Electric connector

Application Number: 00108626
Application Date: 2000.04.22
Publication Number: 1271977
Publication Date: 2000.11.01
Priority Information: 1999/4/22 JP 114743/99
International: H01R12/26
Applicant(s) Name: The Whitaker Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Watanabe Yoshinori;Kusuhara Toshitaka
Patent Agency Code: 11105
Patent Agent: li xiaoshu
Abstract An electrical connector 1 is equipped with contacts 20 which have contact parts 23 that contact the mating contacts 42 of a mating connector 40 engaged parallel to the circuit board 30 with both opposite major surfaces of a stamped metal plate. The press-fitting fastening parts 22 of the contacts 20 are fastened to the housing 10 by press-fitting from the bottom side of the housing 10 in a direction perpendicular to the engagement direction of the mating connector 40. Substantially the entire rear edge of each contact 20 on the opposite side of the contact 20 from the contact part 23 is covered by the housing 10. The contacts do not slip out of the housing when the mating contacts of the mating connector; and when the dirt or other members approach the rear edges of the contacts, there is no short-circuiting of adjacent contacts by such dirt, etc.