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EP 1033787 A1 2000-09-06 - Electrical connector with terminal pins

Title (en)

Electrical connector with terminal pins

Title (de)

Elektrischer Verbinder mit Anschlusstiften

Title (fr)

Connecteur électrique ayant des broches terminales

Publication

EP 1033787 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00104302 A

Priority

US 26276799 A

Abstract (en)

An electrical connector system (10) includes a flat flexible circuit (56) having at least one pin-receiving hole (60) therein, and a printed circuit board (14) having at least one pin-receiving hole (46b) therein aligned with the hole in the flat flexible circuit. An electrical connector (16) includes a dielectric housing (50) and a dual-diameter terminal pin (68) having a distal end (68a) of a smaller diameter and a proximal end (68b) of a larger diameter. When the connector is mounted to the flat flexible circuit (56) and the printed circuit board (14), the distal end (68a) of the pin (68) can be inserted successively through the hole (60) in the flat flexible circuit (56) with minimal insertion resistance and into the hole (46b) in the printed circuit board (14), while the proximal end (68b) of the pin can be inserted into the hole (60) in the flat flexible circuit (56) with higher insertion resistance. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01R 13/193; H01R 13/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01R 13/658 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01R 12/65 (2013.01); H01R 12/523 (2013.01); H01R 12/592 (2013.01); H01R 13/6594 (2013.01); H01R 13/6597 (2013.01); H01R 12/58 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1033787 A1 20000906

INPADOC legal status

2003-04-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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