Global Patent Index - EP 0245795 B1

EP 0245795 B1 1992-11-11 - CONTACT ELEMENT FOR ELECTRICAL PLUGGABLE CONNECTORS

Title (en)

CONTACT ELEMENT FOR ELECTRICAL PLUGGABLE CONNECTORS

Publication

EP 0245795 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 87106708 A

Priority

DE 3615915 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US4753616A] The contact element for an electrical plug connector has a plurality of contact springs disposed side by side, each such spring being a segment of a contact spring wire, one end of which is attached to a bearing piece. Each such spring has, in its middle region, a contact locus which provides contact with a cooperating contact piece. In order to substantially simplify the structure from a manufacturing engineering standpoint, a single structural unit is formed from a first metal strip which forms the bearing piece, a plurality of spacing members connected to the bearing piece and extending parallel to each other, and a second metal strip parallel to the first, which second strip forms the support piece. In the neighborhood of the bearing piece and support piece, the spacing members undergo a bending away from the common plane of the bearing piece and the support piece and toward the front side of the contact element, such that the middle extent of the spacing members is disposed such that any two given successive spacing members laterally define a flat chamber. In this chamber a plurality of parallel contact springs are disposed side by side.

IPC 1-7

H01R 13/17; H01R 13/187; H01R 43/16

IPC 8 full level

H01R 13/17 (2006.01); H01R 13/187 (2006.01); H01R 43/16 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

H01R 13/17 (2013.01); H01R 13/187 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB GR IT LI LU NL SE

DOCDB simple family

EP 0245795 A2 19871119; EP 0245795 A3 19900131; EP 0245795 B1 19921111; AT 82435 T 19921115; DE 3615915 A1 19871119; ES 2034983 T3 19930416; GR 3006540 T3 19930630; JP S62272482 A 19871126; US 4753616 A 19880628