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
$4.51
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Locking Cam Sicma Series 56 - -
RS Stock No. 910-6914
Mfr. Part No.560125-0800
BrandMolex
$0.218
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer 560123 DuraClik™ ISL Terminal Housing 8 DuraClik ISL 560125
RS Stock No. 181-6862
Mfr. Part No.172709-0108
BrandMolex
$0.268
Each (In a Bag of 1500)
units
Retainer 172708 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172762 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172767 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200453 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200471 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200488 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing 8 - 172709
RS Stock No. 181-6863
Mfr. Part No.172709-0110
BrandMolex
$0.319
Each (In a Bag of 1200)
units
Retainer 172708 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172762 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172767 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200453 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200471 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200488 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing 10 - 172709
RS Stock No. 123-2581
Mfr. Part No.73838-0004
BrandMolex
$0.241
Each (In a Box of 3000)
units
Crimp Housing SL Modular Connectors 4 SL 73838
RS Stock No. 185-0201
Mfr. Part No.DF1-6A1.33
BrandHirose
$0.408
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Cable Protector DF1 Series Connectors 6 DF1 -
RS Stock No. 181-6864
Mfr. Part No.172709-0111
BrandMolex
$0.325
Each (In a Bag of 1100)
units
Retainer 172708 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172762 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172767 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200453 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200471 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200488 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing 11 - 172709
RS Stock No. 186-4796
Mfr. Part No.1393564-6
$0.248
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
- - - - 1393564
RS Stock No. 435-673
Mfr. Part No.MM60-EZH-059-B5
BrandJAE
$2.354
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Latch MM60 Series - - -
RS Stock No. 164-5223
Mfr. Part No.1969443-7
$0.149
Each (In a Bag of 800)
units
TPA Retainer Economy Power Connector 7 EP2.5 -
RS Stock No. 184-9943
Mfr. Part No.DF1-3A1.33
BrandHirose
$0.265
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Cable Protector DF1 Series Connectors 3 DF1 -
RS Stock No. 712-2334
Mfr. Part No.368388-1
$2.22
Each
units
Retainer MQS Series 40 - -
RS Stock No. 337-0835
Mfr. Part No.DF1E-2RS/P-2.5
BrandHirose
$0.273
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Connector - 2 - -
RS Stock No. 392-2795
Mfr. Part No.YLS-01V
BrandJST
$0.11
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Retainer YL Connector Housing 1 YL YL
RS Stock No. 181-6860
Mfr. Part No.172709-0012
BrandMolex
$0.279
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Retainer 172708 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172762 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 172767 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200453 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200471 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing, 200488 Mini-Fit TPA2 Housing 12 - 172709
RS Stock No. 181-6894
Mfr. Part No.172709-0110
BrandMolex
$0.62
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-8526
Mfr. Part No.1-2132782-2
$0.722
Each (In a Bag of 300)
units
Breakaway Retainer Economy Power Connector 12 EP-II 2132782
RS Stock No. 181-6897
Mfr. Part No.172709-0111
BrandMolex
$0.65
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-8126
Mfr. Part No.VHS-8V
BrandJST
$0.285
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Retainer VH Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors 8 VH -
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