Patent Number: 8,721,355

Title: Electrical connector with hood

Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having an internal compartment. A dielectric insert is held within the internal compartment of the housing. The dielectric insert includes an end face. An electrical contact is held by the dielectric insert and includes a mating segment that extends a length outwardly from the end face of the dielectric insert along a connection axis. A hood is held by the housing and has an extended position relative to the end face of the dielectric insert wherein the hood extends a length outwardly relative to the end face. The hood extends at least partially around the mating segment of the electrical contact in the extended position. The hood is retractable along the connection axis from the extended position to a retracted position wherein at least a portion of the length of the hood is retracted relative to the end face of the dielectric insert.

Inventors: Belack; Dustin Carson (Hummelstown, PA)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation

International Classification: H01R 13/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018