Patent Number: 6,168,464

Title: Securement arrangement for slanted type card edge connector

Abstract: A slanted type card edge connector (10) includes an insulative housing (12) defining a central slot (14) for receiving a module therein. Two rows of contacts (18, 19) are provided by two sides of the central slot (14) with tails (20) extending horizontally out of the front surface (22) and the rear surface (24) of the housing (12). The housing (12) includes three securement sections (30) respectively essentially positioned on two opposite ends and the middle portion. A pair of mounting pads (46) and a positioning holdown (38) are provided with each securement section (30) wherein one mounting pad (46) extends horizontally and forward out of the front surface (22) of the housing (12) and the other mounting pad (46) extends horizontally and rearward out of the rear surface (24) of the housing (12) while the holdown (38) extending downward, thus resulting in a condition that the positioning holdown (38) is generally positioned between the corresponding front side mounting pad (46) and rear side mounting pads (46) and substantially keeps the same distance with regard to such two mounting pads (46). Therefore, such pair of mounting pads (46) cooperating with the center holdown (38) can provide a counterbalance with each other for efficiently resisting severe unusual insertion or withdrawal of the card with regard to the connector (10).

Inventors: Choy; Edmond (Union City, CA), Hwang; Jeng-Yih (Irvine, CA)

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

International Classification: H01R 43/02 (20060101); H01R 013/60 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018