Patent Number: 6,254,421

Title: Connector assembly having pivoting wire carrier with position detents

Abstract: Connector assembly (10) includes a wire carrier section 14 pivotably mounted to a housing (12) and adapted to be mounted directly to a circuit board without separate fasteners to terminate a discrete wire (180) to a contact (24) that is electrically connected to the board. A wire end (182) is inserted into a respective passageway (16,18) of the wire carrier 14, and the wire carrier section (14) is pivoted toward housing (12) pressing the wire into a slot of an IDC section (26) of the contact. The compact profile occupies minimal board real estate.

Inventors: Denovich; Sam (Harrisburg, PA), Kaat; David D. (Kernersville, NC), Matthews; Randy Thomas (Yadkinville, NC)

Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation

International Classification: H01R 4/24 (20060101); H01R 004/24 (); H01R 004/26 (); H01R 011/20 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018