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
$0.94
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
BNC Earth Tag BNC Connectors, TNC Connectors - - -
RS Stock No. 673-7828
Mfr. Part No.211A567007
BrandDelphi
$4.552
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Locking Cam Sicma Series 56 - -
RS Stock No. 910-6914
Mfr. Part No.560125-0800
BrandMolex
$0.22
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer 560123 DuraClik™ ISL Terminal Housing 8 DuraClik ISL 560125
RS Stock No. 910-6902
Mfr. Part No.560125-0400
BrandMolex
$0.258
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer 560123 DuraClik™ ISL Terminal Housing 4 DuraClik ISL 560125
RS Stock No. 122-5092
Mfr. Part No.105325-2003
BrandMolex
$0.25
Each (In a Bag of 20)
units
TPA Retainer 105307 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing, 105308 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing 3 Nano-Fit 105325
RS Stock No. 509-2701
Mfr. Part No.926477-1
$0.584
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retention Plug AMPMODU Series - - -
RS Stock No. 122-5093
Mfr. Part No.105325-2004
BrandMolex
$0.182
Each (In a Bag of 20)
units
TPA Retainer 105307 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing, 105308 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing 4 Nano-Fit 105325
RS Stock No. 161-5479
Mfr. Part No.368388-1
$1.177
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Retainer MQS Series 40 - -
RS Stock No. 164-2777
Mfr. Part No.1452388-1
$1.299
Each (In a Box of 3000)
units
Secondary Lock 154 Position Connector 96 - -
RS Stock No. 164-2569
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-4
$0.472
Each (In a Bag of 8000)
units
Holder AMP CT Connector 24 - -
RS Stock No. 181-6935
Mfr. Part No.172709-0010
BrandMolex
$0.532
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
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RS Stock No. 123-2581
Mfr. Part No.73838-0004
BrandMolex
$0.254
Each (In a Box of 3000)
units
Crimp Housing SL Modular Connectors 4 SL 73838
RS Stock No. 184-8387
Mfr. Part No.BH6P-VH-1(LF)(SN)
BrandJST
$0.908
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Header VH Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors 6 VH -
RS Stock No. 181-6949
Mfr. Part No.172709-0012
BrandMolex
$0.552
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-8361
Mfr. Part No.VHS-5V
BrandJST
$0.316
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer VH Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors 5 VH -
RS Stock No. 184-8151
Mfr. Part No.BH8P-VH-1(LF)(SN)
BrandJST
$0.784
Each (In a Box of 100)
units
Header VH Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors 8 VH -
RS Stock No. 135-5573
Mfr. Part No.1-1969541-6
$0.296
Each (In a Bag of 20)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 16 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 186-4904
Mfr. Part No.1393564-6
$0.284
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - 1393564
RS Stock No. 337-0920
Mfr. Part No.DF1E-10RS/P-2.5
BrandHirose
$0.478
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Connector - 10 - -
RS Stock No. 173-5295
Mfr. Part No.926477-1
$0.362
Each (In a Bag of 15000)
units
Retention Plug AMPMODU Series - - -
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