Patent Number: 6,168,472

Title: Selectable compatibility electrical connector assembly

Abstract: A selectable compatibility electrical connector assembly has a high performance jack and a high performance plug for mating with the jack to form a high performance electrical connection. The jack is adapted to receive low performance plugs and has a movable member therein for altering the transmission loss characteristic of the connector by introducing or removing circuit elements into or from the connector circuit depending upon whether a low performance plug or the high performance plug is inserted in the jack. The plug is adapted to be inserted into a low performance jack and has a movable member therein for altering the transmission loss characteristic of the connector by introducing or removing circuit elements into or from the connector circuit depending upon whether the plug is inserted into or removed from a low performance jack.

Inventors: Arnett; Jaime Ray (Fishers, IN)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/703 (20060101); H01R 13/70 (20060101); H01R 13/66 (20060101); H01R 13/719 (20060101); H01R 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018