Patent Number: 7,131,875

Title: Contact and electrical connector

Abstract: The invention provides a contact and an electrical connector which are used to electrically connect a conductor pattern formed on a circuit board and a component to be connected that is positioned to face the circuit board, and in which the amount of displacement of the contact protruding part is large, while having a low height. The contact has a soldering part which is soldered to a conductor pattern formed on a circuit board, a spring arm which extends from the soldering part and which has a contact protruding part for contacting a component to be connected that is positioned to face the circuit board, and preload application parts which extend from the soldering part and contact the spring arm so that a preload is applied to the spring arm. The preload application parts are provided toward the fixed end of the spring arm relative to the contact protruding part.

Inventors: Kodaira; Kazuaki (Tokyo, JP), Ikegami; Kenji (Tokyo, JP), Ohashi; Chie (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP K.K

International Classification: H01R 4/48 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00