Patent Number: 6,305,976

Title: Electrical connector with planar mounting members

Abstract: An electrical connector (1) for circuit board installation is provided using solder pegs (60) to reduce the mounting area. Mounting holes (40) for insertion of solder pegs (60) are provided, along the side walls (36), on both sides of the housing (2) of the electrical connector (1) to be installed on a circuit board (30). The mounting holes (40) are formed perpendicular to the circuit board (30), from the top wall (18) of the housing (2) toward the bottom wall (34). The mounting holes (40) are connected to the mating aperture (6) of the connector (1), and are opened to the outside via the bottom part of the side walls (36). When the solder pegs (60) are inserted into the mounting holes (40) and the connectors are mated, a mating connector is guided by a solder peg face (61) of the solder pegs (60). The mounting holes (40) are connected by solder to the circuit board (30) at the tip (62a), and the tips (62a) of the solder pegs (60) serve as solder connection parts which can be visually inspected from the outside via the opening.

Inventors: Tsuji; Junya (Kanagawa, JP), Futatsugi; Takashi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: AMP (Japan), Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 13/00 (20060101); H01R 13/60 (20060101); H01R 13/73 (20060101); H01R 013/60 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018