Connector Retainers & Latches

Connector retainers are components that increase the mechanical strength of a connection by providing a latching force between the socket and the connector itself. Connector retainers are vital to ensuring that pins and electrical sockets will not come loose or disconnect as a result of mechanical stress or vibration.

When are connector retainers used?

Retainers can be part of either the socket itself or part of the chassis or enclosure that houses the socket. While their use is optional, they provide additional contact retention security, ensuring that all the components of a connector stay secure. Connector retainers are also used to prevent accidental disconnection of the two parts of the connector, making sure that the device works smoothly without any interruptions.

How do connector retainers work?

Connector retainers are available in several formats depending on the application, but fundamentally function by in some way gripping the connector and holding it to the socket, whether by a latching mechanism, screw-thread or soldered bond.


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Description Price Accessory Type For Use With Number of Ways Series Series Number
RS Stock No. 257-3011
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.054
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
BNC Earth Tag BNC Connectors, TNC Connectors - - -
RS Stock No. 435-673
Mfr. Part No.MM60-EZH-059-B5
BrandJAE
MYR7.35
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Latch MM60 Series - - -
RS Stock No. 483-4447
Mfr. Part No.3505-17
Brand3M
MYR15.32
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Ejector Latch 4600 Series - - -
RS Stock No. 827-3622
Mfr. Part No.3490-5
Brand3M
MYR4.34
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Pull Tab 0.1 in x 0.1 in WireMount Socket - 3490 -
RS Stock No. 392-2802
Mfr. Part No.YLS-02V
BrandJST
MYR0.667
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Retainer YL Connector Housing 2 YL YL
RS Stock No. 112-3198
Mfr. Part No.C04001A1267
MYR3.459
Each (In a Bag of 10)
units
Solder Tag - - - -
RS Stock No. 165-0790
Mfr. Part No.1565089-1
MYR0.20
Each (In a Bag of 2500)
units
Lock Plate High Density Wire-to-Wire Connector 2 - -
RS Stock No. 509-2701
Mfr. Part No.926477-1
MYR1.41
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retention Plug AMPMODU Series - - -
RS Stock No. 712-1501
Mfr. Part No.1565089-1
MYR0.352
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Lock Plate High Density Wire-to-Wire Connector 2 - -
RS Stock No. 173-5295
Mfr. Part No.926477-1
MYR0.906
Each (In a Bag of 15000)
units
Retention Plug AMPMODU Series - - -
RS Stock No. 123-2582
Mfr. Part No.73838-0005
BrandMolex
MYR0.65
Each (In a Box of 3000)
units
Crimp Housing SL Modular Connectors 5 SL 73838
RS Stock No. 910-6927
Mfr. Part No.505152-0400
BrandMolex
MYR0.335
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer 505151 DuraClik™ TPA Wire-to-Board Housing, 505153 DuraClik™ TPA Wire-to-Board Terminal 4 DuraClik 505152
RS Stock No. 123-2583
Mfr. Part No.73838-0003
BrandMolex
MYR0.506
Each (In a Box of 4000)
units
Crimp Housing SL Modular Connectors 3 SL 73838
RS Stock No. 136-8856
Mfr. Part No.172953-1201
BrandMolex
MYR0.92
Each (In a Bag of 20)
units
Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) Retainer Micro-Fit TPA Receptacle Housing Low Halogen 172952 12 Micro-Fit TPA 172953
RS Stock No. 181-7005
Mfr. Part No.201650-2040
BrandMolex
MYR0.778
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
- - - - -
RS Stock No. 905-5986
Mfr. Part No.35-1B-2-12-3
MYR99.22
Each
units
PCB Tainer - - 35 -
RS Stock No. 164-5223
Mfr. Part No.1969443-7
MYR0.368
Each (In a Bag of 800)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 7 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 172-2374
Mfr. Part No.DF33C-6RDS-3.3
BrandHirose
MYR0.396
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Double Row Retainer Internal Power Source 6 EnerBee DF33C -
RS Stock No. 181-6921
Mfr. Part No.172709-0007
BrandMolex
MYR0.931
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - -
RS Stock No. 435-677
Mfr. Part No.MM60-EZH-039-B5
BrandJAE
MYR8.472
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Latch MM60 Series - - -
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