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Power connector

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Ser Kiat Toh, Aik Leng Ng, Thiam Hsin Chia, Poh Teck Lim

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing of molded plastic material having a plurality of elongated terminal-receiving passages into which a plurality of terminals are inserted through a terminal-insertion face of the housing. At least two of the elongated terminal-receiving passages are adjacent to each other and have elongated side walls providing elongated guide surfaces for inserting the terminals. The elongated side walls of each of the passages is open at a side thereof near the other passage along a substantial length thereof to provide communication between the passages for a single core pin to be used in forming the passages during molding of the housing.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The features of this invention which are believed to be novel are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention, together with its objects and the advantages thereof, may be best understood by reference to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like reference numerals identify like elements in the figures and in which:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of an electrical connector embodying the concepts of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of the connector;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the connector;

FIG. 4 is a vertical section taken generally along line

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4 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of one of the power terminals;

FIG. 6 is a vertical section taken generally along line

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6 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 6A is an enlarged view of the terminal-receiving passage portion illustrated in FIG. 6;

FIG. 7 is a front perspective view of the housing of the connector;

FIG. 8 is a rear perspective view of the housing;

FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view of the housing;

FIG. 10 is a fragmented rear elevational view showing the area of the housing including four of the terminal-receiving passages;

FIG. 11 is a vertical section taken generally along line

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11 of FIG. 9; and

FIG. 12 is a perspective view of a core pin configuration used in forming eight of the terminal-receiving passages in the housing.

Claims

1. An electrical connector, comprising:

2. The electrical connector of claim 1 wherein said majority of said length of said at least four elongated terminal-receiving passages are in communication with one another through said opening, and wherein a minority of said length of said at least four elongated terminal-receiving passages are not in communication with one another through said opening as said minority of said length of said at least four elongated terminal-receiving passages are completely closed at a mating face of the housing.

3. The electrical connector of claim 1 wherein said terminals comprise elongated pin terminals.

4. The electrical connector of claim 1 wherein said elongated terminal-receiving passages are formed by a core pin during molding of the housing.

5. The electrical connector of claim 1 wherein said housing has a rear portion, said rear portion of said housing being extended therefrom in a step fashion.

6. The electrical connector of claim 5 wherein said housing contains four rows of elongated terminal-receiving passages.

7. The electrical connector of claim 6 wherein said elongated terminal-receiving passages contain signal terminals.

8. The electrical connector of claim 7 wherein said housing contains at least one power terminal passageway.

9. The electrical connector of claim 8 having two power terminal passageways.

10. The electrical connector of claim 9 wherein said signal terminal receiving passages are located between the two power terminal passageways.

11. An electrical connector, comprising:

12. The electrical connector of claim 11 wherein said elongated terminal-receiving passages are formed by a core pin during molding of the housing.

13. The electrical connector of claim 11 wherein said at least four elongated terminal-receiving passages are polygonal in cross-section.

14. The electrical connector of claim 11 wherein said housing has a rear portion, said rear portion of said housing being extended therefrom in a step fashion.

15. The electrical connector of claim 14 wherein said housing contains four rows of elongated terminal-receiving passages.

16. The electrical connector of claim 15 wherein said housing contains at least one power terminal passageway.

17. The electrical connector of claim 16 having two power terminal passageways.

18. The electrical connector of claim 17 wherein said elongated terminal-receiving passages are located between the two power terminal passageways.

19. An electrical connector, comprising:

20. An electrical connector, comprising: