Patent Number: 6,254,413

Title: Electrical connector for flat circuits

Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for terminating a flat circuit. The connector includes a dielectric housing having an elongated slot for receiving the flat circuit. A plurality of terminals are mounted on the housing and are spaced laterally along the slot. The terminals have contact portions for engaging appropriate conductors of the flat circuit. An actuator is pivotally mounted on the housing for rotational movement between an open position allowing insertion of the flat circuit into the slot and an actuating position biasing the flat circuit against the contact portions of the terminals. Complementary interengaging oblique ramps are provided on the housing and the actuator. The oblique ramps are arranged to confront and abut each other when the actuator is in its open position to hold the actuator thereat.

Inventors: Yasui; Tatsuo (Higashi-Rinkan, JP), Mizuno; Yoshiyuki (Sagamihara, JP)

Assignee: Molex Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 12/24 (20060101); H01R 12/00 (20060101); H01R 013/15 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018