Patent Number: 7,713,101

Title: Male terminal having a U-shaped cross section

Abstract: A male terminal 10 has a wire connecting portion 13 at one end to be connected to an electric wire, and an inserting contact portion 12 at another end to be inserted into a female terminal 30. A plate member of the inserting contact portion 12 is bent to have a U-shape cross section. The female terminal 30 has a terminal energizing portion 31 composed of a high conductivity material having a frame structure for accommodating the male terminal 10, a terminal box 32 composed of a material having a strength higher than that of the high conductivity material of the terminal energizing portion 31 for covering the terminal energizing portion 31, and a spring 33 located within the terminal energizing portion 31 for fixing the male terminal 10. The spring 33 is formed integrally with the terminal box 32.

Inventors: Oka; Taichi (Hitachi, JP), Nakajima; Kenji (Hitachi, JP), Takehara; Hideaki (Hitachi, JP), Shimizu; Michiaki (Hitachi, JP), Ito; Shinji (Hitachi, JP), Sumi; Toru (Hitachi, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.

International Classification: H01R 9/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018