Patent Number: 6,305,953

Title: Electrical connector with improved grounding structure for shielding shell thereof

Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing (1), a terminal module (2), a shielding shell (3), a pair of grounding plates (15), a pair of board locks (14) and a pair of rivets (13). The terminal module (2) is attached to the dielectric housing (1) so that a plurality of terminals (4) extends through a mating projection (8) of the housing (1). The shielding shell (3) encloses the mating projection (8). The board locks (14) and grounding plates (15) are fixed to both ends of the housing (1) by the rivets (13). A resilient finger (152) of each grounding plate (15) contacts the shielding shell (3). Engaging legs (142) of the board locks (14) are adapted to mount to a printed circuit board and connect with a grounding trace of the printed circuit board. Thus the shielding shell (3) is electrically grounded to the grounding traces via the grounding plates (15) and board locks (14).

Inventors: Shi; GuangXing (Kunsan, CN), Cheng; Weiya (Kunsan, CN), Chen; Qiang (Kunsan, CN)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/658 (20060101); H01R 013/652 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018