Patent Number: 6,168,475

Title: Connector assembly having anti-disorientation device

Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a male connector defining a number of cavities. Each cavity having a header contact assembled therein. At least one cavity has at least a chamfered corner. A female connector forms a number of sleeve members corresponding to the cavities. Each sleeve member receives a receptacle contact therein. At least one sleeve member has at least a chamfered corner corresponding to the chamfered corner of the male connector. The sleeve member mechanically engages with the corresponding cavity when the male and female connectors are mated. Anti-disorientation means arranged between the male and female connectors includes a protrusion formed on an outer wall of at least one sleeve member of the female connector and a recess defined in an inner wall of at least one cavity of the male connector corresponding to the protrusion.

Inventors: Ko; David Tso-Chin (Thousands Oaks, CA)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/645 (20060101); H01R 013/64 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018