Patent Number: 6,250,949

Title: Communication cable terminating plug

Abstract: A modular communication plug for terminating communication cables has a housing having a connector end including a conductor alignment region having a plurality of parallel slots therein and a conductor organizing sled insertable into the housing. The sled is an elongated member having a connector end which fits within the conductor alignment region of the housing, and a cable termination end. A plurality of septa form channels or passages for twisted pairs of wires and lead to an array of parallel grooves at the connector end. The septa are insertable within the jacket of the cable, which is crimped thereto by means of a crimping ring. A split wedge collar surrounds the crimping ring and is, when in position, latched to the housing to hold the sled therewithin. A plurality of contact blades are insertable into the slots in the housing to make electrical contact with the wires in the grooves. The sled is provided with a cap or cover member for preventing the conductors in the sled from bellying up.

Inventors: Lin; Chen-Chieh (Indianapolis, IN)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 004/24 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018