Note: There is a newer version of this specification see VEC 2.1.0

Specification for the definition of connector housings. A connector housing consists of a one or more slots. In the means of the VEC, a connector housing can be a conventional connector housing, a contact module or a connector shell.

General Information

Attribute Value
Owner electrical_parts
Applied Stereotype
Base Classifier PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification
Is Abstract false
Derived Classifiers


Name Type Mult. Description Owning Classifier
identification String 1

Specifies a unique identification of the specification. The identification is guaranteed to be unique within the document containing the specification. For all VEC-documents a Specification-instance can be trusted to be identical if the DocumentVersion-instance is the same (see DocumentVersion) and the identification of the Specification is the same.

description AbstractLocalizedString 0..*

Specifies additional, human readable information about the specification.

specialPartType String 0..1

The specialPartType allows the specification of subclassifications for a PartOrUsageRelatedSpecification (e.g. different types of connector housings).

averageWireLengthAddOn NumericalValue 0..1

Specifies the average wire length add on for this connector.

voltageRange ValueRange 0..1

Specifies the allowed voltage range for the connector housing.

coupleable Boolean 0..1

Defines whether the connector is coupleable or not. Connectors that are coupleable can be used in an inline position. Connectors that are not coupleable can be connected only to an ECU or something similar.

connectorPositionAssurance Boolean 0..1

If true the ConnectorHousing has a connector position assurance (CPA).

A CPA is some sort of feature of a connector, that secures the connector in its correctly assembled position with its mating part.

outletDirection ConnectorOutletDirection 0..1

Defines the OutletDirection for wires.

This attribute is defined as an OpenEnumeration.


Outgoing Relations

Other End This End General
Role Type Mult. Agg. Unique Ordered Mult. Description
slot AbstractSlot 0..* Y Y N 1 Specifies the slots forming the ConnectorHousing.
coding Coding 0..1 Y Y N 0..1 Defines coding of the connector housing that is satisfied by the connector housing.
segmentConnectionPoint SegmentConnectionPoint 0..* Y Y N 1

Specifies the SegmentConnectionPoints the connector housing.

Incoming Relations

This End Other End General
Role Mult. Agg. Unique Ordered Type Mult. Description
connectorHousingSpecification 1 N Y N ConnectorHousingRole 0..*

References the ConnectorHousingSpecification that is instanced by this ConnectorHousingRole.

housingSpecification 0..1 N Y N HousingComponent 0..* References the ConnectorHousingSpecification that is describing the connector interface of the HousingComponent (e.g. Slots, Cavities, Design, Coding).