Patent Number: 6,250,971

Title: Electrical connector

Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a dielectric housing (2), a number of contacts (4) in the housing, and a shield (3) enclosing the housing. Each contact comprises a contacting portion (40) for electrically contacting a corresponding terminal of a mating connector, an engaging portion (41) for securely latching within a corresponding channel, and a joining portion (42) for electrically connecting with a circuit board. The engaging portion of each contact defines a hollow area (410) symmetrical about a center line for providing the engaging portion with appropriate resilience and for allowing the engaging portion to inwardly deform. A bent portion (43) is further formed between the engaging portion and the joining portion of each contact, and has a smaller width than other portions of the contact for facilitating a bending operation by a tool and for preventing deflection of the joining portion.

Inventors: Chen; Chu-Mei (Taipei, TW)

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

International Classification: H01R 43/20 (20060101); H01R 43/16 (20060101); H01R 013/40 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018