Patent Number: 6,166,892

Title: Connector with built-in resettable power regulation

Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing retaining signal and power contacts therein. A resettable power regulation device is attached to the housing and electrically connected to the power contact whereby an excessive-power condition caused by an excessive-current or excessive-voltage power signal transmitted through the power contact triggers a shut-down operation of the regulation device thereby terminating transmission of the power signal to protect an electrical device connected to the connector. The resettable power regulation device resumes transmission when the power condition decreases to an operational level.

Inventors: Wu; Kun-Tsan (Tu-Chen, TW)

Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 12/00 (20060101); H01R 12/16 (20060101); H01R 13/66 (20060101); H02H 003/18 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013