Patent Number: 6,168,451

Title: Electrical connector assembly

Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for connecting a chipset to a printed circuit board comprises a dielectric housing having a number of terminal-receiving passageways defined between a top mating face and a bottom terminating face thereof. Two connecting protrusions are respectively formed on opposite sides of the housing. A number of terminals are received in the passageways of the housing. Each terminal has a contact portion and a tail portion extending from the contact portion. A fastening piece is attached to the housing, and includes a body and two legs extending substantially perpendicular from opposite ends of the body. Each leg defines a mating groove on an inner face thereof for mating with the corresponding connecting protrusion of the housing. When the fastening piece is mounted to the housing, the chipset is securely sandwiched between the fastening piece and the housing, and when the fastening piece is removed from the housing, the chipset can be easily detached from the housing.

Inventors: Lin; Nick (Hsin-Chuang, TW), Yang; Shih-Tsang (Tai-Chunag, TW)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/426 (20060101); H01R 013/62 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018