US 9,812,813 B1
Lever-type connector
Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Shizuoka (JP); and Akihiro Tsuruta, Shizuoka (JP)
Assigned to YAZAKI CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by YAZAKI CORPORATION, Minato-ku, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Nov. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/953,076.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-244701 (JP), filed on Dec. 3, 2014.
Int. Cl. H01R 13/629 (2006.01); H01R 13/502 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 13/62955 (2013.01) [H01R 13/502 (2013.01); H01R 13/62933 (2013.01); H01R 13/62938 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lever-type connector, comprising:
a first connector housing;
a second connector housing;
a lever which is rotatably provided on the first connector housing and which can fit or separate the first connector housing and the second connector housing by a rotating operation;
a flexible lock arm provided on the first connector housing and extending in a fitting direction of the first connector housing to the second connector housing;
a locking protrusion provided on the lever;
a locking part which is provided on a free end side of the flexible lock arm and whose rear end side is capable of locking so as to be hooked to a rear end part of the locking protrusion; and
a release operation part provided adjacent to the locking part and positioned below the lever at a time of locking the locking part with the locking protrusion, the release operation part being capable of releasing a locking state of the rear end part of the locking protrusion and the rear end side of the locking part; and
a connecting bridge of a front U-shape provided on a fixed end side of the flexible lock arm, wherein
the flexible lock arm is provided to extend in a side L-shape and in a plan U-shape from a lower face of a center connecting part of the connecting bridge,
the locking part is provided at a center on the free end side of the flexible lock arm, and
the release operation part is provided to be adjacent to both sides of the locking part.