Patent Number: 6,168,463

Title: Electrical connector retention device

Abstract: An electrical connector retention device for retaining a connector on a circuit board comprises a mounting portion connected to a housing of the connector and an engaging portion received in an aperture of the circuit board. The engaging portion comprises first and second legs each having left and right interfering portions positioned at different vertical levels. The interfering portions on the same sides of the first and second legs are also positioned at different vertical levels. When the connector is mounted to a circuit board having a smaller thickness, the interfering portions of the engaging portion positioned at a high vertical level engage with a periphery of the aperture of the housing to establish reliable engagement therebetween. When the connector is mounted to a circuit board having a large thickness, the interfering portions of the engaging portion positioned at both high and low vertical levels engage with a periphery of the aperture of the housing to establish reliable engagement therebetween.

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

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

International Classification: H01R 13/62 (20060101); H01R 13/73 (20060101); H01R 013/73 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018