Patent Number: 6,305,946

Title: Power connector combining signal connection

Abstract: A power connector including an insulative housing defining an elongate slot in a front face thereof for receiving a central processing unit (CPU) module therein and pairs of upper and lower passages in an opposite face thereof in communication with the slot for receiving power contact pairs that electrically engage the CPU module. Each pair of power contacts includes a ground terminal and a hot terminal respectively received in the upper and lower passages. Each pair of ground and hot terminals have tail sections extending beyond the rear face and offset toward each other for securely receiving and electrically engaging a capacitor board to supply electrical power to the CPU module. Each lower passage is elongated in a direction away from the corresponding upper passage for providing an additional space to receive and retain a signal contact. Each signal contact has a tail section extending beyond the rear face for being electrically connected to a flat cable for exchange of data and control signals. Each signal contact has a U-shaped engaging section located in the slot and extending toward the CPU module for electrically engaging the CPU module and providing resiliency.

Inventors: McHugh; Robert G. (Evergreen, CO), Pei; Wen-Chun (Taipei, TW)

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

International Classification: H01R 12/00 (20060101); H01R 12/30 (20060101); H01R 12/18 (20060101); H01R 33/76 (20060101); H01R 12/06 (20060101); H01R 13/518 (20060101); H01R 13/516 (20060101); H05K 1/00 (20060101); H01R 012/00 (); H05K 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018