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. 823-6862
Mfr. Part No.552100-1
$2.28
Each
units
Bail Clip CHAMP Series Connector - CHAMP 552100
RS Stock No. 823-6875
Mfr. Part No.5552562-1
$11.36
Each
units
Bail Lock Hardware Kit CHAMP Series Connector - CHAMP 5552562
RS Stock No. 495-8414
Mfr. Part No.926329-1
$0.344
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Keying Plug AMP LATCH Connector Housing - AMP LATCH -
RS Stock No. 161-8526
Mfr. Part No.1-2132782-2
$0.709
Each (In a Bag of 300)
units
Breakaway Retainer Economy Power Connector 12 EP-II 2132782
RS Stock No. 811-6901
Mfr. Part No.1-2132782-2
$0.836
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Breakaway Retainer Economy Power Connector 12 EP-II 2132782
RS Stock No. 739-0919
Mfr. Part No.5552561-3
$10.63
Each
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Hardware Kit 180 Degree Strain Relief Cover, ACTION PIN Connector, CHAMP Latch Low Profile Connector, Right Angle PCB Connectors - 5552561 -
RS Stock No. 135-5572
Mfr. Part No.1-1969541-2
$0.197
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 12 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 680-1806
Mfr. Part No.4-1437353-5
$8.65
Each
units
Card Guide - - - -
RS Stock No. 135-5577
Mfr. Part No.1-1969541-0
$0.176
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 10 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 719-4278
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-2
$0.872
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Holder AMP CT Connector 22 - -
RS Stock No. 811-6838
Mfr. Part No.1969443-6
$0.165
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 6 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 135-5573
Mfr. Part No.1-1969541-6
$0.266
Each (In a Bag of 20)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 16 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 164-0824
Mfr. Part No.368382-1
$1.33
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Retainer MQS Series 81 - -
RS Stock No. 712-2122
Mfr. Part No.172853-1
$0.365
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Lock Plate Dual Line Interlock Connector 16 - -
RS Stock No. 719-4272
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-4
$0.934
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Holder AMP CT Connector 24 - -
RS Stock No. 161-4731
Mfr. Part No.1969443-6
$0.131
Each (In a Bag of 800)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 6 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 123-3909
Mfr. Part No.5-1971794-1
$0.179
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
TPA Grace Inertia Connector 2.5 5 Grace Inertia -
RS Stock No. 161-5479
Mfr. Part No.368388-1
$1.06
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Retainer MQS Series 40 - -
RS Stock No. 164-0682
Mfr. Part No.172853-1
$0.332
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Lock Plate Dual Line Interlock Connector 16 - -
RS Stock No. 712-1501
Mfr. Part No.1565089-1
$0.131
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Lock Plate High Density Wire-to-Wire Connector 2 - -