Patent Number: 6,305,959

Title: Electrical connector with lock

Abstract: A connector making electrical contact with a mating connector includes a base which is slidable in the housing in initial movement to plug or unplug the connector into the mating connector. This initial movement cams the tension arms mounted on the printed circuit board of the connector to rotate hooks on the connector to unlock it from its mating connector. The connector includes a second set of contacts having a different electrical configuration which allows a hot-swappable connection.

Inventors: Baker; William P. (Salt Lake City, UT), Reynolds; Douglas S. (Clinton, UT)

Assignee: Iomega Corporation

International Classification: H01R 13/627 (20060101); H01R 13/66 (20060101); H01R 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018