, the contact surface and the exposed hole are arranged in the longitudinal direction, and the contact surface is exposed through the exposed hole. It exists in the connector in any one of Claims 1-4 .

According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, the terminal has a contact surface that intersects the longitudinal direction. An exposure hole is formed in the front portion. The contact surface and the exposure hole are arranged in the longitudinal direction in a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing main body at at least one of the main locking position and the temporary locking position, and the contact surface is arranged through the exposure hole. Is exposed.

According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, in the state where the exposure hole locks the outer portion to the housing body only at the final locking position among the final locking position and the temporary locking position. 6. The connector according to claim 5, wherein the surface is exposed.

According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, the continuity check can be performed in a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body at the final locking position.

  As described above, according to the first aspect of the present invention, since the front portion is provided separately from the housing main body having the terminal locking lance, a hole for extracting the molding die of the terminal locking lance is formed in the front portion. There is no need to provide the front portion, and the strength of the front portion can be increased. In addition, since the spacer portion and the front portion are integrally formed, the number of parts can be reduced and the cost can be reduced.

Further, according to the first aspect of the invention, the outer surface of the housing body, by providing the first locking means on the side cover portion integrally formed on the outer part, first locking means on the spacer portion and the front portion Since the space of the first locking means can be increased compared with the case where the first locking means is provided, the locking can be stabilized.

According to the invention of claim 2, by forming the locking projection or the locking groove along the longitudinal direction from the longitudinal rear end of at least the outer portion of the locking projection or the locking groove, Since the locking projection or the locking groove can be formed by a die that is pulled out along the longitudinal direction toward the rear side in the longitudinal direction, the first locking means can be easily molded, and the cost can be reduced. .

According to the invention of claim 3, by forming the locking projection or the locking groove along the longitudinal direction from the through-hole provided in the front, the through-hole is directed to the front end side in the longitudinal direction, Since the locking projection or the locking groove can be formed by a mold that is pulled out along the longitudinal direction, the first locking means can be easily formed and the cost can be reduced.

According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, there is no need to provide a hole for inserting a terminal extraction jig in the front portion separately from the mating terminal insertion hole. Moreover, when the terminal locking lance is exposed through the mating terminal insertion hole in the final locking position, the mating terminal insertion hole needs to be provided larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal. By exposing the terminal locking lance through the hole, it is not necessary to provide the mating terminal insertion hole larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal, so that the strength of the front portion can be further increased.

According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, the conduction probe is moved in the longitudinal direction from the exposure hole of the front portion where the contact surface is exposed at at least one of the final locking position and the temporary locking position. If inserted, the continuity check of the terminal can be performed easily and surely because the terminal continuity check can be performed in contact with the contact surface that is aligned with the exposed hole in the longitudinal direction and intersects the longitudinal direction. it can.

According to the seventh aspect of the present invention, when the continuity check is performed by temporary locking, there is a risk that the continuity check may be forgotten and the main locking may occur. Since no situation occurs, the terminal continuity check can be performed more easily and reliably.

First Embodiment Hereinafter, a first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view showing an outer cover 20 (= outer portion) and a housing body 10 in the first embodiment of the connector of the present invention. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along line II of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the housing body 10 shown in FIG. 1 taken along the line II-II. FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the connector in the temporary locking position. FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the connector in the final locking position. FIG. 6 is a partially enlarged cross-sectional view of the connector in the temporary locking position. FIG. 7 is a partially enlarged cross-sectional view of the connector in the final locking position. FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the outer cover 20 according to another embodiment. FIG. 9 is a front view of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG. FIG. 10 is a side view of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG.

  As shown in the figure, this connector includes a housing body 10 made of synthetic resin provided with a terminal accommodating chamber C, and a longitudinal direction Y1 of a terminal 30 (FIGS. 4 and 5) accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber C. The outer cover 20 is mounted on the housing main body 10 from the mounting direction Y2 orthogonal to each other, and the female terminal 30 (FIGS. 4 and 5) is inserted from the rear of the terminal accommodating chamber C. In the connector described above, eight terminal accommodating chambers C are formed in two stages in the mounting direction Y2.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the housing body 10 described above is substantially box-shaped, and extends in the orthogonal direction Y3 in the middle of the longitudinal direction Y1, and has a fitting groove 11 into which a spacer portion 24 of the outer cover 20 described later is fitted. Molded. The housing body 10 described above also has a lower wall 12 orthogonal to the mounting direction Y2, and a locking portion 13a that is provided closer to the distal end side of the terminal 30 than the fitting groove 11 and approaches the lower wall 12 toward the distal end side. A flexible terminal locking lance 13 (hereinafter referred to as locking lance 13) is provided (FIG. 3). The lower wall 12 and the locking lance 13 define a mounting direction Y2 on the distal end side of the terminal accommodating chamber C (FIGS. 4 and 5).

  The housing body 10 described above is further provided on the rear side of the terminal 30 with respect to the fitting groove 11, and further includes a lower wall 12, a horizontal partition wall 14, and an upper wall 15 (FIG. 3). The lower wall 12, the partition wall 14, and the upper wall 15 define the mounting direction Y2 of the rear portion of the terminal accommodating chamber C (FIGS. 4 and 5). Further, the housing main body 10 described above is provided on the front end side of the terminal 30 with respect to the pair of left and right side surfaces 16 (= outer side surfaces) parallel to both the mounting direction Y2 and the longitudinal direction Y1 and the fitting groove 11, and the left and right side surfaces. 16 is provided with a horizontal partition wall 17 (FIG. 1). A terminal accommodating chamber C is provided between the pair of left and right side surfaces 16. Further, the right and left side surfaces 16 and the partition walls 17 define the orthogonal direction Y3 on the distal end side of the terminal accommodating chamber C. Further, the height L11 from the lower wall 12 to the lower surface of the first locking portion 13a and the height L12 from the upper surface of the partition wall 14 to the lower surface of the upper locking portion 13a are the same (FIG. 3). .

The housing body 10 described above is further provided on the rear side of the fitting groove 11, and includes a horizontal partition wall 18 on the left and right side surfaces 16, and the partition wall 18 defines an orthogonal direction Y3 on the rear side of the terminal accommodating chamber C. (FIG. 1). The left and right side surfaces 16 of the housing body 10 are formed with locking protrusions 16a and 16b that are locked to the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b (locking groove) of the outer cover 20 (see FIG. FIG. 1).

The outer cover 20 covers the distal end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 of the housing body 10, communicates with each terminal accommodating chamber C, and is connected to a mating terminal insertion hole 21a (hereinafter referred to as a terminal insertion hole 21a) into which a mating male terminal is inserted. There a front portion 21 which is molded to cover the left and right side surfaces 16 of the housing body 10, the provisional locking groove 22a, and the locking groove 22b (FIG. 2) the left and right side cover portion 22 which is molded, the mating connector housing ( A lock arm portion 23 formed with a lock projection 23a to be locked to an unillustrated) and a fitting groove 11 provided inside the lock arm portion 23 and formed in the housing body 10 in the mounting direction Y2 The spacer part 24 (FIG. 2) inserted from is integrally formed.

  As described above, the left and right side surfaces 16 of the housing body 10 and the left and right side surface cover portions 22 of the outer cover 20 are respectively provided with locking protrusions 16a and 16b, temporary locking grooves 22a, and main locking grooves 22b. Since the space for the first locking means can be increased as compared with the case where the locking means is provided in the spacer portion 24 and the front portion 21, the locking can be stabilized.

Further, the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b described above are each formed in a straight line from the rear end portion of the outer cover 20 in the longitudinal direction Y1 along the longitudinal direction Y1, as shown in FIG. Thereby, when the outer cover 20 is molded, the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b can be molded with a mold that is pulled out along the longitudinal direction Y1 toward the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1. . That, and the left and right side cover 2 2, etc. rear end side of the spacer portion 24 can be pulled out to the mold in the same direction to shape the, without increasing the die cutting direction, Karikakaritomemizo 22a and the locking groove 22b can be molded, and the manufacturing cost can be reduced.

  The spacer portion 24 includes an upper wall 24a and a partition wall 24b (FIG. 2). The upper wall 24a and the partition wall 24b define the mounting direction Y2 of the intermediate portion of the terminal accommodating chamber C (FIGS. 4 and 5). The spacer portion 24 also includes left and right side surface cover portions 22 and a horizontal partition wall 24c (FIG. 2), and the partition wall 24c defines an orthogonal direction Y3 of the intermediate portion of the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 6, the terminal 30 has, for example, a substantially rectangular cylindrical portion 30 a into which the mating male terminal (mating terminal) enters. The terminal 30 has a first locking step portion 31 for the locking lance 13, and a second locking step portion 32 for the spacer portion 24 on the rear side. The 1st latching step part 31 is shape | molded by the rear end of the 1st protrusion 33 (= protrusion part) protrudingly provided by the cylinder part 30a mentioned above. Further, a contact surface 34 for contacting the conduction probe is provided on the distal end side of the first protrusion 33.

  The height L21 from the lower surface of the terminal 30 to the horizontal plane 35 is substantially the same or slightly smaller than the heights L11 and L12 (FIG. 3) in the housing body 10. Further, the height L22 of the first protrusion 33 is slightly larger than the heights L11 and L12 (FIG. 3) in the housing body 10. An electric wire L is crimped and connected to the crimping piece 36 on the rear side of the terminal 30.

  Next, the temporary locking position of the connector described above will be described with reference to FIG. Here, the temporary locking position means that the outer cover 20 is slid toward the housing body 10 and attached to the housing body 10 so that the spacer portion 24 is inserted into the fitting groove 11 of the housing body 10. The locking protrusions 16 a and 16 b formed on the main body 10 are temporarily locked by the temporary locking grooves 22 a of the outer cover 20. In this temporary locking position, the upper surface of the partition wall 14, the upper surface of the partition wall 24b, and the upper surface of the locking lance 13 are connected without any step. Further, in the temporary locking position, as shown in FIG. 6, the height L31 from the lower wall 12 to the portion closest to the lower wall 12 in the partition wall 24b of the spacer portion 24 is the first protrusion 33 of the terminal 30. It is the same as or slightly higher than the height L22. Thereby, the spacer part 24 permits insertion of the terminal 30 with respect to the terminal accommodating chamber C in the temporary locking position.

  In this temporary locking position, the terminal 30 is first inserted into the lower terminal accommodating chamber C. The terminal 30 is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber C from the rear portion of the housing main body 10 and enters toward the tip along the lower wall 12. When the first protrusion 33 of the terminal 30 enters the locking portion 13a, the locking portion 13a bends upward in the figure, and further enters and the first protrusion 33 enters the tip side from the locking portion 13a. The locking portion 13a is restored downward in the drawing and locked to the first locking step portion 31 of the terminal 30 to temporarily lock the terminal 30, and the terminal 30 is accommodated and held in the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  Next, the case where the terminal 30 is inserted into the upper terminal accommodating chamber C will be described. The terminal 30 is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber C from the rear part of the housing body 10 and first enters the front part along the upper surface of the rear partition wall 14 and the upper surface of the partition wall 24b of the spacer part 24 in this order. When the first projection 33 of the terminal 30 enters the locking portion 13a, the upper locking portion 13a bends upward in the figure, and further enters, and the first projection 33 enters the tip side from the locking portion 13a. Then, the locking portion 13a is restored downward in the figure and locked to the first locking step portion 31 of the terminal 30 to primarily lock the terminal 30, and the terminal 30 is accommodated and held in the terminal accommodating chamber C. . Further, a protrusion 13a1 protruding toward the tip side is formed at the tip of the locking part 13a. As shown in FIG. 6, the lower surface of the protrusion 13 a 1 is in contact with the upper surface of the first protrusion 33 of the terminal 30.

  As a result of inserting the terminal 30 as described above, as shown in FIG. 6, the first protrusion 33 is accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber C toward the outer cover 20 in the mounting direction Y2. Further, the locking lance 13 locks the outer cover 20 side behind the contact surface 34 of the terminal 30 and in the mounting direction Y2. Thereby, the contact surface 34 and the latching | locking part 13a are located in a line with the mounting direction Y2 seeing from the front-end | tip part side. Further, at the temporary locking position, the terminal insertion hole 21a and the contact surface 34 are aligned in the longitudinal direction Y1. Further, at the temporary locking position, the terminal insertion hole 21a and the protrusion 13a1 of the locking portion 13a are provided side by side in the longitudinal direction Y1. Thereby, in the temporary locking position, the contact surface 34 and the protrusion 13a1 of the locking lance 13 are exposed through the terminal insertion hole 21a.

  Therefore, if the terminal 30 is mistakenly inserted, a terminal extraction jig (not shown) such as a driver is inserted from the terminal insertion hole 21a at the temporary locking position, and the terminal extraction jig is inserted into the protrusion of the locking lance 13. It can be inserted between the portion 13a1 and the first protrusion 33 of the terminal 30, and the locking lance 13 can be bent upward to release the primary locking of the terminal 30 by the locking lance 13. Thereby, it is not necessary to provide a hole for inserting a terminal extraction jig in the front portion 21 separately from the terminal insertion hole 21a. Moreover, when the locking lance 13 is exposed through the terminal insertion hole 21a at the final locking position, it is necessary to provide the terminal insertion hole 21a larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal, but the terminal insertion hole at the temporary locking position. By exposing the locking lance 13 through 21a, it is not necessary to provide the terminal insertion hole 21a larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal, so that the strength of the front portion 21 can be further increased.

  Finally, the outer cover 20 is further pressed downward and slid. As a result, the temporary locking groove 22a and the locking protrusions 16a and 16b are not locked, and the locking protrusions 16a and 16b formed on the housing body 10 are locked by the main locking groove 22b of the outer cover 20. This is the final locking position. In this final locking position, as shown in FIG. 5, the partition wall 24 b of the spacer portion 24 is locked to the second locking step portion 32 of the terminal 30, and the terminal 30 is secondarily locked. In the upper stage of the terminal accommodating chamber C, the upper wall 24a of the spacer portion 24 is locked to the second locking step portion 32 of the terminal 30, and the terminal 30 is secondarily locked. Thus, in the final locking position, the spacer portion 24 locks the terminal 30, and even if the locking of the terminal 30 by the locking lance 13 is released, the terminal 30 does not come out of the terminal accommodating chamber C. It is like that.

  Further, the front portion 21 of the outer cover 20 is provided with a checker jig insertion hole 21b (exposed hole) for inserting a conduction probe for checking the continuity of the terminal 30 in addition to the terminal insertion hole 21a (see FIG. 5). 6 and FIG. 7). As shown in FIG. 7, the contact surface 34 and the checker jig insertion hole 21b are provided side by side in the longitudinal direction Y1 at the final locking position. Thereby, the contact surface 34 of the terminal 30 is exposed through the checker jig insertion hole 21b at the final locking position. Therefore, after the main locking of the connector is performed, if a conduction probe (not shown) is inserted from the checker jig insertion hole 21b along the longitudinal direction Y1, the contact surface 34 comes into contact with the terminal 30. A continuity check can be performed.

  By the way, even if the checker jig insertion hole 21b is not provided as described above, for example, for the continuity check, the continuity probe is inserted into the cylindrical portion 30a of the terminal 30 from the terminal insertion hole 21a at the main locking position. It is also conceivable to contact the terminal 30. However, in the case of the female terminal 30 as in the present embodiment, the conduction probe must be inserted obliquely so as to contact the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion 30a, and it is difficult to reliably contact the terminal 30. Further, when the conduction probe is brought into contact with the spring in the cylindrical portion 30a, the spring may be deformed.

  Therefore, as in this embodiment, the contact surface 34 that is aligned with the checker jig insertion hole 21b in the longitudinal direction Y1 and intersects the longitudinal direction Y1 is provided on the terminal 30, and is exposed through the checker jig insertion hole 21b. If the conduction probe is inserted from the checker jig insertion hole 21b along the longitudinal direction Y1, the conduction probe and the abutment surface 34 can be reliably and simply brought into contact with each other to perform the conduction check.

  Also, for connectors with a configuration that allows continuity check at the temporary lock position and cannot perform continuity check at the full lock position, if you forget to check the continuity at the time of temporary lock, Although it is necessary to check the continuity by returning to the stop, as described above, if the continuity check can be performed at the main locking position, such a situation does not occur, so the continuity check of the terminal 30 is performed more easily and reliably. Can do.

  According to the connector described above, since the front portion 21 is provided separately from the housing main body 10 in which the locking lance 13 is accommodated, it is necessary to provide the front portion 21 with a hole for extracting a molding die of the locking lance 13. In addition, the strength of the front portion 21 can be increased. In addition, since the spacer portion 24 and the front portion 21 are integrally formed, the number of parts can be reduced and the cost can be reduced.

  Further, according to the connector described above, in the terminal 30, the contact surface 34 is formed on the distal end side of the first protrusion 33, and the first locking that locks the locking lance 13 at the rear end of the first protrusion 33. A step portion 31 is formed. Accordingly, it is not necessary to separately provide a protrusion for forming the contact surface 34 and a protrusion for forming the first locking step 31 for locking the locking lance 13, and the terminal 30. The shape can be simplified.

  Further, in the first embodiment described above, as shown in FIG. 2, the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b are formed by a mold that is pulled out along the longitudinal direction Y1 toward the rear end of the longitudinal direction Y1. However, as shown in FIGS. 8 to 10, it is conceivable to form the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b.

  As shown in the figure, the temporary locking groove 22a is formed so as to penetrate through the punching hole 21c (= through hole) of the molding die of the temporary locking groove 22a provided in the front portion 21 and is long. It is molded along the direction Y1. The main locking groove 22b is formed through the punching hole 21d (= through hole) of the molding die of the main locking groove 22b provided in the front portion 21 and is formed along the longitudinal direction Y1. ing. Thereby, when the outer cover 20 is molded, the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b can be molded with a mold which is directed to the distal end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 and is extracted along the longitudinal direction Y1. That is, the front portion 21 front, the terminal insertion hole 21a, the checker jig insertion hole 21b and the like can be extracted in the same direction as the mold to be molded, and the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove can be formed without increasing the mold cutting direction. The groove 22b can be formed, and the manufacturing cost can be reduced.

  8 to 10, the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b are formed so as to penetrate the left and right side surface cover parts 22, but the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b are formed. The groove 22b may be formed in a concave shape as shown in FIG.

Further, in the example shown in FIGS. 8 to 10, had described the case of forming the left and right side cover portions 2 2 Karikakaritomemizo 22a and the locking groove 22b, engage the left and right side cover portions 2 2 Also in the case where the protrusion is provided, the outer cover can be formed by penetrating through the punched hole provided in the front portion 21 and formed along the longitudinal direction Y1 in the same manner as the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b. It can shape | mold with the metal mold | die pulled along the longitudinal direction Y1 toward the 20 longitudinal direction Y1 front end side. Further, both the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b shown in FIG. 2 and the temporary locking groove 22a and the main locking groove 22b shown in FIGS. 8 to 10 may be formed.

Second Embodiment Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 11 is an exploded perspective view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the second embodiment of the connector of the present invention. 12 is a rear view of the connector in the temporary locking position of the connector shown in FIG. FIG. 13 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 11 at the final locking position. FIG. 14 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 11 in the terminal halfway insertion state. 11 to 14, parts that are the same as those already described in the first embodiment with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10 are given the same reference numerals, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  The difference between the first embodiment and the second embodiment is that second locking means (main locking protrusions, temporary locking protrusions, locking protrusions) described later are provided. This second locking means will be described below.

  As shown in FIG. 11, the outer cover 20 is provided with a lock arm portion 23 on the outer cover 20 side in the mounting direction Y2. The lock arm portion 23 bends toward the housing body 10 in the mounting direction Y2 when mated with the mating connector housing, allows the mating connector housing to move in the mating direction (ie, the longitudinal direction Y1), and mates with the mating connector housing. It is comprised from the arm part 23b which restores in the state in a position, and the lock protrusion 23a which is provided in the arm part 23b and latches the other party connector housing.

  The outer cover 20 has a pair of lock protection walls 25 provided on both sides of the lock arm portion 23. The pair of lock protection walls 25 are provided from the rear end to the front end along the longitudinal direction Y1. A flange portion 26 that is horizontal in the orthogonal direction Y3 is integrally provided at the rear ends of the pair of lock protection walls 25 in the longitudinal direction Y1. The housing body 10 has a pair of flexible locking arms 19 that protrude along the lock protection wall 25 between the pair of lock protection walls 25. The pair of flexible locking arms 19 can be bent in the orthogonal direction Y3.

  On the lock protection wall 25 side of the flexible locking arm 19, a temporary locking projection 19a and a final locking projection 19b (latched to the locking projection 25a (second locking means) of the outer cover 20). Second locking means) is formed. The temporary locking protrusions 19a and the main locking protrusions 19b are provided such that the protrusion heights increase toward the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y2.

  Further, on the side of the flexible locking arm 19 of the lock protection wall 25, as shown in FIG. 12, it is locked with the temporary locking projection 19a of the flexible locking arm 19 at the temporary locking position, as shown in FIG. Thus, a locking projection 25a that locks with the main locking projection 19b of the flexible locking arm 19 is formed at the final locking position. The locking protrusion 25a is provided so that the protrusion height increases as it goes toward the outer cover 20 in the mounting direction Y2.

  Next, the assembly of the connector described above will be described. First, when the outer cover 20 is slid toward the housing body 10 and attached to the housing body 10 so that the spacer portion 24 is inserted into the fitting groove 11 of the housing body 10, the housing is similar to the first embodiment described above. The locking protrusions 16 a and 16 b provided on the main body 10 are temporarily locked by the temporary locking grooves 22 a of the outer cover 20. Further, as shown in FIG. 13, the locking projection 25 a provided on the housing body 10 is temporarily locked with the temporary locking projection 19 a provided on the outer cover 20. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the temporary locking position, the spacer portion 24 allows the insertion of the terminal 30 into the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  In this temporary locking position, the terminal 30 is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber C. Finally, the outer cover 20 is further pressed and slid toward the housing body 10. As a result, the locking between the temporary locking groove 22a and the locking projections 16a and 16b and the locking between the temporary locking projection 19a and the locking projection 25a are released, and the locking projection provided on the housing body 10 is released. 16 a and 16 b are finally locked in the main locking groove 22 b of the outer cover 20. Further, the locking projection 25 a provided on the housing body 10 is fully locked with the main locking projection 19 b provided on the outer cover 20. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the final locking position, the spacer portion 24 locks the terminal 30 so that the terminal 30 does not come out of the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  In addition, as shown in FIG. 6, when the connector 30 is in the terminal insertion state where the tip of the terminal 30 is not properly inserted to the tip of the terminal accommodating chamber C, the partition wall 24 b of the spacer portion 24 interferes with the horizontal surface 35 of the terminal 30. And cannot be locked at the final locking position. That is, as shown in FIG. 14, in the terminal halfway insertion state, the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are in a state between the temporary locking position and the main locking position. In this state, the main locking projection 19b and the locking projection 25a come into contact with each other, and the flexible locking arm 19 bends away from the lock protection wall 25 and is positioned below the lock arm 23.

  Accordingly, the lock arm portion 23 does not bend toward the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y2 beyond the flexible locking arm 19. For this reason, the lock arm part 23 cannot bend to the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y2, and the movement of the mating connector housing in the fitting direction cannot be permitted. As a result, since it cannot be fitted to the mating connector housing, the terminal halfway insertion state can be easily understood, and the terminal halfway insertion can be prevented beforehand.

  Further, according to the connector of the second embodiment described above, the housing body 10 and the outer cover are respectively provided on the lock protection wall 25 side of the flexible locking arm 19 and the flexible locking arm 19 side of the lock protection wall 25. Second locking means (temporary locking projection 19a, main locking projection 19b and locking projection 25a) for locking the cover 20 at the temporary locking position and the final locking position is provided. Therefore, the second locking means can be provided by utilizing the dead space between the lock arm portion 23 and the lock protection wall 25, and the holding power of temporary locking and main locking is improved while saving space. Can be made.

Third Embodiment Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 15 is a rear exploded perspective view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the third embodiment of the connector of the present invention. FIG. 16 is a front oblique view showing the housing main body shown in FIG. FIG. 17 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 15 at the temporary locking position. 18 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 15 in the final locking position. FIG. 19 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 15 in a terminal halfway insertion state. FIG. 20 is a view for explaining a method for releasing the locking of the connector shown in FIG. 15 to 20, parts that are the same as those already described in the first and second embodiments described above with reference to FIGS. 1 to 30 are given the same reference numerals, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  The differences between the second embodiment and the third embodiment are the configuration of the first locking means, the point that the outer cover 20 is provided with a tapered surface 27, and the locking release portion 19c on the flexible locking arm 19. It is a point provided. This difference will be described below.

  In the third embodiment, as shown in FIGS. 15 and 16, locking protrusions 28 are provided at positions indicated by dotted lines inside the right and left side cover portions 22 of the outer cover 20, and the left and right side surfaces 16 of the housing body 10 are temporarily provided. A locking groove 16c and a main locking groove 16d are provided. In this case, if the locking protrusion 28 is also formed at the rear end portion in the longitudinal direction Y1 of the outer cover 20 and is formed along the straight line in the longitudinal direction Y1, the outer protrusion 20 is similar to the locking grooves 22a and 22b. The cover 20 can be molded by a mold that is extracted from the rear end portion in the longitudinal direction Y1 along the longitudinal direction Y1.

  Further, a taper surface 27 that is separated from the flexible locking arm 19 toward the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 is provided on the wall surface of the lock protection wall 25 on the flexible locking arm 19 side. By providing this tapered surface 27, the wall surface on the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 with respect to the wall surface W1 provided with the locking projection 25a as the second locking means, that is, the tapered surface 27 is a flexible locking arm. 19 is provided to be separated from And the latch release | release part 19c of the flexible latching arm 19 is provided so that it may protrude in the longitudinal direction Y1 rear end side rather than the wall surface W1 in which the latching protrusion 25a is provided.

  Next, the assembly of the connector described above will be described. First, when the outer cover 20 is slid toward the housing body 10 and attached to the housing body 10 so that the spacer portion 24 is inserted into the fitting groove 11 of the housing body 10, the locking protrusion provided on the outer cover 20 is provided. The portion 28 is temporarily locked by a temporary locking groove 16 c provided in the housing body 10. Further, as shown in FIG. 17, the locking projection 25 a provided on the housing body 10 is temporarily locked with the temporary locking projection 19 a provided on the outer cover 20. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the temporary locking position, the spacer portion 24 allows the insertion of the terminal 30 into the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  In this temporary locking position, the terminal 30 is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber C. Finally, the outer cover 20 is further pressed and slid toward the housing body 10. As a result, the locking between the temporary locking groove 16c and the locking projection 28 and the locking between the temporary locking projection 19a and the locking projection 25a are released, and the locking projection 28 provided on the outer cover 20 is removed from the housing. The main locking is performed in the main locking groove 16 d of the main body 10. Further, the locking projection 25 a provided on the housing body 10 is fully locked with the main locking projection 19 b provided on the outer cover 20. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the final locking position, the spacer portion 24 locks the terminal 30 so that the terminal 30 does not come out of the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 19, in a state where the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are between the temporary locking position and the main locking position, that is, in the terminal halfway insertion state, similarly to the second embodiment described above. The flexible locking arm 19 can be bent in the direction away from the lock protection wall 25 to prevent the lock arm portion 23 from being bent toward the housing body 10 in the mounting direction Y2.

  Next, unlocking will be described. At the time of unlocking, as shown in FIG. 20, a finger is put into a gap formed between the taper surface 27 and the unlocking portion 19 c of the flexible locking arm 19, and the pair of flexible locking arms 19. Is bent to the side away from the lock protection wall 25 to release the locking with the locking projection 25a. When there is no gap between the lock protective wall 25 and the flexible locking arm 19 as in the second embodiment, the side where the flexible locking arm 19 is separated from the lock protective wall 25 using a release jig. It was necessary to bend. Moreover, since a pair of flexible locking arms 19 are provided in the left-right direction Y3, it is very difficult to bend the pair of flexible locking arms 19 simultaneously.

  According to the third embodiment, a gap is formed between the tapered surface 27 and the locking release portion 19c, and can be easily performed using a finger of one hand without using a special jig as in the second embodiment. The locking of the flexible locking arm 19 can be released.

  In the third embodiment described above, by providing the tapered surface 27, the wall surface on the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 with respect to the wall surface W1 provided with the locking projection 25a, that is, the tapered surface 27 is flexible. Although provided so as to be separated from the stop arm 19, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, it is conceivable to provide a step such that the wall surface on the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 from the wall surface W1 is separated from the flexible locking arm 19.

Fourth Embodiment Next, a fourth embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 21 is a front exploded perspective view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the fourth embodiment of the connector of the present invention. 22 is a cross-sectional view of the connector shown in FIG. 21 at the temporary locking position. FIG. 23 is a cross-sectional view of the connector shown in FIG. 21 at the final locking position. 21 to 23, parts that are the same as those already described in the first embodiment with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10 are given the same reference numerals, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  The difference between the first embodiment and the fourth embodiment is that a bridge 29 is provided on the outer cover 20 and a flexible locking portion 37 is provided on the housing body 10. This point will be described below.

  The bridge 29 is a rear end portion in the longitudinal direction Y1 between the left and right side surface cover portions 22, and is provided at an end portion on the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y2. The flexible locking portion 37 is provided at the rear end of the housing body 10 in the longitudinal direction Y1. The flexible locking portion 37 is formed in a cantilever shape in which the outer cover 20 side in the mounting direction Y2 is a fixed end 37a and the housing body 10 side is a free end 37b. The fixed end 37 a is provided continuously with the upper wall 15. The flexible locking portion 37 is provided such that when the outer cover 20 is mounted on the housing body 10, the free end 37 b is bent toward the distal end side in the longitudinal direction Y <b> 1 and allows the bridge 29 to move in the mounting direction Y <b> 2. .

  As shown in FIG. 23, the flexible locking portion 37 is restored to the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 while the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are in the final locking position, and is aligned with the bridge 29 and the mounting direction Y2. A bridge 29 is provided to be locked. Each of the bridge 29 and the flexible locking portion 37 has a temporary locking protrusion 29a as temporary locking means for locking the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 at the temporary locking position. A stop groove 37c is provided.

  Next, the assembly of the connector described above will be described. First, when the outer cover 20 is slid toward the housing body 10 and attached to the housing body 10 so that the spacer portion 24 is inserted into the fitting groove 11 of the housing body 10, the free end 37 b of the flexible locking portion 37. Is pushed by the bridge 29 and bends toward the distal end side in the longitudinal direction Y1, allowing the bridge 29 to move in the mounting direction Y2.

  Further, when the outer cover 20 is slid toward the housing body 10, the locking protrusions 16 a and 16 b provided on the housing body 10 are the temporary locking grooves 22 a of the outer cover 20 as in the first embodiment described above. Temporarily locked. Further, as shown in FIG. 22, the temporary locking protrusion 29 a provided on the bridge 29 and the temporary locking groove 37 c provided on the flexible locking portion 37 are temporarily locked. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the temporary locking position, the spacer portion 24 allows the insertion of the terminal 30 into the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  In this temporary locking position, the terminal 30 is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber C. Finally, the outer cover 20 is further pressed and slid toward the housing body 10. Accordingly, the locking between the temporary locking groove 22a and the locking protrusions 16a and 16b and the locking between the temporary locking protrusion 29a and the temporary locking groove 37c are released, and the locking protrusion provided in the housing body 10 is released. 16 a and 16 b are finally locked in the main locking groove 22 b of the outer cover 20.

  Also, as shown in FIG. 23, the free end 37b of the flexible locking portion 37 is restored to the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1, and the bridge 29 and the flexible locking portion 37 are aligned in the mounting direction Y2. Locked. Thus, when the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the final locking position, the spacer portion 24 locks the terminal 30 so that the terminal 30 does not come out of the terminal accommodating chamber C.

  According to the fourth embodiment described above, temporary locking and final locking can be performed even on the rear end side of the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 in the longitudinal direction Y1, and the holding power of temporary locking and final locking is improved. Can be made.

Fifth Embodiment Next, a fifth embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 24 is a front exploded view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the fifth embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 25, parts that are the same as those already described in the first embodiment with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10 are given the same reference numerals, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  In the first to fourth embodiments described above, for example, as shown in FIG. 18, the gap S between the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 is provided so as to extend in a straight line along the mounting direction Y2. In the case of such a configuration, there is a problem that an electric wire is caught in the gap S and the outer cover 20 is turned up.

  Therefore, in the fifth embodiment, the outer cover protection part 38 is provided in the housing body 10. As shown in FIG. 24, the pair of left and right side surfaces 16 are flush with the outer surfaces of the pair of left and right side surface cover portions 22 at the corners on the housing body 10 side in the longitudinal direction Y1 and in the mounting direction Y2. A protruding outer cover protection part 38 is provided. Further, the pair of left and right side surface cover portions 22 are cut out at portions facing the outer cover protection portion 38.

  According to the above configuration, it is possible to prevent the outer portion 20 from turning up due to the entry of the electric wire L or the like through the gap S between the end of the side cover portion 22 in the mounting direction Y2 and the opposite end portion of the front portion 21. .

  It is also conceivable to provide an outer cover protection part 38 as shown in FIG. As shown in the figure, the pair of left and right side surfaces 16 have outer cover protection portions that cover the outer surfaces of the pair of left and right side surface cover portions 22 at the corners on the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y1 on the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1. 38 is provided. The left and right side surface cover portions 22 that face the outer cover protection portion 38 are formed with recesses 39. The recess 39 is formed so that the outer surfaces of the pair of left and right side surface cover portions 22 and the outer cover protection portion 38 are flush with each other.

  According to the above configuration, since the outer cover protection portion 38 is provided so as to cover the outer surfaces of the pair of left and right side surface cover portions 22, an electric wire or the like enters from the gap between the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10. It is possible to prevent the outer cover 20 from being turned up.

  In the example shown in FIG. 25, the recess 39 is provided from the end on the outer cover 20 side in the mounting direction Y2 to the end on the housing body 10 side. For example, as shown in FIG. It is also conceivable to form the recess 39 only in the part facing the protection part 38.

Sixth Embodiment Next, a sixth embodiment of the present invention will be described. FIG. 27 is a rear exploded perspective view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the sixth embodiment of the connector of the present invention. FIG. 28 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 27 in the final locking position. FIG. 29 is a cross-sectional view in a state in which the second wedge-shaped protrusion and the wedge-shaped groove are unlocked. 27 to 29, parts that are the same as those already described in the first embodiment with reference to FIGS. 1 to 10 are given the same reference numerals, and detailed descriptions thereof are omitted.

  The difference between the first embodiment and the sixth embodiment is that the outer cover 20 is provided with a bridge 29 and a wedge-shaped groove 40 and the housing body 10 is provided with a wedge-shaped protrusion 41. This difference will be described below. The bridge 29 is provided at the rear end portion in the longitudinal direction Y1 of the left and right side surface cover portion 22 and at the end portion on the housing body 10 side in the mounting direction Y2. Accordingly, the bridge 29 is a pair of left and right side surfaces so that the bridge body 29 is positioned closer to the housing body 10 in the mounting direction Y2 than the terminal accommodating chamber C in a state where the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are locked at the temporary locking position. The cover portion 22 is provided at the rear end of the longitudinal direction Y1.

  The outer cover 20 is provided with a wedge-shaped groove 40 that is recessed toward the outer cover 20 in the mounting direction Y2. The wedge-shaped groove 40 is provided at the rear end of the outer cover 20 in the longitudinal direction Y1. The wedge-shaped groove 40 is provided such that the width in the orthogonal direction Y3 increases as it approaches the outer cover 20 side in the mounting direction Y2.

  Further, the housing body 10 is provided with a wedge-shaped protrusion 41 that protrudes toward the outer cover 20 in the mounting direction Y2. The wedge-shaped protrusion 41 is provided at the rear end of the housing body 10 in the longitudinal direction Y1. The wedge-shaped protrusion 41 is provided such that the width in the orthogonal direction Y3 increases as it approaches the outer cover 20 side in the mounting direction Y2. As shown in FIG. 28, the wedge-shaped groove 40 and the wedge-shaped protrusion 41 described above are provided so as to be fitted to each other at the final locking position.

  According to the connector of the sixth embodiment described above, the inner housing 10 and the outer housing 20 on the rear end side in the longitudinal direction Y1 by the wedge-shaped groove 40 and the wedge-shaped protrusion 41 provided in the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 respectively. Therefore, even when a force toward the housing body 10 in the mounting direction Y2 is applied to the electric wire L, the wedge-shaped groove 40 and the wedge-shaped protrusion 41 are not unlocked.

  Even if the wedge-shaped groove 40 and the wedge-shaped protrusion 41 are unlocked, as shown in FIG. 29, the bridge 29 is caught by the electric wire L and the outer housing 20 and the housing body 10 are separated. Therefore, the housing body 10 and the outer housing 20 can be firmly locked. Further, by providing the bridge 29, the gap S extending in a straight line along the mounting direction Y2 is eliminated, so that the side cover portion 23 can be prevented from being turned over or damaged.

  In the sixth embodiment described above, the wedge-shaped groove 40 is provided in the outer cover 20 and the wedge-shaped protrusion 41 is provided in the housing body 10, but the present invention is not limited to this. For example, the outer cover 20 may be provided with a wedge-shaped protrusion 41 and the housing body 10 may be provided with a wedge-shaped groove 40.

  In the first to sixth embodiments described above, the outer cover 20 as the outer portion is not only the front portion 21 and the spacer portion 24 but also the lock arm portion provided with the left and right side surface cover portions 22 and the lock protrusions 23a. 23 is also integrally formed, but the outer portion may have any shape as long as the front portion 21 and the spacer portion 24 are integrally formed. For example, the left and right side cover portions 22 and the lock arm portion It is not necessary to mold 23 integrally.

Further, in the first to sixth embodiments described above, the temporary engagement with the left and right side surfaces 1 6 of the housing body 10, to each of the left and right side cover portions 2 2 of the outer cover 20, a housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 And first locking means (locking protrusions 16a and 16b, temporary locking groove 22a, and main locking groove 22b) for locking in two stages of main locking are provided. Similarly, a locking means is provided on the spacer portion 24 and the portion of the housing body 10 that faces the spacer portion 24, or the front portion 21 and the portion of the housing body 10 that faces the front portion 21 are locked. It is conceivable to provide means.

Further, in the first to sixth embodiments described above, the left and right side cover portions 2 2, it had been formed a concave provisional locking groove 22a and the locking groove 22b, Karikakaritomemizo 22a and the engagement The stop groove 22b may be formed so as to penetrate the left and right side surface cover portions 22 as long as the engagement stepped portion to be engaged with the engagement protrusions 16a and 16b of the housing body 10 is formed.

  Further, in the first to sixth embodiments described above, the contact surface 34 that intersects the longitudinal direction Y1 is provided outside the cylindrical portion 30a of the terminal 30, but the position of the contact surface 34 is not limited to this, for example, It is also conceivable that the terminal 30 is provided in the cylindrical portion 30a. As described above, if the contact surface 34 is provided in the cylindrical portion 30a of the terminal 30, the contact surface 34 is exposed through the terminal insertion hole 21a at the final locking position, so that a conduction probe is inserted from the terminal insertion hole 21a. Continuity check can be performed.

  In the first to sixth embodiments described above, the checker jig insertion hole 21b is provided in order to check the continuity of the terminal 30 with the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 being fully locked. 30, the terminal insertion hole 21a and the contact surface 34 of the terminal 30 are aligned in the longitudinal direction Y1 in a state where the housing body 10 and the outer cover 20 are temporarily locked, and the terminal insertion hole 21a As shown in FIGS. 30 and 31, if the continuity check is not required at the time of final locking, the front portion 21 has a checker separate from the terminal insertion hole 21a. The jig insertion hole 21b may not be provided, and the contact surface 34 may not be exposed from the front portion 21 during the final locking. At this time, the continuity check is performed by inserting a continuity probe from the terminal insertion hole 21a and contacting the contact surface 34.

  Therefore, it is not necessary to provide the checker jig insertion hole 21b separately from the terminal insertion hole 21a as described above, and the contact provided on the outer side of the cylindrical portion 30a of the terminal 30 through the terminal insertion hole 21a at the main locking position. When the surface 34 is exposed, it is necessary to provide the terminal insertion hole 21a larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal, but the contact surface 34 provided outside the insertion hole through the terminal insertion hole 21a at the temporary locking position. By exposing, it is not necessary to provide the terminal insertion hole 21a larger than the space for inserting the mating terminal, so that the strength of the front portion 21 can be further increased. Further, there is no possibility that the mating male terminal will be inserted into the checker jig insertion hole 21b.

  In the first to sixth embodiments described above, the contact surface 34 is exposed through the checker jig insertion hole 21b provided in the front portion 21 at the final locking position, or the terminal insertion hole at the temporary locking position. Although the contact surface 34 is exposed through 21a, the present invention is not limited to this, and it is sufficient that an exposure hole is provided in the front portion 21 so that the contact surface 34 is exposed. It may be exposed at the temporary locking position, or may be exposed at both the final locking position and the temporary locking position. Also, as the exposure hole, the terminal insertion hole 21a may be diverted or formed separately from the terminal insertion hole 21a.

  In the first to sixth embodiments described above, as shown in FIG. 6, not only the locking lance 13 but also the contact surface 34 of the terminal 30 is exposed through the terminal insertion hole 21a during temporary locking. However, as shown in FIG. 7, when the checker jig insertion hole 21 b that exposes the contact surface 34 is provided separately from the terminal insertion hole 21 a in the fully locked state, and the continuity check is performed in the fully locked state, At the time of temporary locking, the terminal 30 may be accommodated in another direction through the terminal insertion hole 21a.

  In addition, in order to insert the locking lance 13 and the terminal extraction jig for releasing the locking of the locking lance 13 in the fully locked state, a terminal extraction jig insertion hole provided separately from the terminal insertion hole 21a. (Not shown) are arranged in the longitudinal direction Y1, the locking lance 13 is exposed from the terminal removal jig insertion hole, and the terminal lance 13 can be unlocked in the fully locked state, When stopping, the terminal lance 13 does not need to be exposed through the terminal insertion hole 21a, and may be locked at another place.

  In the first to sixth embodiments described above, the contact surface 34 is provided at the forefront of the outer side of the cylindrical portion 30a. However, the present invention is not limited to the case where the contact surface 34 is provided at the forefront of the terminal 30. For example, it may be provided slightly behind.

  Furthermore, in the first to sixth embodiments described above, the number of stages of the terminal accommodating chamber C is two, but it is not limited to two and may be more. In the first to fifth embodiments described above, the lock protrusion 23a is provided on the lock arm 23. However, the present invention is not limited to this case. For example, the left and right side cover portions 22 of the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 are provided. It is also conceivable to provide the outer side of the lower wall 12.

It is a disassembled oblique view which shows the outer cover 20 and the housing main body 10 in 1st Embodiment of the connector of this invention. It is the II sectional view taken on the line of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG. It is the II-II sectional view taken on the line of the housing main body 10 shown in FIG. It is sectional drawing of the connector in a temporary latching position. It is sectional drawing of the connector in this latching position. It is a partial expanded sectional view of the connector in a temporary latching position. It is a partial expanded sectional view of the connector in this locking position. It is a perspective view of the outer cover 20 in other embodiment. It is a front view of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG. It is a side view of the outer cover 20 shown in FIG. It is a disassembled oblique view which shows the outer cover 20 and the housing main body 10 in 2nd Embodiment of the connector of this invention. FIG. 12 is a rear view of the connector at the temporary locking position of the connector shown in FIG. 11. FIG. 12 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 11 at the final locking position. FIG. 12 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 11 in a terminal halfway insertion state. It is a back surface exploded perspective view which shows the outer cover 20 and the housing main body 10 in 3rd Embodiment of the connector of this invention. It is a front oblique view which shows the housing main body shown in FIG. It is a rear view in the temporary latching position of the connector shown in FIG. FIG. 16 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 15 in a final locking position. FIG. 16 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 15 in a terminal halfway insertion state. It is a figure for demonstrating the cancellation method of latching of the connector shown in FIG. It is a front exploded perspective view which shows the outer cover 20 and the housing main body 10 in 4th Embodiment of the connector of this invention. It is sectional drawing in the temporary latching position of the connector shown in FIG. It is sectional drawing in the final latching position of the connector shown in FIG. It is a front exploded view showing the outer cover 20 and the housing body 10 in the fifth embodiment of the present invention. It is a disassembled oblique view which shows the modification of the connector in 5th Embodiment. It is a disassembled oblique view which shows the modification of the connector in 5th Embodiment. It is a back surface exploded perspective view which shows the outer cover and housing main body in 6th Embodiment of the connector of this invention. FIG. 28 is a rear view of the connector shown in FIG. 27 in a final locking position. It is sectional drawing in the state which the latching of the 2nd wedge-shaped protrusion and the wedge-shaped groove | channel released | separated. It is a partial expanded sectional view of the connector in the temporary locking position in other embodiments. It is a partial expanded sectional view of the connector in the final locking position in other embodiments. It is sectional drawing which shows an example of the conventional connector. It is sectional drawing which shows an example of the conventional connector.

Explanation of symbols

C Terminal accommodating chamber 10 Housing body 13 Terminal locking lance 16 Left and right side surfaces (side surfaces)
16a Locking protrusion (first locking means)
19 Flexible locking arm 19a Temporary locking projection (second locking means)
19b Main locking projection (second locking means)
20 Outer cover (outer part)
21 Front part 21a Mating terminal insertion hole (exposed hole)
21b Checker jig insertion hole (exposed hole)
22 Left and right side cover (side cover)
22a Temporary locking groove (first locking means, locking groove)
22b Main locking groove (first locking means, locking groove)
23 lock arm portion 23a lock protrusion 23b arm portion 24 spacer portion 25 lock protection wall 25a locking protrusion (second locking means)
29 Bridge 29a Temporary locking groove (Temporary locking means)
30 Terminal 32 First Locking Step 33 First Projection 34 Abutting Surface 37 Flexible Locking Section 37a Fixed End 37b Free End 37c Temporary Locking Projection (Temporary Locking Means)
38 Outer cover protector (cover protector, protrusion)
Y1 Longitudinal direction Y2 Mounting direction Y3 Orthogonal direction

Claims (6)

  1. (A) a housing body having a terminal housing chamber and a terminal locking lance for locking a terminal housed in the terminal housing chamber; and
    (B) A front portion provided with a mating terminal insertion hole that covers the distal end side of the terminal of the housing body in the longitudinal direction and communicates with the terminal housing chamber, and is mounted on the housing body from the mounting direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction. And the housing at both a temporary locking position that allows insertion of the terminal into the terminal receiving chamber and a final locking position that locks the terminal and prevents it from coming out of the terminal receiving chamber. A spacer portion locked to the main body, and an outer portion formed integrally;
    The housing main body has a pair of outer surfaces parallel to the mounting direction, the terminal housing chamber is provided between the pair of outer surfaces, and a pair of side surfaces covering the pair of outer surfaces on the outer portion, respectively. A connector in which the cover part is further integrally formed,
    First locking means for locking the housing body and the outer portion at the temporary locking position and the main locking position is provided on each of the outer surface of the housing body and the side cover portion of the outer portion. Connector characterized by being made.
  2. The first locking means provided on the inner side of the side cover portion of the outer portion is a locking protrusion or a locking groove,
    The connector according to claim 1 , wherein the locking protrusion or the locking groove is formed along the longitudinal direction from at least the rear end portion in the longitudinal direction of the outer portion.
  3. The first locking means provided on the side cover portion of the outer portion is a locking protrusion or a locking groove,
    The locking projection or the locking groove, while being shaped through the through hole provided in the front portion, claim 1, characterized in that it has been formed along the longitudinal direction or 2 Connector described in.
  4. The terminal locking lance of the housing body is exposed through the mating terminal insertion hole provided in the front portion in a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body at the temporary locking position. The connector according to claim 1.
  5. The contact surface of the terminal intersecting with the longitudinal direction is molded,
    An exposure hole is formed in the front part,
    In a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body at at least one of the final locking position and the temporary locking position, the contact surface and the exposure hole are arranged in the longitudinal direction and connector according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the abutment surface is exposed through the exposure hole.
  6. The exposure hole exposes the contact surface in a state where the outer portion is locked to the housing body only at the final locking position of the final locking position and the temporary locking position. The connector according to claim 5 .
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