Patent Number: 6,305,971

Title: Flat cable insertion socket

Abstract: A flat cable insertion socket has a pivotally connected cover for closing an open side of the socket and a plurality of internal terminal cavities for each receiving a terminal therein. The terminal each includes a barb portion that is provided at one side with at least two barbs. An additional hook may be optionally provided on the terminal opposite to the barb portion, so that a flat cable may be inserted into the socket to locate and be pressed between the barb portion and the additional hook without the risk of separating from the socket. The barb portions of the terminals in the flat cable insertion socket are so designed that the cover may be always located at an upward turnable position relative to the socket when the socket has been welded to a circuit board, and that the flat cable may always has its bared side effectively and electrically contacted with the terminals.

Inventors: Yu-Feng; Yen (Hsin Chuang City, Taipei Hsien, TW)


International Classification: H01R 12/24 (20060101); H01R 12/00 (20060101); H05K 7/02 (20060101); H01R 012/24 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018