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JP4978788B2
JP4978788B2 JP2007209313A JP2007209313A JP4978788B2 JP 4978788 B2 JP4978788 B2 JP 4978788B2 JP 2007209313 A JP2007209313 A JP 2007209313A JP 2007209313 A JP2007209313 A JP 2007209313A JP 4978788 B2 JP4978788 B2 JP 4978788B2
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敏文 一尾
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  The present invention relates to a joint connector in which sub housings are stacked in a plurality of stages.

  As this type of joint connector, for example, a joint connector described in Patent Document 1 below is known. This joint connector is provided with a contact portion and a contact receiving portion on the side surface of each step, and when the sub-housings constituting the joint connector are properly stacked, the contact portion and the contact receiving portion are The plurality of sub-housings are assembled in alignment with each other by abutting at a regular assembly position.

In this joint connector, a common sub-housing having a plurality of abutting portions and abutting receiving portions formed on the side surface of the sub-housing is prepared for the purpose of reducing the mold cost and the like. A method is employed in which the abutment portion and the abutment receiving portion are selectively cut and processed in accordance with the stage where the housings are stacked.
Japanese Patent No. 3433797

However, since the size of the mating housing to which the sub-housings stacked in a plurality of stages are fixed is fixed, if a contact part and a contact receiving part are provided on the side surface of the sub-housing, the cavity for housing the terminal fitting As a result, the inner wall becomes thinner and the overall strength decreases. In addition, the burden on the operator due to the excision processing of the abutting portion and the abutting receiving portion is increased, and if the excision position of the abutting portion and the abutting receiving portion is wrongly processed, the sub housing must be discarded. There was a problem such as having to.
The present invention has been completed based on the above circumstances, and an object thereof is to prevent erroneous stacking of sub-housings and to simplify stacking work without causing a decrease in strength.

The present invention provides a sub-housing that can be stacked in a plurality of stages, a cavity that is provided inside each sub-housing and that can accommodate terminal fittings, a direction that is provided outside each sub-housing and intersects the stacking direction of the sub-housings. And the sub-housings are stacked to form a push piece that forms a hand-pushing portion, and the hand-holding portion is pressed toward the mating housing, so that the sub-housings stacked in multiple stages fit into the mating housing. The joint connector is connected to the mating terminal fitting and the mating terminal fitting provided in the mating housing in accordance with the mating, and is connected to one side of the mating surfaces of the projecting pieces. the recognition projecting is provided in, and the surface of the other side identification recess to accept the recognition projecting therein when the auxiliary housing is stacked regular provided, the outermost Identification recess provided in the stage of the auxiliary housing is characterized in was constructed that is enabled to accept the identification protrusion provided to all sub-housings of the upper side of the bottom inside.

According to such a configuration, when the sub-housings are properly stacked, the identification protrusion is received in the identification concave portion, so that the sub-housing can be prevented from being erroneously stacked. In addition, since the identification protrusion and the identification recess are provided using the hand-holding portion which is an existing structure, the size can be reduced as compared with the case where the identification protrusion and the identification recess are separately provided. Furthermore, since the projecting piece constituting the hand pushing portion is provided outside the sub-housing, the inner wall of the cavity is not thinned, and there is no possibility that the strength of the joint connector as a whole is reduced. Further, even if the number of stacked sub-housings is changed, the lowermost sub-housing can be used as a common sub-housing.

The following configuration is preferable as an embodiment of the present invention.
The identification protrusion and the identification recess are arranged side by side in the stacking direction in a state in which the sub-housings are normally stacked, and the identification recess has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the identification protrusion. In the case where the layers are not properly stacked, the protruding end portion of the identification protrusion may interfere with the opening edge of the identification recess because the direction of the cross-sectional shape is different from the direction of the hole shape.

  According to such a configuration, when the direction of the cross-sectional shape of the identification protrusion coincides with the direction of the hole shape of the identification recess, the identification protrusion is received inside the identification recess, thereby preventing erroneous stacking of the sub-housings. Can do. For example, when a pair of identification protrusions and identification recesses are arranged with a predetermined interval in the width direction (direction intersecting both the stacking direction and the fitting direction), the distance between these identification protrusions and the identification recesses Since these identification protrusions and identification recesses can be arranged in the stacking direction while maintaining a constant, there is no possibility that the joint connector will be enlarged in the width direction.

A pair of protrusions are provided for each sub-housing, and a pair of identification protrusions and identification recesses are provided at predetermined intervals, respectively. When the sub-housings are not properly stacked, these identification protrusions and It is good also as a structure which the protrusion edge part of an identification protrusion interferes with the surface of the other side in a mating surface because the space | interval of an identification recessed part mutually differs.
According to such a configuration, when the distance between the pair of identification protrusions matches the distance between the pair of identification recesses, the pair of identification protrusions are received inside the pair of identification recesses. Can be prevented.

The projecting piece may be configured to project laterally at the rear portion of the sub-housing.
According to such a configuration, since the hand pressing portion is formed at the rear portion of the joint connector, it is easy to perform the pressing operation when fitting with the mating housing.

  According to the present invention, it is possible to easily prevent erroneous stacking when stacking the sub-housings without causing a decrease in strength.

<Embodiment 1>
Embodiment 1 of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
<Overall configuration>
As shown in FIG. 1, the joint connector 10 according to the present embodiment is provided so as to be fitted into a fitting recess 22 described later of the relay connector 20. Inside the relay connector 20, a terminal fitting 40 connected to the wire harness W is accommodated. When the two joint connectors 10 are fitted on both sides of the relay connector 20, the relay provided inside the relay connector 20. The wire harnesses W connected to the two joint connectors 10 are electrically connected to each other by connecting the terminal (an example of the “mating terminal metal fitting” of the present invention) 24 and the terminal metal fitting 40 so as to be conductive. Here, the front-rear direction refers to the mating surface side of the joint connector 10 and the relay connector 20 as the reference.

  At the rear portion of the joint connector 10, a hand pushing portion 13 that is pushed when the joint connector 10 is fitted to the relay connector 20 is formed. A pair of the hand pressing portions 13 are provided so as to protrude on both sides in the width direction. As shown in FIG. 2, when both the connectors 10 and 20 are properly fitted, they face the opening edge of the fitting recess 22 of the relay connector 20. It is set to be.

<Composition of joint connector>
The joint connector 10 has a laminated housing 11 made of synthetic resin, and this laminated housing 11 is called six sub-housings S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6 (hereinafter referred to as “sub-housings S1 to S6” for short). The sub-housing S is sometimes laminated). These sub-housings S are arranged in order from the upper side in a properly stacked state, in order from the first sub-housing S1, the second sub-housing S2, the third sub-housing S3, the fourth sub-housing S4, the fifth sub-housing S5, 6 sub-housing S6. Here, the vertical direction refers to the first sub-housing S1 side as the upper side with reference to the stacking direction of the sub-housings S.

  The first sub-housing S1 is provided with a lock arm 12 that holds the connectors 10 and 20 in a properly fitted state. The lock arm 12 includes a base end portion 12A that rises upward from the front end of the upper surface of the first sub-housing S1, and an arm portion 12B that has a cantilever shape extending rearward from the base end portion 12A and can be bent up and down. Yes. At the rear end of the arm portion 12B, a release operation portion 12C for performing the release operation of the lock arm 12 is provided. In addition, a lock protrusion 12D that protrudes upward is formed slightly forward of the release operation part 12C in the arm part 12B.

<Configuration of relay connector>
The relay connector 20 includes a relay housing 21 (an example of the “mating housing” according to the present invention) 21 made of a synthetic resin. The relay housing 21 includes a pair of fitting recesses 22 that open forward and rearward. An intermediate wall 23 is formed inside the relay housing 21 to partition the fitting recesses 22. A relay terminal 24 is fixed to the intermediate wall 23 by being press-fitted from one fitting recess 22 toward the other fitting recess 22. As shown in FIG. 5, three relay terminals 24 are arranged at a predetermined interval in the width direction. In addition, as shown in FIG. 3, the relay terminal 24 has five tab-like terminals arranged in the vertical direction corresponding to the terminal fittings 40 of the second sub-housing S2 to the sixth sub-housing S6. Adjacent tab-like terminals are connected together and integrated.

  On the upper surface of the relay housing 21, a pair of lock holes 25 penetrating the inside and the outside of the fitting recess 22 is provided. The lock projection 25 </ b> D is fitted into the lock hole 25 from the inside of the fitting recess 22 as the joint connector 10 is fitted into the fitting recess 22. The lock protrusion 12D can hold both the connectors 10 and 20 that are normally fitted by being locked to the inner peripheral surface of the lock hole 25 in a disconnected state. A fixing portion 26 is provided on the side surface of the relay housing 21 for mounting and fixing to a mounting stay (not shown) fixed to the device side.

<Configuration of each sub-housing>
As shown in FIG. 6, each sub-housing S includes a plate-like main body 30 and projecting pieces 31 that protrude on both sides in the width direction at the rear part of the main body 30. The main body 30 of the second sub-housing S2 to the sixth sub-housing S6 includes three cavities 32 penetrating in the front-rear direction and arranged side by side in the width direction, and inside these cavities 32, The terminal fitting 40 can be accommodated from the rear. A lance 33 is formed on the side wall of the cavity 32 so as to be able to bend in the width direction, and the terminal fitting 40 can be held in the cavity 32 in a locked state by locking the lance 33 to the terminal fitting 40 from the width direction. It is.

  Retainer insertion ports 34 common to the three cavities 32 are collectively formed through the upper surfaces of the second sub housing S2 to the sixth sub housing S6. The three cavities 32 communicate with the outside of the cavity 32 through the retainer insertion port 34. On the other hand, three retainers 35 are formed on the lower surfaces of the first sub-housing S1 to the fifth sub-housing S5 and enter the three cavities 32 through the retainer insertion ports 34 when the sub-housings S are properly stacked. Has been. The retainer 35 can hold the terminal fitting 40 in the cavity 32 in a locked state by being locked to the rear end of the terminal fitting 40 inserted into the regular insertion position inside the cavity 32. In other words, the terminal fitting 40 is held in a double locked state by the locking by the lance 33 and the locking by the retainer 35.

  A predetermined clearance is set between the side wall of the retainer 35 and the opening edge of the retainer insertion port 34 in order to reduce the fitting force when the sub-housings S are stacked. However, since this clearance is provided, each sub-housing S is displaced in the front-rear direction. As a result, for example, when only the lowermost sixth sub-housing S6 is pushed in and the connectors 10 and 20 are fitted together, the posture is shifted rearward toward the upper side, and in the uppermost first sub-housing S1 May occur that the lock arm 12 is not locked. As a countermeasure, a rib 35 </ b> A is provided near the base of the retainer 35 to loosen the gap between the retainer 35 and the opening edge of the retainer insertion port 34.

  On both sides in the width direction of the main body 30, a pair of guide pieces 36 are formed to project in the width direction. The guide piece 36 is configured to be slidably inserted into guide grooves 27 formed on both sides in the width direction on the inner peripheral surface of the fitting recess 22 of the relay housing 21, and guides the fitting operation of both the housings 10 and 20. Is possible. A notch 36A for identifying the type of the sub-housing S is formed at the front edge of the guide piece 36 in the inspection process before the sub-housings S are stacked. In this inspection process, it is possible to inspect whether or not the wire harness W connected to each terminal fitting 40 is correctly connected, and to connect the wire harness W by detecting the notch 36A with a probe (not shown). It is possible to inspect whether or not the terminal fitting 40 that has been made is housed in the correct sub-housing S.

  On the upper surface of the guide piece 36, four bending locking pieces 37 that protrude upward from the upper surface of the main body 30 are provided. The four bending locking pieces 37 are arranged at a predetermined interval in the front-rear direction while facing the width direction. A locking claw 37A protruding inward is provided at the protruding end of each bending locking piece 37, and the bending locking piece 37 is provided so that the locking claw 37A side can be displaced in the width direction. On the other hand, in each of the first sub-housing S1 to the fifth sub-housing S5, below the guide pieces 36, as shown in FIG. A locked portion 38 that can hold the portions 30 in a stacked state is formed.

<Incorrect stacking prevention structure for each sub-housing>
As shown in FIG. 7, the hand pressing portion 13 is configured by laminating the projecting pieces 31 of the sub-housings S in close contact with each other. Identification protrusions A are provided on the lower surface of the mating surfaces of the protrusions 31 so as to protrude downward. Identification protrusions B that can receive the identification protrusions A are provided on the upper surface. These identification protrusions A and identification recesses B are arranged side by side in the stacking direction of the sub-housings S when the sub-housings S are normally stacked. For this reason, the intervals between the identification protrusions A and the intervals between the identification recesses B are the same.

  Next, the detailed configuration of each identification protrusion A and each identification recess B of each sub-housing S will be described in order from the first sub-housing S1. Each identification protrusion A is, in order from the top, a first identification protrusion A1, a second identification protrusion A2, a third identification protrusion A3, a fourth identification protrusion A4, and a fifth identification protrusion A5. . Further, each identification recess B is, in order from the top, a first identification recess B1, a second identification recess B2, a third identification recess B3, a fourth identification recess B4, and a fifth identification recess B5.

  As shown in FIG. 10, a pair of first identification protrusions A <b> 1 project downward from the lower surface of each protrusion 31 of the first sub-housing S <b> 1. The first identification protrusion A1 has a substantially L-shaped cross-sectional shape, and one side of the L shape extends forward and the other side of the L shape extends inward in the width direction. .

  As shown in FIG. 11, a pair of first identification recesses B <b> 1 is formed in the upper surface of each projecting piece 31 of the second sub-housing S <b> 2 so as to be recessed downward. Each first identification recess B1 has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the first identification protrusion A1, and can receive each first identification protrusion A1 inside. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 12, a pair of second identification protrusions A2 are formed on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 of the second sub-housing S2 so as to protrude downward. Similar to the first identification protrusion A1, the second identification protrusion A2 has a substantially L-shaped cross-sectional shape, with one side of the L shape extending rearward and the other side of the L shape being mutually connected. The shape extends inward in the width direction.

  As shown in FIG. 13, a pair of second identification recesses B <b> 2 are formed on the upper surface of each projecting piece 31 of the third sub-housing S <b> 3 so as to be recessed downward. Each second identification recess B2 has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the second identification protrusion A2, and can receive each second identification protrusion A2 inside. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 14, a pair of third identification protrusions A3 are formed on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 of the third sub-housing S3 so as to protrude downward. Similar to the first identification protrusion A1, the third identification protrusion A3 has a substantially L-shaped cross-sectional shape, with one side of the L shape extending forward and the other side of the L shape being mutually connected. The shape extends outward in the width direction.

  As shown in FIG. 15, a pair of third identification recesses B <b> 3 is formed in the upper surface of each projecting piece 31 of the fourth sub-housing S <b> 4 so as to be recessed downward. Each of the third identification recesses B3 has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the third identification projection A3, and can receive each third identification projection A3 therein. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 16, a pair of fourth identification protrusions A4 are formed on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 of the fourth sub-housing S4 so as to protrude downward. As with the first identification protrusion A1, the fourth identification protrusion A4 has a substantially L-shaped cross-sectional shape, with one side of the L shape extending rearward and the other side of the L shape being mutually connected. The shape extends outward in the width direction.

  As shown in FIG. 17, a pair of fourth identification recesses B <b> 4 are formed on the upper surface of each projecting piece 31 of the fifth sub-housing S <b> 5 so as to be recessed downward. Each 4th identification recessed part B4 makes | forms the hole shape which adapts the cross-sectional shape of 4th identification protrusion A4, and can receive each 4th identification protrusion A4 inside. On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 18, a pair of fifth identification protrusions A5 are formed on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 of the fifth sub-housing S5 so as to protrude downward. The fifth identification protrusion A5 has a substantially square cross-sectional shape.

  As shown in FIG. 19, a pair of fifth identification recesses B5 are formed on the upper surface of each protrusion 31 of the sixth sub-housing S6 so as to be recessed downward. Each of the fifth identification recesses B5 has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the fifth identification projection A5, and can receive each fifth identification projection A5 therein. The length of one side of the fifth identification recess B5 is set to be approximately the same as or slightly larger than the length of each L-shaped side of the first identification projection A1 to the fourth identification projection A4. For this reason, each 5th identification recessed part B5 can accommodate not only each 5th identification protrusion A5 but each of each 1st identification protrusion A1-each 4th identification protrusion A4 inside. That is, the sixth sub-housing S6 functions as a common sub-housing that can be used in place of any of the second sub-housing S2 to the fifth sub-housing S5.

  Specific examples of combinations are shown in FIGS. FIG. 20 is a front view showing a state in which the first sub-housing S1 and the sixth sub-housing S6 are stacked. FIG. 21 is a front view showing a state in which the first sub-housing S1, the second sub-housing S2, and the sixth sub-housing S6 are stacked. FIG. 22 is a front view showing a state in which the first sub-housing S1, the second sub-housing S2, the third sub-housing S3, and the sixth sub-housing S6 are stacked. FIG. 23 is a front view showing a state in which the first sub-housing S1, the second sub-housing S2, the third sub-housing S3, the fourth sub-housing S4, and the sixth sub-housing S6 are stacked.

<Operation of this embodiment>
The present embodiment is configured as described above, and its operation will be described subsequently.
First, the terminal fitting 40 connected to the wire harness W is inserted into the predetermined cavity 32. When the insertion of all the terminal fittings 40 is completed, the sub housings S are stacked. When the first sub-housing S1 and the second sub-housing S2 are stacked, each sub-housing S1, S2 is allowed to be stacked by accommodating each first identifying protrusion A1 inside each first identifying recess B1. The Then, the locking claw 37A gets over the locked portion 38 while the bending locking piece 37 is bent outward in the width direction, and the bending locking piece 37 is elastically restored, so that the locking claw 37A and the locked portion 38 Is locked. Thereby, the first sub-housing S1 and the second sub-housing S2 are held in a stacked state.

  Here, the case where it is going to laminate | stack the sub housing S by the wrong combination is demonstrated. For example, as shown in FIG. 24, when the first sub-housing S1 and the third sub-housing S3 are stacked, as shown in FIG. 25, the lower end portion of each first identification protrusion A1 becomes each second identification recess. By interfering with the opening edge of B2, the stacking operation of both sub-housings S1 and S3 is interrupted. As a result, the worker who performs the stacking operation notices that the stacking operation is in an incorrect state, so that the stacking operation of both the sub-housings S1 and S3 can be stopped and the stacking operation can be performed in the correct combination.

  In this way, the joint connector 10 is configured by properly laminating the sub-housings S. When the stacking operation is completed and the joint connector 10 is inserted into the fitting recess 22 of the relay connector 20, the guide pieces 36 are inserted into the guide grooves 27 so that the connectors 10 and 20 are engaged. Will be guided. While the lock arm 12 is bent downward, the lock protrusion 12D is fitted into the lock hole 25 from the inside of the fitting recess 22, and the lock arm 12 is elastically restored to lock the lock protrusion 12D and the inner peripheral surface of the lock hole 25. Is locked. Thereby, the joint connector 10 and the relay connector 20 are hold | maintained in the removal state. At the same time, the terminal fitting 40 of the joint connector 10 and the relay terminal 24 of the relay connector 20 are connected so as to be conductive. As for the joint connector 10 on the opposite side, the wire harnesses W connected to the terminal fittings 40 of the joint connectors 10 are electrically connected to each other by performing the laminating operation and the fitting operation in the same manner as described above.

As described above, in the present embodiment, the following effects can be achieved.
1. When the sub-housings S are properly stacked, the direction of the cross-sectional shape of the identification protrusion A matches the direction of the hole shape of the identification recess B so that the identification protrusion A is received inside the identification recess B. Therefore, the erroneous stacking of the sub-housing S can be prevented.

  2. Since the identification protrusion A and the identification recess B are provided using the hand pushing part 13 which is an existing structure, the joint connector 10 can be made smaller than when the identification protrusion A and the identification recess B are separately provided.

  3. Since the projecting piece 31 constituting the hand pushing portion 13 is provided at the rear portion of the sub-housing S, the inner wall of the cavity 32 is not thinned, and the strength of the joint connector 10 is not reduced.

  4). Since the identification protrusions A and the identification recesses B can be arranged in the stacking direction while keeping the intervals between the identification protrusions A and the identification recesses B constant, the joint connector 10 may be increased in size in the width direction. Absent.

  5). Since the lowermost sixth sub-housing S6 can be used as a common sub-housing, the lowermost sub-housing is not provided separately even if the number of stages of the joint connector 10 is changed as shown in FIGS. May be.

  6). Since the hand pushing part 13 is provided in the rear part of the joint connector 10, when fitting with the relay connector 20, both the connectors 10 and 20 can be pushed in firmly until it reaches regular fitting.

<Embodiment 2>
Next, Embodiment 2 of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.
The joint connector 50 according to the present embodiment is obtained by partially changing the configuration of the identification protrusion A and the identification recess B of the joint connector 10 according to the first embodiment, and the description of other overlapping configurations, operations, and effects is omitted. To do.

  The identification protrusion A of the joint connector 50 is provided on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 and has a columnar shape with a substantially square cross section that is long in the front-rear direction. On the other hand, the identification recess B is provided on the upper surface of each protrusion 31 and has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the identification protrusion A. Each identification protrusion A is received inside each identification recess B when the distance between the identification protrusions A matches the distance between the identification recesses B when the sub-connectors S are properly stacked. Therefore, when the sub-connectors S are not correctly stacked, the intervals between the identification protrusions A do not coincide with the intervals between the identification recesses B as shown in FIG. . That is, the stacking operation is interrupted by the lower end of each identification protrusion A interfering with the surface on which each identification recess B is formed (the upper surface of each protrusion 31).

  As described above, in the present embodiment, when the sub-connectors S are not normally stacked, it is possible to prevent erroneous stacking of the sub-connectors S only by setting the intervals between the identification protrusions A to be different from the intervals between the identification recesses B. Can be performed easily. That is, unlike the first embodiment, the identification protrusion A has a complicated cross-sectional shape and does not need to be set in different directions on each mating surface, and the identification protrusion A has a simple cross-sectional shape such as a substantially square shape or a circular shape. be able to.

<Other embodiments>
The present invention is not limited to the embodiments described with reference to the above description and drawings. For example, the following embodiments are also included in the technical scope of the present invention.
(1) Although this embodiment illustrates the joint connector 10 in which each sub-connector S is laminated in 2 to 6 stages, according to the present invention, as the joint connector in which each sub-connector S is laminated in 7 stages or more Also good.

  (2) In the first embodiment, the hand pressing portion 13 is protruded on both sides in the width direction at the rear portion of the joint connector 10. However, according to the present invention, the push portion 13 may be protruded on either side in the width direction.

  (3) In this embodiment, although the hand pushing part 13 is made into the form protruded in the width direction in the rear part of the joint connector 10, according to this invention, it is good also as a form protruded back.

  (4) Although the identification protrusion A is formed on the lower surface of each protrusion 31 in the present embodiment, it may be formed on the upper surface of each protrusion 31 according to the present invention. This also applies to the identification recess B.

  (5) Although the identification protrusion A is formed in a substantially L-shaped cross section in the present embodiment, according to the present invention, if the correct combination can be identified, the identification protrusion A is not limited to a substantially L-shaped cross section. The part A may be formed in a substantially T-shaped cross section.

  (6) In this embodiment, although each identification protrusion A on each mating surface is formed to be bilaterally symmetric, according to the present invention, each identification protrusion A may be formed to face the same direction. Good.

The perspective view which showed the state before the fitting of the joint connector and the relay connector in Embodiment 1. The perspective view which showed the state after the fitting of the joint connector and a relay connector A longitudinal sectional view showing a state after the joint connector and the relay connector are fitted. Front view of the relay connector Cross section of the relay connector The perspective view which showed the state before lamination | stacking of each subconnector The perspective view which showed the state after the lamination | stacking of each subconnector Front view showing the state of each sub-connector before lamination Rear view showing the state of each sub connector before lamination Bottom view of the first sub-housing Plan view of the second sub-housing Bottom view of the second sub-housing Plan view of the third sub-housing Bottom view of the third sub-housing Plan view of the fourth sub-housing Bottom view of the fourth sub-housing Plan view of the fifth sub-housing Bottom view of the fifth sub-housing Plan view of the sixth sub-housing Front view showing a joint connector in which the two-stage sub-housings are stacked Front view showing a joint connector in which the three-stage sub-housings are stacked Front view showing a joint connector in which the four-stage sub-housings are stacked Front view showing a joint connector in which the 5-stage sub-housings are stacked The perspective view which showed the misstacking prevention of each sub housing Plan view showing prevention of erroneous stacking of each sub-housing The top view which showed prevention of mis-stacking of each sub-housing in Embodiment 2.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10,50 ... Joint connector 13 ... Hand pushing part 21 ... Relay housing (mating side housing)
24 ... Relay terminal (mating terminal fitting)
31 ... Projection piece 32 ... Cavity 40 ... Terminal metal fitting A (A1-A5) ... Identification protrusion B (B1-B5) ... Identification recess S (S1-S6) ... Sub-housing

Claims (4)

  1. A sub-housing that can be stacked in multiple stages;
    A cavity provided inside each of the sub-housings and capable of accommodating a terminal fitting;
    Provided outside the sub-housings, projecting in a direction intersecting the stacking direction of the sub-housings, and comprising a projecting piece constituting a hand-pushing portion by stacking the sub-housings,
    By pressing the hand-pushing portion toward the mating housing, the sub-housings stacked in a plurality of stages are fitted into the mating housing, and the terminal fitting and the mating housing are brought together with this fitting. It is a joint connector that is connected to a mating terminal fitting provided so as to be conductive,
    An identification protrusion is provided on one surface of the mating surfaces of the protrusions, and an identification recess for receiving the identification protrusion when the sub-housing is properly stacked on the other surface. Provided ,
    The identification recess provided in the lowermost sub-housing is a joint connector configured to receive the identification protrusions provided in all the sub-housings on the upper side of the lowermost stage .
  2.   The identification protrusion and the identification recess are arranged side by side in the stacking direction in a state where the sub-housings are properly stacked, and the identification recess has a hole shape that matches the cross-sectional shape of the identification protrusion. None, when the sub-housing is not properly stacked, the direction of the cross-sectional shape is different from the direction of the hole shape, so that the protruding end of the identification protrusion interferes with the opening edge of the identification recess. The joint connector according to claim 1.
  3.   A pair of the projecting pieces are provided for each sub-housing, and a pair of the identifying protrusions and the identifying recesses are provided at predetermined intervals, and when the sub-housings are not properly stacked, 3. The joint connector according to claim 1, wherein a protruding end portion of the identification protrusion interferes with a surface on the other side of the mating surface because the distance between the identification protrusion and the identification recess is different from each other.
  4. The projecting piece is a joint connector according to any one of claims 1 to 3 is formed projecting laterally at the rear of the sub-housing.
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