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. 164-0824
Mfr. Part No.368382-1
R 11.37
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Retainer MQS Series 81 - -
RS stock no. 712-2334
Mfr. Part No.368388-1
R 18.57
Each
units
Retainer MQS Series 40 - -
RS stock no. 712-2330
Mfr. Part No.368382-1
R 21.05
Each
units
Retainer MQS Series 81 - -
RS stock no. 161-5479
Mfr. Part No.368388-1
R 9.562
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Retainer MQS Series 40 - -
RS stock no. 172-2373
Mfr. Part No.DF33C-5RS-3.3
BrandHirose
R 1.446
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Single Row Retainer Internal Power Source 5 EnerBee DF33C -
RS stock no. 111-3923
Mfr. Part No.DF33C-5RS-3.3
BrandHirose
R 1.80
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Single Row Retainer Internal Power Source 5 EnerBee DF33C -
RS stock no. 161-6006
Mfr. Part No.4-1437353-5
R 48.491
Each (In a Bag of 150)
units
Card Guide - - - -
RS stock no. 164-2569
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-4
R 4.325
Each (In a Bag of 8000)
units
Holder AMP CT Connector 24 - -
RS stock no. 122-4860
Mfr. Part No.105325-2004
BrandMolex
R 0.847
Each (In a Bag of 950)
units
TPA Retainer 105307 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing, 105308 Nano-Fit™ TPA Receptacle Housing 4 Nano-Fit 105325
RS stock no. 673-7828
Mfr. Part No.211A567007
BrandDelphi
R 46.792
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Locking Cam Sicma Series 56 - -
RS stock no. 827-3622
Mfr. Part No.3490-5
Brand3M
R 15.914
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Pull Tab 0.1 in x 0.1 in WireMount Socket - 3490 -
RS stock no. 123-2581
Mfr. Part No.73838-0004
BrandMolex
R 1.649
Each (In a Box of 3000)
units
Crimp Housing SL Modular Connectors 4 SL 73838
RS stock no. 719-4272
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-4
R 9.342
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Holder AMP CT Connector 24 - -
RS stock no. 122-5093
Mfr. Part No.105325-2004
BrandMolex
R 2.163
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. 908-1051
Mfr. Part No.73838-0004
BrandMolex
R 1.863
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Crimp Housing SL™ Modular Connectors 4 SL 73838
RS stock no. 905-5992
Mfr. Part No.24BX-2-11-3-R
R 840.88
Each
units
LOK Tainer - - 24B -
RS stock no. 680-1806
Mfr. Part No.4-1437353-5
R 80.13
Each
units
Card Guide - - - -
RS stock no. 495-8414
Mfr. Part No.926329-1
R 2.903
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Keying Plug AMP LATCH Connector Housing - AMP LATCH -
RS stock no. 184-8476
Mfr. Part No.BNIS-04V
BrandJST
R 1.812
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Retainer BNI Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors 4 BNI -
RS stock no. 908-1055
Mfr. Part No.73838-0005
BrandMolex
R 6.486
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Crimp Housing SL™ Modular Connectors 5 SL 73838