Patent Number: 6,254,415

Title: Zero insertion force electrical connector

Abstract: A socket for a pin grid-array package includes a base housing having terminals arranged in the same grid pattern as the lead pins of the pin grid-array package and a cover mounted on the base housing for slidable movement relative to the base housing. The cover has through holes therein for receiving the lead pins of the pin grid-array package therethrough. The cover is movable relative to the base housing between a first, pin-insertion position and a second, contact-engagement position. An actuator for the socket may include structure to stop rotation of the actuator and permit insertion of the actuator into the socket only when the actuator is positioned in certain angular orientations.

Inventors: Mizumura; Akinori (Yamato, JP), Noda; Atsuhito (Hachiohji, JP)

Assignee: Molex Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 12/00 (20060101); H01R 12/16 (20060101); H05K 7/10 (20060101); H01R 004/50 (); H01R 013/625 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018