Patent Number: 6,966,798

Title: Jack with foolproof member for selectively restricting plug insertion

Abstract: A modular jack (100) includes a housing defining a receiving space (10) and an anti-mismating member (4) assembled to the housing. The anti-mismating member includes a connecting wall (41), at least one retention means (43, 44, 45) extending from the connecting wall and at least a pair of prongs (42) exposed in the receiving space. Each prongs has a main body (421) with an inner stopping portion (422) for blocking an undersized plug (300) and an outer guiding portion (423) for being urged to deflect the main body by a full sized plug (200). The retention means snaps the housing to create a retention force for securing the anti-mismating member in position when the undersized plug is blocked by the stopping portions.

Inventors: Wu; Jerry (Irvine, CA)

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

International Classification: H01R 13/64 (20060101); H01R 013/64 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018