Patent Number: 6,168,448

Title: Audio jack connector

Abstract: An audio jack connector comprises an insulative housing defining a receiving space for receiving signal contacts and other elements therein. A columnar projection extends from a front mating surface of the housing and a metal bushing is received in the columnar projection. Opposite the columnar projection, a recessed space is formed at the rear side of the housing for receiving a capacitor to filter interference noise from signals transmitted through the connector. Signal contacts and a pair of springs are all received in the receiving space of the housing. A grounding contact is mounted at a front side of the receiving space and makes electrical contact with the bushing. All contacts have soldering elements extending through a bottom of the housing for soldering to a circuit board. A grounding clip comprises a fixing portion received in a corresponding fixing slot in the housing, a connecting portion interconnecting the fixing portion and a resilient arm. The resilient arm comprises a base plate slantwise extending from the connecting portion, and a grounding tip formed at a free end of the resilient arm for electrically contacting a metal panel to discharge static electricity accumulated on the audio jack connector.

Inventors: Chang; Yao-Hao (Chung-Ho, TW)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/658 (20060101); H01R 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018