Patent Number: 6,168,467

Title: Receptacle connector

Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing defining a receptacle chamber adapted for receivably engaging a mating connector. A plurality of pins is retained in the chamber by means of a spacer. A front shielding shell has a connector engaging section for engaging the mating connector and two side plates extending from the connector engaging section to be fixed to two side faces of the housing thereby securing the front shell to the housing. A rear shielding shell has a U-shaped configuration for covering and being secured to the housing, and for electrically engaging the front shell. The rear shell has a cantilevered arm having a resilient curved section with a convex portion partially received in the receptacle chamber for electrically engaging a grounding member of the mating connector. The curved section has a free end supported on a top face of the housing for providing a more durable structure.

Inventors: Chiou; Song-Rong (Lin-Kou, TW)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/658 (20060101); H01R 013/648 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018