Patent Number: 7,785,152

Title: High density connector having two-leveled contact interface

Abstract: A terminal arrangement in an electrical connector including: an array of terminal pairs arranged along a first direction, each terminal pair comprising a first terminal (5) and a second terminal (6), each of the first terminal and the second terminal having a portion angled toward the other terminal, a connecting end (51, 61) continuing the angled portion, and a terminating end (52, 62) opposite the connecting end, the connecting ends of the first and second terminals of each terminal pair being substantially aligned to each other in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the connecting end of the first terminal having a mating face (511) facing away from the second terminal, the connecting end of the second terminal having a mating face (611) facing toward the first terminal, the mating faces of the first and second terminals being spaced a distance from each other in the second direction. An electrical connector (100) and a connector system including such a terminal arrangement are also disclosed.

Inventors: Yi; Chong (Mechanicsburg, PA), Chen; Kuan-Yu (Harrisburg, PA)

Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd

International Classification: H01R 24/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018