US Patent No. 9,666,982

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING LATCH RELEASE COLLAR


Patent No. 9,666,982
Issue Date May 30, 2017
Title Electrical Connector Having Latch Release Collar
Inventorship Marek Tadeusz Luksic, Dillsburg, PA (US)
Assignee TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,666,982

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a circular housing having a cavity configured to receive a mating connector, the housing holding power terminals in the cavity,
the housing having a mating end having a generally circular cross-section, the housing having a flexible latch at the mating
end configured to engage a latch of the mating connector, the flexible latch having a pull hook extending therefrom; and

a release collar slidably coupled to the housing at the mating end in an axial direction between a forward position and a
rearward position, the release collar having an actuator ramp facing the pull hook, the actuator ramp engaging the pull hook
to actuate the flexible latch to release the flexible latch from a latch of the mating connector as the release collar is
moved in the axial direction to the rearward position.