Global Patent Index - EP 0969551 A1

EP 0969551 A1 20000105 - Add-on electrical assembly with light transmission means

Title (en)

Add-on electrical assembly with light transmission means

Title (de)

Elektrischer Zusatzzusamenbau mit Licht-Übertragungsmittel

Title (fr)

Assemblage électrique additionnel avec des moyens de transmission lumineuse


EP 0969551 A1 20000105 (EN)


EP 98109972 A 19980602


EP 98109972 A 19980602

Abstract (en)

An add-on electrical assembly (10) is provided for association with an electrical connector for receiving a complementary mating plug to a circuit board. The electrical connector may be a standard modular jack (12) including a connector housing (16) having a front face (18) with a receptacle (20) receiving the plug, a top wall (22), a rear wall (24) and a bottom face (26) adapted for mounting on the circuit board. A plurality of terminals each include one end extending into the receptacle for making electrical contact with a corresponding terminal on the plug and the other end (38) adapted to contact the circuit board. A separate LED assembly 10 is provided with housing (40) for mounting over the top and rear walls (22,24) of the connector housing. A light emitting device (46) is mounted on the LED housing (40) and is viewable through a front face (42a) thereof adjacent the receptacle (20). Conductors (50) extend from the light emitting device (46) through the LED housing (40) for connection to the circuit board. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

H01R 3/00; H01R 13/66; H01R 13/717

IPC 8 full level

H01R 3/00 (2006.01); H01R 13/717 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

H01R 13/717 (2013.01); H01R 13/7172 (2013.01); H01R 13/7175 (2013.01); H01R 24/64 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0969551 A1 20000105; DE 69803551 D1 20020314; DE 69803551 T2 20030123

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 98109972 A 19980602; DE 69803551 T 19981109