Board edge connector

Application Number: 00118818
Application Date: 2000.04.14
Publication Number: 1285630
Publication Date: 2001.02.28
Priority Information: 1999/4/15 JP 108204/99
International: H01R12/18
Applicant(s) Name: Molex Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Sasao Masami;Hirata Tomohisa;Hirayama Takaro
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: lin changan
Abstract An edge card connector(10A)can be used together with a circuit card having an edge(20)and a number of contact pads(36)adjacent to the edge. The connector comprises a shell(16)having a vimineous groove(18)for receiving the edge of the circuit card in a given insertion direction(A)toward to the footwall(30)of the groove. The terminal(24)array are arranged on the shell along the groove area. The footwall(30)of the groove outside the terminal area(46)is provided with at least one protuberance(46)for engaging the edge of the card at the completely insertion position, so as to prevent the edge of the card from being jointed in terminal area(46)and scraping the footwall(30)of the groove(18). Each terminal(24)comprises a contacting part(24c)extending in a crossover direction of the card insertion direction. The guide track(26)for the card comprises a tilting section(56)which is inclined wholly along the dip angle direction of the contacting part(24c)of the terminal(24)so as to reduce the impact angle of the card edge(20)of the engaging terminal contacting part when the card is inserted into the groove.